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H.M. MagazineH.M. is a bi-monthly magazine published in English, Spanish and Italian. It includes articles of formation, values, and impacting testimonies and interviews of the faith.

testingBy Sr. Miriam Loveland, SHM

By virtue of baptism, every Christian has been incorporated into the Church’s mission of evangelization that continues through time the very mission of Christ. If Jesus came “so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10), this is also the same reason of being for the Church, and for everyone who is baptized.

Know Your Martyrs

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By Sr. Elvira Garro, SHM

Young martyr of the Eucharist from the 3rd Century. Patron Saint of Altar Servers and of the children of Nocturnal Adoration.

Por Sr. Beatriz Liaño, SHM

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Each one of the seven books in the Harry Potter series that have been published, have been accompanied on the one hand, by huge editorial success and, on the other, polemics and conflicting views, even within the Catholic Church. Indeed, the division is irreconcilable between those who view Joanne Rowling’s novels to be inoffensive and fantasy adventures of a sorcerer’s apprentice, and those who consider that serious dangers can stem from its reading.

By Fr. José Luis Saavedra, SHM

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Restoring Unity in the Church

The Meaning of Ecumenism

The year 2017 marks 500 years since the Protestant heresy divided the Western Church. Luther was the protagonist of that sad story. His reasons were unconditionally upheld by the German princes of his time. However, their interest was influenced by the fact that following Luther meant leaving aside the payment of imperial taxes. Luther later discovered this painful fact. However, at the time, he firmly exhorted them to support him in that division. His writings demonstrate the difficulty and gravity of that horrible rupture for the entire Church. He writes:

“The Church of the Pope is a Church full of whores and hermaphrodites… [The Pope himself] is a furious madman… [and all the pontifical acts are] sealed with the devil’s excrement and written with the flatulence of the ass-Pope.”

Know Your Martyrs

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By Sr. Elvira Garro, SHM

Saint Justin, philosopher and martyr, was born into a pagan family in Flavia Neapolis (Nablus), Samaria, around the year 100. He searched for the truth for a long time as he wandered throughout the different schools of traditional Greek philosophy, until he finally found the Christian faith. He is the most important Apologetic Father of the second century.

By Sr. Beatriz Liaño, SHM

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"We ask you to at least help her with your prayers, for I can assure you, I am often in need of them." (Mamie to her religious Sister)

Gift of God to the Church

Fr. José Javier Martín de Passos, S.H.M.

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"Consecrated life... is an integral part of the Church’s life, and a much-needed incentive towards ever greater fidelity to the Gospel.” (Vita Consecrata 3).

Br. Benjamin Fenlon, SHM

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"No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has either seen Him or known Him." 1 Jn 3:6 

Interview

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Monza (Milan, Italy)

We are Adele Leo and Valter Schiliró. We live in Monza (Milan, Italy) and have five children (Marta, Elisa, Guilio, Lorenzo, and Pietro). On May 31, 2006 we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.

By Sr. Beatriz Liaños, SHM

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In a recent conversation with a friend of ours who is a doctor, we discussed the apparent increase of "rare diseases" that seem to be the "plague" of our modern world. This doctor is a prestigious nenatologist with over 30 years of experience, someonoe who knows what he is talking about. He expressed his concern, mentioning the fact that the hospital where he works has tripled its pediatric oncology medical team over the course of the last twenty years given that the incidence of childhood cancer, especially leukemia, is on the rise. According to this doctor, on average a case of leukemia is diagnosed "once a month and sometimes once a week." The conversation would definitely have proved most interesting, had it not been interrupted. I must admit, I had several more questions on my list for him.

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