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Before the Cross - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Column

'Before The Cross' by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. Archbishop Carlson is the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis. Listed below are the most recent columns written by Archbishop Carlson; click on the title to read the column. The Archdiocesan website has more information about Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Prepare your heart by visiting the Lord’s dwelling place

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Let it be done for you according to your faith" (Matthew 9:29).

When Jesus heals two blind men, He said this to them. If Jesus said that to us, would anything happen?

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | Prepare su corazón visitando la morada del Señor

Hágase en ustedes según su fe." (Mateo 9;29)

Cuando Jesús sana dos hombres ciegos, les dice esto. Si Jesús nos dijera eso a nosotros, ¿sucedería algo?

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | Ser agradecido tanto por las bendiciones como por las cruces

San Cipriano era el obispo de Cartago en el norte de África a mediados de los años 200. Fue llevado a juicio ante el gobernador, durante la persecución de los cristianos en el año 258. Al final del juicio, el gobernador leyó la sentencia: "Se ha decidido que Tascio Cipriano debe morir por la espada." San Cipriano simplemente respondió: "Gracias a Dios."

BEFORE THE CROSS | Be thankful for both blessings and crosses

St. Cyprian was the bishop of Carthage in North Africa in the mid-200s. During the persecution of Christians in the year 258, he was brought to trial before the governor. At the conclusion of the trial, the governor read the sentence: "It is decided that Thascius Cyprian should die by the sword." St. Cyprian responded simply: "Thanks be to God."

FRENTE A LA CRUZ | Jesús viene a romper barreras

La elección ya pasó. El día de Acción de Gracias es la próxima semana. El Adviento comienza el domingo después del día de Acción de Gracias. Las lecturas de la escritura para esta semana están providencialmente ubicadas para este preciso momento. ¿Qué nos dicen estas lecturas? Este es el momento de que caigan las barreras.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Jesus is coming to break down walls

The election is over. Thanksgiving is next week. Advent begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Scripture readings for this week are providentially arranged for this precise moment. What do they tell us? That it's time for the walls to come down.

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