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A Christmas Carol Begins!
A Christmas Carol Begins!
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1
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1

A Christmas Carol Begins!

Release Date
November 29, 2020

Join us as we begin our daily Advent journey with "A Christmas Carol"!

A Christmas Carol Begins!

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Scrooge Closes Shop
Scrooge Closes Shop
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2

Scrooge Closes Shop

Release Date
November 30, 2020

Adventure with us as Ebenezer Scrooge continues his journey.

And happy feast of St. Andrew!

Scrooge Closes Shop

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Scrooge Meets a Ghost
Scrooge Meets a Ghost
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1
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3

Scrooge Meets a Ghost

Release Date
December 1, 2020

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Scrooge Meets a Ghost

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Marley has a Heart-to-Heart with Scrooge
Marley has a Heart-to-Heart with Scrooge
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1
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4

Marley has a Heart-to-Heart with Scrooge

Release Date
December 2, 2020

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Marley has a Heart-to-Heart with Scrooge

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Scrooge Sees The Invisible World
Scrooge Sees The Invisible World
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5

Scrooge Sees The Invisible World

Release Date
December 3, 2020

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Scrooge Sees The Invisible World

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The Clock Strikes One
The Clock Strikes One
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6

The Clock Strikes One

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December 4, 2020

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The Clock Strikes One

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Scrooge Meets Himself
Scrooge Meets Himself
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7

Scrooge Meets Himself

Release Date
December 5, 2020

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Scrooge Meets Himself

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Scrooge's Sister
Scrooge's Sister
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8

Scrooge's Sister

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December 6, 2020

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Scrooge's Sister

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Mr. Fezziwig
Mr. Fezziwig
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9

Mr. Fezziwig

Release Date
December 7, 2020

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Mr. Fezziwig

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Scrooge's Beloved
Scrooge's Beloved
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1
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10

Scrooge's Beloved

Release Date
December 8, 2020

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Scrooge's Beloved

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Scrooge Fights a Spirit
Scrooge Fights a Spirit
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11

Scrooge Fights a Spirit

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December 9, 2020

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Scrooge Fights a Spirit

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The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Present
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12

The Ghost of Christmas Present

Release Date
December 10, 2020

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The Ghost of Christmas Present

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Christmas Present's Torch
Christmas Present's Torch
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1
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13

Christmas Present's Torch

Release Date
December 11, 2020

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Christmas Present's Torch

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The Cratchit Family
The Cratchit Family
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1
Episode 
14

The Cratchit Family

Release Date
December 12, 2020

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The Cratchit Family

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Tiny Tim
Tiny Tim
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15

Tiny Tim

Release Date
December 13, 2020

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Tiny Tim

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Christmas Poverty
Christmas Poverty
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16

Christmas Poverty

Release Date
December 14, 2020

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Christmas Poverty

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The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
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17

The Lighthouse

Release Date
December 15, 2020

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The Lighthouse

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Fred's Christmas Party
Fred's Christmas Party
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18

Fred's Christmas Party

Release Date
December 16, 2020

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Fred's Christmas Party

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The Third Ghost
The Third Ghost
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19

The Third Ghost

Release Date
December 17, 2020

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The Third Ghost

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Conversations in the Street
Conversations in the Street
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20

Conversations in the Street

Release Date
December 18, 2020

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Conversations in the Street

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Scrooge Visits the Underground
Scrooge Visits the Underground
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21

Scrooge Visits the Underground

Release Date
December 19, 2020

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Scrooge Visits the Underground

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Death & Christmas
Death & Christmas
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22

Death & Christmas

Release Date
December 20, 2020

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Death & Christmas

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The Graveyard
The Graveyard
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23

The Graveyard

Release Date
December 21, 2020

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The Graveyard

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The Return of Ebeneezer Scrooge
The Return of Ebeneezer Scrooge
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24

The Return of Ebeneezer Scrooge

Release Date
December 22, 2020

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The Return of Ebeneezer Scrooge

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The Portly Gentlemen
The Portly Gentlemen
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25

The Portly Gentlemen

Release Date
December 23, 2020

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The Portly Gentlemen

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Scrooge Feasts with Fred
Scrooge Feasts with Fred
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26

Scrooge Feasts with Fred

Release Date
December 24, 2020

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Scrooge Feasts with Fred

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A Heart Restored
A Heart Restored
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27

A Heart Restored

Release Date
December 25, 2020

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A Heart Restored

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The Dailies Returns!
The Dailies Returns!
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The Dailies Returns!

Release Date
January 18, 2021

We're back! Happy New Year!

After arriving at Christmas with Ebeneezer Scrooge, we are launching back into 2021 with zest and vigor!

Today we're re-introducing ourselves and reading a few poems from James Matthew Wilson, a contemporary poet who we'll be speaking to on Sunday

The Dailies Returns!

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Un Petite Poetry with Hal Miers
Un Petite Poetry with Hal Miers
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Un Petite Poetry with Hal Miers

Release Date
January 19, 2021

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Un Petite Poetry with Hal Miers

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Dante's Poetry & Brother Angelus Atkinson
Dante's Poetry & Brother Angelus Atkinson
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Dante's Poetry & Brother Angelus Atkinson

Release Date
January 20, 2021

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Dante's Poetry & Brother Angelus Atkinson

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In Flanders Fields and Dr. Blanford Parker
In Flanders Fields and Dr. Blanford Parker
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4

In Flanders Fields and Dr. Blanford Parker

Release Date
January 21, 2021

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In Flanders Fields and Dr. Blanford Parker

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Edgar Allan Poe and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP
Edgar Allan Poe and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP
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5

Edgar Allan Poe and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP

Release Date
January 22, 2021

Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP is a Dominican priest who founded the Blackfriars' Repertory Theatre and was the editor of Magnificat for 20 years.

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Edgar Allan Poe and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP

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The Road Not Taken and Jean McClelland
The Road Not Taken and Jean McClelland
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6

The Road Not Taken and Jean McClelland

Release Date
January 23, 2021

Did you know Robert Frost never meant for "The Road Not Taken" to be taken seriously? It was an inside joke between friends! Listen to find out more.

And we're so excited to share our conversation with here today. She is a good friend, mentor, teacher at Columbia University and The Merry Beggars (you decide which is more prestigious), and wonderful human being.

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The Road Not Taken and Jean McClelland

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Sunday Edition: James Matthew Wilson
Sunday Edition: James Matthew Wilson
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7

Sunday Edition: James Matthew Wilson

Release Date
January 24, 2021

Just us for with James Matthew Wilson, Associate Professor in Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University. He has written over ten books, including his most recent "The Strangeness of the Good."

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Sunday Edition: James Matthew Wilson

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Virgil's Rebellion & Dr. Andrew Calis
Virgil's Rebellion & Dr. Andrew Calis
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8

Virgil's Rebellion & Dr. Andrew Calis

Release Date
January 25, 2021

Thank you to Dr. Andrew Calis for sharing one of his favorite poems with us. It was "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

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Virgil's Rebellion & Dr. Andrew Calis

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Limericks and Buzz McLaughlin
Limericks and Buzz McLaughlin
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9

Limericks and Buzz McLaughlin

Release Date
January 26, 2021

Thanks to Buzz McLaughlin for being a guest on our podcast and sharing "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry.

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Limericks and Buzz McLaughlin

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Inaugural Poets and Joseph Hoover
Inaugural Poets and Joseph Hoover
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10

Inaugural Poets and Joseph Hoover

Release Date
January 27, 2021

Thanks to our friend Brother Joseph Hoover, SJ for being on our podcast and sharing his favorite poem, September 1, 1939 by W. H. Auden. It's a haunting, beautiful, challenging and glorious poem.

You can pick up Hoover's new book O Death, Where is thy Sting? and learn more about his theater company, Xavier Theatre.

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Inaugural Poets and Joseph Hoover

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Mary Oliver and Kiley Hatch
Mary Oliver and Kiley Hatch
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Mary Oliver and Kiley Hatch

Release Date
January 28, 2021

Thank you to both Connor Carlin and Kiley Hatch for sharing their poetry and reflections with us!

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Mary Oliver and Kiley Hatch

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Robert Frost & Christopher Fisher
Robert Frost & Christopher Fisher
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Robert Frost & Christopher Fisher

Release Date
January 29, 2021

Thanks to Christopher Fisher of the Portsmouth Institute for his help in discovering more Robert Frost poetry!

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Robert Frost & Christopher Fisher

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Melissa Maricich
Melissa Maricich
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13

Melissa Maricich

Release Date
January 30, 2021

Thanks so much to Melissa Maricich for sharing her poetic tastes with us and our audience!

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Melissa Maricich

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Sunday Edition: Adalicia Easter, Renee Darline Roden, and Paula Shute
Sunday Edition: Adalicia Easter, Renee Darline Roden, and Paula Shute
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Sunday Edition: Adalicia Easter, Renee Darline Roden, and Paula Shute

Release Date
January 31, 2021

Thanks so much to Adalicia, Renee, and Paula for being on the Sunday Edition

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Sunday Edition: Adalicia Easter, Renee Darline Roden, and Paula Shute

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St. Mark & St. Paul had a Beef · Gospel of Mark
St. Mark & St. Paul had a Beef · Gospel of Mark
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St. Mark & St. Paul had a Beef · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
March 28, 2021

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Intro Segment written by Maylis Quesnel

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St. Mark & St. Paul had a Beef · Gospel of Mark

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The Wood of the Cross · Gospel of Mark
The Wood of the Cross · Gospel of Mark
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The Wood of the Cross · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
March 29, 2021

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The Wood of the Cross · Gospel of Mark

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Ordo Romanus Primus · Gospel of Mark
Ordo Romanus Primus · Gospel of Mark
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Ordo Romanus Primus · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
March 30, 2021

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Intro Script by Maylis Quesnel

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Ordo Romanus Primus · Gospel of Mark

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Fish Filets Make Big Money · Gospel of Mark
Fish Filets Make Big Money · Gospel of Mark
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Fish Filets Make Big Money · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
March 31, 2021

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Fish Filets Make Big Money · Gospel of Mark

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What was a Passion Play? · Gospel of Mark
What was a Passion Play? · Gospel of Mark
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What was a Passion Play? · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
April 1, 2021

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Intro Segment by Catherine Stuart

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What was a Passion Play? · Gospel of Mark

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The Passion of Mary · Gospel of Mark
The Passion of Mary · Gospel of Mark
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The Passion of Mary · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
April 2, 2021

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Intro Segment by Catherine Stuart

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The Passion of Mary · Gospel of Mark

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Big Drums at Easter Vigil · Gospel of Mark
Big Drums at Easter Vigil · Gospel of Mark
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Big Drums at Easter Vigil · Gospel of Mark

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April 3, 2021

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Big Drums at Easter Vigil · Gospel of Mark

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Medieval Egg Throwing Parties · Gospel of Mark
Medieval Egg Throwing Parties · Gospel of Mark
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Medieval Egg Throwing Parties · Gospel of Mark

Release Date
April 4, 2021

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Medieval Egg Throwing Parties · Gospel of Mark

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Easter Monday · Gospel of Mark
Easter Monday · Gospel of Mark
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Easter Monday · Gospel of Mark

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April 5, 2021

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Easter Monday · Gospel of Mark

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