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It's almost the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, regarded by many as the Catholic spokesman of reason and divine revelation, and a Doctor of the Church. But did you know that St. Thomas was captured by his brother when he joined the Dominicans against his mother's wishes? ⁣
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After beginning but not completing his last work, the Summa Theologiae, he is known to have said: “I cannot go on…. All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I have seen and what has been revealed to me.” ⁣
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In honor of him, we pray an excerpt from his prayer before Mass: ⁣
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"𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐝,⁣
𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲-𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐨𝐧, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭:⁣
𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞,⁣
𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐲,⁣
𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬,⁣
𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡.⁣
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐈 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲⁣
𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐬𝐭 𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐦𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬,⁣
𝐞𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬,⁣
𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬,⁣
𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡,⁣
𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥'𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. ⁣
𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐧." ⁣
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𝘚𝘵. 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘈𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘴, pray for us!
Just announced: There's an exciting opportunity coming up this summer for young adults in the Denver area—a backpacking retreat with Jason Evert and two of the Companions of Christ priests! 

Spots will fill very quickly with limited space on the trip, so be sure to apply soon. The dates are July 15-18, and the group will be hiking along the peaks near Aspen, Colorado. 

Apply here if interested: https://forms.gle/CErYwi8SZQrAQDwS9
What's up? It's Wednesday, and here's what's coming up this week:⁣
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1️⃣ 𝐘𝐂𝐏 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬⁣
• 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴: Who Am I? is an installment of the Young Catholic Professionals Executive Speaker Series, featuring a talk by Matthew Lewis, Assistant General Counsel for Ensign-Bickford Industries tomorrow evening from 7-9pm in Englewood. RSVP using this link for the exact location: https://lu.ma/46iqp4dx⁣
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2️⃣ 𝐕𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞⁣
• 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴: Join us for Adoration, Confessions, Office of Readings, and Praise & Worship at the Seminary this Saturday, January 28th, starting at 7pm. Deacon Kyle Tannehill will be offering our reflection, and remember to stay after for refreshments and community time! We hope to see you at the Seminary!⁣
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3️⃣ 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐲⁣
• 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴: Join Dr. Elizabeth Klein of the Augustine Institute and the team of Sophia Montessori Academy at Holy Protection of the Mother of God, for a Learning Divine Liturgy where Fr. Joel will share details on the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy (Mass) and answer any questions.⁣ This event will be on Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm at 1201 S Elizabeth St! Stick around afterwards for snacks and fellowship.⁣
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That's all for now, but we hope to see you out at one of these events soon!
Young Catholic Professionals has a number of great offerings in the weeks and months ahead. Don't miss out!⁣
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𝟏. 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: Do you struggle to live fully in the Kingdom of God while still being completely immersed in the secular culture? Who am I really, and how can I be part of both worlds without losing my Christian identity? A talk by Matthew Lewis, Assistant General Counsel for Ensign-Bickford Industries, will seek to answer these and other questions this Thursday evening from 7-9pm in Englewood. RSVP using this link for the exact location: https://lu.ma/46iqp4dx⁣
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𝟐. 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫: On Thursday, February 9th, join the group for a happy hour at the new Public Offering Brewery and meet like-minded Catholics in the professional world! This is a FREE event, and it will run from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring a friend, and dress code is business casual.⁣
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𝟑. 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞: The YCP National Conference will be in Frisco, Texas, this year from April 21-23. It will be based around St. Therese's Little Way, and you can find more details and register here: https://www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org/conference#register ⁣
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Looking to stay connected with YCP? Subscribe to their newsletter here: https://lu.ma/u/usr-N2bgnx3mEbzdneM
This past weekend, the Archbishop celebrated a Mass in memory of the millions of lives lost to abortion. In honor of today being the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, we offer this prayer: ⁣
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𝘔𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘣 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘣 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺, 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘴. 𝘞𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵, 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.
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