Cristóbal Almanza
About Cristóbal Almanza
Husband to Cristina, Catholic artist and designer. Serve as High School catechist and retreat coordinator. Committed to promoting the beauty of Truth through education and art. @soulpainter Visit my site President, Co-Founder ACNM
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Last entries by Cristóbal Almanza
  • 09 Apr 2014
    Questions About Veiling the Cross in Passiontide
    Lent is a slow build. With each passing week, we go deeper into the heart of the desert and seek a deeper dependence upon the Lord. We all know that the week leading up to the Paschal Triduum is Holy Week, but fewer know that  the week before Holy Week...
    Archived in Faith
  • 05 Apr 2014
    Sunday Says Podcast – April 6, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflections
    Sunday April 6, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection Fifth Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 34 This is Fifth Sunday of Lent, the last purple Sunday of this liturgical year. We are now only a week away from Holy Week, and the anticipation is growing. Reading 1 Ezekiel 37:12-14 This week’s first...
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  • 29 Mar 2014
    Sunday Says Podcast – March 30, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflections
    Sunday March 30, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection Sunday Says March 30, 2014 Fourth Sunday of Lent (NAB Readings)(Jerusalem Bible Translation) Lectionary: 31 This Sunday is a little different from the other Sundays in Lent. The liturgical color changes from purple to pink. It is a Laetare Sunday – a...
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  • 26 Mar 2014
    The IKEA Effect in Spiritual Growth
    Have you ever bought a piece of furniture from IKEA? It takes hours to construct based off the cryptic, graphic-only instructions. After all the blood, sweat, and tears, you have bonded with your furniture and it starts to distort your perspective. Suddenly, you’re perfectly accept, proud in fact, of the...
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  • 25 Mar 2014
    My Favorite Theme in Art – The Annunciation
    Favorite pieces of art about this event...
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  • 22 Mar 2014
    Sunday Says Podcast – March 23, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflections
    Sunday March 23, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflection Third Sunday of Lent (NAB Readings) (Jerusalem Bible Readings) Lectionary: 28 We’re now in the third week of Lent, almost half way there. This week, the tone of the readings signal a constant reminder of the opportunities that God provides for us....
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  • 19 Mar 2014
    San José – A Feast in Lent
    We get 2 breaks in Lent - The feast of St Joseph and...
    Archived in Community
  • 12 Mar 2014
    Slipping Up in Lent – Questions about Lenten Sacrifices
    When we start Lent with a day like Ash Wednesday, it sets a somewhat somber tone for the season. This is a season of sacrifice, penance, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Definitely sounds like a no-fun zone. Thinking about doing something that makes you happy? Save it for Easter! This is at...
    Archived in Faith
  • 08 Mar 2014
    Sunday Says Podcast – March 9, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflections
    March 9, 2014 Readings and Reflection First Sunday of Lent (NAB Readings) (Jerusalem Bible Readings) Lectionary: 22 We’re now in the season of Lent, our spiritual time in the desert as we prepare for the great season of Easter. It’s a time of penitential season, a time for prayer, fasting,...
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  • 27 Feb 2014
    A Husband in Good Times and in Bad
    There’s a real beauty to the cycle of life. Some are at the point where their friends are retiring, others, where they’re reaching the peaks of their professional careers. I’m in the time in my life when all my friends are getting married and having kids. It’s so common, that...
    Archived in Marriage and Love
  • 23 Feb 2014
    Sunday Says Podcast – Feb 23, 2014 Mass Readings and Reflections
    February 23, 2014 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (NAB Version) (Jerusalem Bible) Lectionary: 79 Reading 1 LV 19:1-2, 17-18 This week’s first reading from Leviticus  is very short, but shows us part of the central identity of God. He is Holy. Unlink the pagans that worshiped false gods, God reveals Himself...
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  • 21 Feb 2014
    Last Call for the Catholic Men’s Conference
    This weekend, the Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men is hosting their 2nd Annual Men’s Conference. I was blessed to attend the first one last year featuring Matthew Kelly, and it was an amazing event. This year, the event will feature presentations by Fr. Larry Richards. It’s sure to be...
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