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Septuagesima Sunday (Preparing for Lent)
"Two loves have made two cities; the love of ourselves, to the contempt of God, founded the earthly city; but the love of God, to the contempt of ourselves, the heavenly city. The first must be destroyed, to lay the foundation of the second."
St. Augustine of Hippo, Church Father and Doctor, 1. 14, "City of God", 8

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jimmie | Reply 17.02.2015 17.27

my sister and i are trying to get a webpage started here in spanish here in spain so we can help get people in to the real church here please pray for us

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Hi John, no it does not. Ember Days are days favored for priestly ordinations, prayer for priests, first Communions, almsgiving and other penitential and charitable acts, and prayers for the souls in Purgatory.

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