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Aug 07 - Homily: Purifying Persecutions

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Fr. Joachim on the persecutions against the Church and how they did not defeat the faith but caused it to grow. He relates this to the life and death of St. Sixtus II Pope and his Companions who were martyred in 258 during the persecutions of emperor Valerian Ave Maria! Mass: St. Sixtus II Pope and Comp. - Opt Mem - Form: OF Readings: Thursday in the 18th Week in Ordinary Time 1st: jer 31:31-34 Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 Gsp: mat 16:13-23 To Download Audio go to


Franciscan Bloomington Fr. Joachim Homily Martyrs Persecution St. Sixtus II Pope Valerian

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