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  • St. MarySt. Mary--St. CatherineSt. Catherine Of SienaOf Siena

    Roman Catholic ParishRoman Catholic Parish Charlestown, Massachusetts ▪ Archdiocese of Boston

    Est. April 18, 2006 April 14, 2019 s t m a r y s t c a t h e r i n e . o r g

    To visitors to our Parish, to

    those who have recently

    moved into the area and to those

    comfortable and nourished here—Welcome

    To All. And, regardless of your status in the

    Church, your marital state, your ethnicity,

    your prior religious experience, your

    personal history, background or sexual

    orientation, please know that you are

    accepted and respected at Saint Mary–Saint

    Catherine of Siena Parish. Please introduce

    yourself to the priest and register as a

    member of our Parish.

    Welcome!

    Saint Mary–Saint Catherine of

    Siena is an urban, Roman

    Catholic Parish formed in 2006 from two

    historic Charlestown parishes. We are an

    intentionally inclusive community

    welcoming all of the many people who

    make up our diverse neighborhood. Because

    our lives are nourished by the Eucharist, we

    strive to build a vibrant Parish that develops

    and strengthens our faith and worship. With

    a goal of being community-oriented in the

    Spirit of the Gospel, we are involved in the

    local and global issues of our times. We are

    therefore dedicated to service, action, and

    compassion

    Mission

    St. Mary’s–St. Catherine of Siena

    es una parroquia urbana, Católica

    Romana, formada en 2006 de la unión de dos

    parroquias históricas de Charlestown. Somos una

    comunidad intencionalmente inclusiva que acoge

    a toda clase de personas que constituyen nuestro

    diverso vecindario. Porque nuestras vidas están

    alimentadas por la Eucaristía, nuestra intención

    es establecer una parroquia vibrante que desarro-

    lle y fortifique nuestra fe y nuestro culto. Con la

    meta de estar orientados hacia la comunidad en el

    Espíritu del Evangelio, estamos comprometidos

    en los asuntos locales y globales de nuestros tiem-

    pos. Estamos, por lo tanto, dedicados al servicio,

    a la acción y a la compasión.

    Misión

    Climbing Up to the City

    Concert On Palm Sunday At 3:00 pm

    Most of the roads that lead up to the ancient city of Jerusalem seem to drop off from the hills surrounding it into a valley and then climb up toward the walls that once protected it from enemies. The site of the city on a hill is striking from the nearby hills and is one of those scenes I easily recall when think-ing about Jerusalem. It is from one of these very hills that Jesus looked over the beautiful city and wept at the lack of faith of those who dwelled within it. He wept at the history of the city filled with violence and betrayal as well as promise and hope.

    The symbol of the dignity and hope of the Jewish people is this magnificent city. Founded by the great king, David, and seen as an expression of the elect status of this noble people, Jerusalem has always played a significant part in the history and destiny of this people, even to this day. Jesus is fully aware of this history and, in fact, aware that He is entering the city on this day as the pro-claimed king and messiah who will also, in a few days, be arrested, tortured, and murdered.

    Yes, Jerusalem is a city of paradox: a place of the hope of the people and the place where that very hope is crushed. In many ways, Jerusalem is symbolic of our human condition, our own cities, and our lives. We are the blessed and chosen people baptized into life in Christ Jesus. The Church is a New Jeru-

    salem and the hope of the ages. She is the sacrament of God’s enduring love for us and the way by which we come to faith.

    At the same time, she is you and me and thus, she is a sinful institution. She struggles against the forces of evil and speaks against a cul-ture of death. Her sacraments bring us faith and life. The Word proclaimed

    within her nourishes us for life’s jour-ney. The Eucharist celebrated in the heart of the life of the Church is the food of life today and forever. The teachings of the Church guide us and enlighten us as we make our choices in life each day. Finally, the communion we share with one another and with our God in the Church sustains us in good times and in bad.

    On this Palm Sunday, we celebrate the grand entrance of Jesus into the holy city of Jerusalem and recall, through symbols and liturgy, the deeper mean-ings of this day. It is a day laden with significance, exposing the fickle and weak nature of the human condition. It is also a day that contains the hopes and dreams of a people searching for mean-ing and truth. What we find on this day is Jesus. The same One who was born in poverty in Bethlehem, fled for His life to a foreign land, and returned to grow up in obscurity in Nazareth.

  • Mass Schedule Saturday – St. Mary Church

    4:00 p.m.

    Sunday – St. Mary Church

    8:00 a.m.

    10:30 a.m. Family Mass

    6:00 p.m. (in Chapel during Summer months)

    Daily Mass Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. at St. Catherine

    of Siena Chapel (entrance on Soley St. side of

    Church)

    Holidays 9:00 a.m. in Chapel

    Reconciliation 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Church or

    by appointment

    Baptism Visit stmarystcatherine.org/sacraments/

    for our 2017 schedule or call Sr. Nancy at (617)

    242-4664. Preparation classes are held for Par-

    ents and Godparents on the preceding Friday of

    the monthly baptism at 7PM in the Parish Cen-

    ter.

    Pastor

    Fr. James J. Ronan

    Pastoral Associate

    Sr. Nancy Citro, SNDdeN

    Business Manager

    James Santosuosso

    Social Ministry Director

    Thomas J. MacDonald

    Pastoral Assistant, Faith Formation

    Katy Fleming

    Director of Music and Organist

    Daniel Sauceda

    Administrative Assistant

    Dianne Ludy

    Staff emails are first initial with last name

    (example, “[email protected]”)

    Clergy In Residence

    Fr. Jerome Gillespie

    Fr. Ken Chemizie O.C.D.

    Fr. Anthony Nweke C.S.S.p.

    Fr. Clemente Yeboah

    Visiting Clergy

    Fr. Pat Universal

    Hispanic Ministry

    Blanca Paz

    Vice Chairs Pastoral Council

    Shawn Burke

    Vice Chair Finance Council

    Nancy Higgins Parish Center & Eucharistic Chapel

    46 Winthrop Street 617-242-4664

    Saint Mary Church 55 Warren Street

    Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel

    Warren and Soley Street

    Social Ministry Office

    49 Vine Street 617-580-8305

    Good Shepherd School

    20 Winthrop Street 617-242-8800

    V i s i t u s a t s t m a r y s t c a t h e r i n e . o r g

    a n d f a c e b o o k . c o m /

    s t m a r y s t c a t h e r i n e

    The Church is handicap-accessible on Soley Street.

    The Chapel is handicap-accessible on Winthrop Street.

    Our Stewardship Prayer by the Welcoming Committee

    Heavenly Father, instill in our hearts a spirit of love and com-

    passion. May we foster a welcoming parish community with

    acceptance and respect for all. Inspire us to make a difference by

    being generous with our time and talents. Please send your Ho-

    ly Spirit among us to remind us to follow Jesus and his teach-

    ings in all aspects of our lives. As we end this Mass, may we go

    forth and spread goodwill among our neighbors, friends, and

    fellow parishioners. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen

    CYAC

    IS

    COMING

    BACK

    Stay tuned

    We extend a warm wel-come to all visitors and

    those who are new to our parish.

    If you are new to Saint Mary -Saint Catherine of

    Siena Parish, please visit our website for events and resources. You may also register on line at:

    stmarystcatherine.org

    April 14 ~

    Palm Sunday

    of the Lord’s Passion

    Our readings today are all too familiar. We know too well how the story ends. The challenge for us

    is to listen and ponder as if hearing for the first time. “…at the name of Jesus eve-ry knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” The cost of discipleship is real. It demands that we be willing and ready to share His remarkable love for us with others. Will you trust that the Lord has given you a well-trained tongue to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them? Look for an opportunity this week to share your love of Christ with another.

    From before there was time, Jesus was preparing for this entrance into Jerusa-lem. It is an action undertaken freely and lovingly. You and I are the observ-ers of this entrance. We remember it and are in awe of the simple proclama-tion that this Jesus is the Son of David and Messiah. We are shocked to re-member that this is the One we will watch as He endures betrayal, torture, and death in the week ahead. We sense

    the paradox and we see the parallels in our world around us. Yet it is in the events of next Sunday that our hopes rest. Sin and death are conquered by the Risen One. To Christ we can look for deliverance from the tragedy of Jerusa-lem. For in this Holy City we find the hope of all the ages fulfilled.

    Fr. Ronan

  • SAVE THE DATE

    Civil War Memo-

    rial Band

    April 28 , 2019

    @ 1:00 PM

    At the Church

    55 Warren Street, Charlestown

    Admission is Free

    Clergy Health & Retirement Trust:

    Easter Collection 2019

    Next week, our Easter collection will once again benefit the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust which cares for the health and well-being of our priests. Our priests are always there for us, sharing Christ’s good news, performing good works, and building communities of good faith. All are welcome to learn more and make a gift online at clergytrust.org. or you can donate $25 through your cell phone by texting the word PRIEST25 to 20222 (msg. & data rates may apply) And, don’t forget to find and follow the Trust on Facebook by searching “@ClergyTrust”.

    Our priests thank you for your prayers and support.

    No es fácil acercarse a la pasión del Señor cuando todo a nuestro alrededor es un bullicio de invitaciones a alejarse del dolor y del sacrificio por los otros. La televisión nos repite una y otra vez en forma de anun-cios que debemos de vivir para nosotros, tener el mejor cuerpo, la mejor salud, el mejor coche, el mejor refresco o la mejor colonia... No es fácil ver nuestro dolor y nuestra miseria por televisión. Bien es verdad que nos dejan ver la de otros, pero sólo momentáneamente entre anuncio y anuncio consumista. No hace mucho me preguntaban sobre el significado de la muerte de Jesús en la cruz. Al decirle que era para sal-varnos se quedó con más dudas. Ya saben que la gente entiende que cuando uno se salva es cuando queda bien, cuando se triunfa, pero ellos ven que Jesús quedó clavado en la cruz...

    La semana santa empieza con la entrada triunfal de Jesús, es como un escaparate desde donde se pasa del halago al sufrimiento, de la muerte a la resurrección. La Pasión de Cristo no ha perdido ni perderá nunca actualidad. Cada uno de los personajes que aparecen en ella se hacen las mismas preguntas de las personas de todos los tiempos. ¿Qué significado tiene dar la vida por los demás? ¿Por qué existe el dolor

    y el sufrimiento? ¿Qué sentido tiene el sufrir? ¿Qué respuesta nos da la Pasión de Jesús? Cada ser humano tiene en su vida sus cruces y su cruz. Las cruces normalmente las ponen los demás: el carácter y los traumas del otro; la mala relación con alguien determinado; el día a día lleno de sufrimiento por las incompresiones de los demás; la dificultad en las relaciones humanas...

    La cruz, en cambio, siempre es nuestra, está en nuestro interior; casi les diría que vinimos con ella, es nuestra "cruz original". Nuestra cruz es lo que no podemos cambiar fácilmente y que tanto nos entristece y nos duele. En uno será el carácter, en otros el pro-fundo sentimiento de soledad, en muchos la pérdida de la paz interior...

    Jesús vino para darnos respuestas a las cruces y a la cruz. Para ello supo unir en sí mismo las cruces de los demás y su propia cruz. No era nada cómodo morir de esa manera cuando la vida te podía ofrecer otros horizontes. ¿Te has preguntado alguna vez por qué Jesús no murió plácidamente en una cama? ¿Qué misterio se encierra en la cruz?

    Para superar las cruces, Jesús nos deja el perdón a los demás. Él perdona a todos desde lo alto de la cruz y fue un perdón dirigido a la humanidad entera. No fue solamente a aquellos que le proferían dolor e insultos sino a todos los que me infligen sufrimientos hoy, en este día. En la misma cruz perdona también al buen ladrón que se arrepiente. Ambas escenas son de la misma obra de la humani-dad: el perdón al que peca para que su pecado no vaya a más y no haga y se haga más daño y el perdón al que se arrepiente. Arre-pentirse significa reconocer que Dios es más que yo y que viendo mi error le dejo que entre a mi vida para que la transforme.

    ¿Qué actitud tomó Jesús ante este terrible sufrimiento?

    Dice el versículo 44: "En medio de un gran sufrimiento, Jesús oraba aún más intensamente, y el sudor le caía al suelo como grandes gotas de sangre." Sabía lección la que nos deja el Maestro: La oración ejerciendo su valor terapéutico y didáctico donde el dol-or es sólo el alumno que tiene que aprender lo que dice un corazón que habla con Dios. El dolor con la oración adquiere una nueva perspectiva. Cuando una persona es capaz de poner el dolor ante Dios, es el propio Dios quien lo transforma en resurrección. Cuando tengas un dolor, sea moral, sea físico, entra en pleno contacto con Dios y ya verás como no preguntarás el por qué, ni verás el su-frimiento como un fracaso. Descubrirás que ya no es el sufrimiento quien te domina sino es Jesús quien ha tomado las riendas de ese caballo desbocado que se llama dolor.

    Jesús murió por mí para que yo entendiera quién soy yo y quién es Él. Supo salvarme sin aniquilarme sino dándome vida. No destruyó mi pasado de pecado sino que lo transformó en presente resucitado. Hay muchas personas que tienen pendiente la difícil asignatura del dolor y el sufrimiento. Los cristianos no somos partidarios de la eutanasia pero tampoco somos masoquistas. Nuestra actitud va a la frase de Jesús: "Padre, si quieres, líbrame de esta copa de amargura; pero no se haga mi voluntad, sino la tuya." (v.42). Aceptar la voluntad que Dios tiene sobre mí es encontrar un significado al dolor diario. Puede ser que tú que lees esto hoy estés en la cruz en sus diferentes formas. Yo también lo he estado varias veces. Mi palabra quiere ahora en este comienzo de la semana santa ser para ti.

    Deja que tu vida mire a la cruz de Cristo. Pide al Señor en la oración no comprender el sufrimiento sino entender su cruz. Vive intensamente cada momento de esta gran aventura de la Pasión para que encuentres en tu vida no meras explicaciones sino el profun-do significado espiritual que tiene. Tenemos que ir a la cruz de Cristo no para entender sino para contemplar. El sufrimiento es un misterio que sólo desde la voluntad y la cercanía de Dios tiene sentido. Te deseo que esta semana santa sea en tu vida la primera sema-na de cambio en dirección hacia Jesús resucitado.

  • Holy Week & Triduum Schedule

    “He Who Sings Prays Twice”

    Easter Triduum is upon us once more. The Triduum

    (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil) mark the end of

    the Lenten Season, and recall the Last Supper of the Lord,

    The Passion of our Lord, and His Resurrection. It presents us

    with a beautiful opportunity to experience these events with

    Christ. Easter Vigil, which is no less than the most important

    Mass of the year, will have us welcome new members to our

    church as we experience the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus

    Christ. Additionally this year, the Saturday Easter Vigil Mass

    will feature a live orchestra to bring our prayer celebration to

    new levels as another Liturgical year begins and a new Pascal

    candle is lit. Bring yourself closer to the events that brought

    us the light of Christ and His salvation.

    Monday — Mass 9:00 AM Chapel

    Tuesday — Mass 8AM Chapel

    Wednesday — Mass 8AM Chapel

    Holy Thursday

    Morning Prayer — 8AM Chapel

    Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:30PM Church

    Good Friday

    Morning Prayer - 8:00 AM Chapel

    Stations of the Cross - 3:00 PM Church

    Passion of Our Lord – 7:30 PM Church

    Holy Saturday

    Morning Prayer — 9:00 AM Church

    Easter Vigil Resurrection of Our Lord –

    8:00 PM Church

    Easter Sunday

    Resurrection of Our Lord Masses:

    8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

    No 6:00 PM Mass on Easter Sunday

    New House Bill #3320 and Senate Bill #1209, “The ROE Act”, which has been proposed by both

    the State Senate and House membership.

    There are 5 easily identifiable major issues - If passed, the law:

    1. Allows abortion on demand in our Commonwealth for all nine months of pregnancy;

    2. Removes any requirement so that even late term abortions be performed in hospitals;

    3. Removes any need for a young girl to obtain any consent whatsoever before undergoing an abortion procedure;

    4. Removes any requirement that efforts be made to save a living baby who survives the abortion procedure; and

    5. Funds these types of abortions through the “Healthy Start” program even for women who do not qualify for

    MassHealth.

    Parishioners can go to malegislature.gov in their search bar. At the top of the page, there is a white strip with dark blue

    lettering. Click on the “Legislators” tab. A “drop down” menu will appear. To find the name of your state senator and/or

    state representative, scroll down to the “Find Your Legislators” link under the left-hand section entitled “Legislators”. The

    name and contact information for your state senator and state representative will appear. Note: If you live in a neighbor-

    hood of the City of Boston, list your City/Town as “Boston” – not your individual neighborhood (Dorchester, West Roxbury

    etc.) even if that is your mailing address.

    You can also call: Main State House Phone Number at (617) 722-2000

    Or Mail: State House, Boston, MA 02133

    Vote No on H3320 & S1209 “Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access”

  • St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena

    Parish Call to Stewardship

    Gratefully acknowledging that

    God gives us all, we each will-

    ingly offer our unique gifts to

    one another and all creation in

    the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

    Don’t Forget!

    HARVEST ON VINE

    Thursday,

    April 25, 6:30 PM,

    Annual Spring

    fundraiser,

    Knights of Columbus Hall

    Charlestown

    Tickets on Sale now call Maribeth @ 617-750-1937 Or [email protected]

    II Banns of Marriage

    Patrick Crawford & Megan Kelly

    Baptized - Adeline Louise Orlansky Baptized -Kieran Thrasher Milroy

    Religious Ed families making banners for their

    First Holy Communion

  • Please pray for those serving in our

    Armed Forces and their families:

    Gerald Byrnes Jr. (Marines)

    Ralph Rizzo, Jr. (Marines)

    Joseph Upton, Jr. (Marines)

    Kenneth (Army)

    Jackie Walsh (Army)

    If you have a loved one serving in the

    military, please contact the Parish at 617

    -242-4664.

    Parish Ministries

    Faith Formation

    Baptism Team

    Religious Ed K – 8

    RCIA

    Adult Confirmation

    Confirmation

    Centering Prayer

    Faith Sharing

    Cursillo

    Liturgical Ministries

    Eucharistic Ministers

    Lectors

    Altar Servers

    Music Ministry

    Ushers

    Altar Society

    Greeters

    St. Matthew Society

    Arimathea Society

    Cana Society

    Other Ministries

    Prison Ministry

    Zelma Lacy Assisted Living

    Prayer for Peace

    Christmas Carolers

    Parish Councils

    Finance Council

    Pastoral Council

    Stewardship Committee &

    Welcoming Committee

    Social Ministries

    Harvest on Vine

    St. Vincent De Paul

    Social Groups

    Coffee Hour

    Playgroup

    To learn more and/or become

    involved contact us at

    617-242-4664 and check out

    the web site!

    stmarystcatherine.org

    Weekend of 04/07/19

    Parishioners contributed

    $4,489.55 to the Sunday collection

    And

    $1,386.00 to the Monthly collection

    Thank you for your continued

    support!

    Attendance

    weekend

    Sat 04/06 4:00 PM - 82

    Sun 04/07 8:00 AM - 78

    Sun 04/07 10:30 AM - 142

    Sun 04/07 6:00 PM - 70

    TOTAL 372

    MASS SCHEDULE

    Saturday 04/13

    4:00 PM Palm Sun-

    day vigil

    Sunday 04/14 - Palm

    Sunday

    8:00 AM

    10:30 AM

    6:00 PM

    Monday 04/15 - Patriot’s Day 9:00 AM - office closed

    Tuesday 04/16

    8:00 AM

    Wednesday - 04/17

    8:00 AM Parish Prayer Guild

    TRIDUUM

    Thursday 04/18 - Holy Thursday

    8:00 AM Morning Prayer

    7:00 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    Friday 04/19 - good Friday

    8:00 AM Morning prayer

    3:00 PM Stations of the Cross

    7:00 PM Passion of Our Lord

    Saturday 04/20

    9:00 AM Morning Prayer

    8:00 PM Easter Vigil

    EASTER SUNDAY

    Sunday 04/21

    8:00 AM

    10:30 AM

    No 6:00 PM Mass

    Sanctuary

    Lamp in St

    Mary

    Church

    Is lit for

    John J.

    Woods

    UPCOMING COLLECTIONS

    Apr 21 Clergy Benefit Trust

    Apr 28 Home Missions

    May 05 Parish Insurance

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St. Mary St. Mary - - St. Catherine St. Catherine Of Siena Of Siena Roman Catholic Parish Roman Catholic Parish Charlestown, Massachusetts Archdiocese of Boston Est. April 18, 2006 April 14, 2019 stmarystcatherine.org To visitors to our Parish, to those who have recently moved into the area and to those comfortable and nourished here—Welcome To All. And, regardless of your status in the Church, your marital state, your ethnicity, your prior religious experience, your personal history, background or sexual orientation, please know that you are accepted and respected at Saint Mary–Saint Catherine of Siena Parish. Please introduce yourself to the priest and register as a member of our Parish. Welcome! Saint Mary–Saint Catherine of Siena is an urban, Roman Catholic Parish formed in 2006 from two historic Charlestown parishes. We are an intentionally inclusive community welcoming all of the many people who make up our diverse neighborhood. Because our lives are nourished by the Eucharist, we strive to build a vibrant Parish that develops and strengthens our faith and worship. With a goal of being community-oriented in the Spirit of the Gospel, we are involved in the local and global issues of our times. We are therefore dedicated to service, action, and compassion Mission St. Mary’s–St. Catherine of Siena es una parroquia urbana, Católica Romana, formada en 2006 de la unión de dos parroquias históricas de Charlestown. Somos una comunidad intencionalmente inclusiva que acoge a toda clase de personas que constituyen nuestro diverso vecindario. Porque nuestras vidas están alimentadas por la Eucaristía, nuestra intención es establecer una parroquia vibrante que desarro- lle y fortifique nuestra fe y nuestro culto. Con la meta de estar orientados hacia la comunidad en el Espíritu del Evangelio, estamos comprometidos en los asuntos locales y globales de nuestros tiem- pos. Estamos, por lo tanto, dedicados al servicio, a la acción y a la compasión. Misión Climbing Up to the City Concert On Palm Sunday At 3:00 pm Most of the roads that lead up to the ancient city of Jerusalem seem to drop off from the hills surrounding it into a valley and then climb up toward the walls that once protected it from enemies. The site of the city on a hill is striking from the nearby hills and is one of those scenes I easily recall when think- ing about Jerusalem. It is from one of these very hills that Jesus looked over the beautiful city and wept at the lack of faith of those who dwelled within it. He wept at the history of the city filled with violence and betrayal as well as promise and hope. The symbol of the dignity and hope of the Jewish people is this magnificent city. Founded by the great king, David, and seen as an expression of the elect status of this noble people, Jerusalem has always played a significant part in the history and destiny of this people, even to this day. Jesus is fully aware of this history and, in fact, aware that He is entering the city on this day as the pro- claimed king and messiah who will also, in a few days, be arrested, tortured, and murdered. Yes, Jerusalem is a city of paradox: a place of the hope of the people and the place where that very hope is crushed. In many ways, Jerusalem is symbolic of our human condition, our own cities, and our lives. We are the blessed and chosen people baptized into life in Christ Jesus. The Church is a New Jeru- salem and the hope of the ages. She is the sacrament of God’s enduring love for us and the way by which we come to faith. At the same time, she is you and me and thus, she is a sinful institution. She struggles against the forces of evil and speaks against a cul- ture of death. Her sacraments bring us faith and life. The Word proclaimed within her nourishes us for life’s jour- ney. The Eucharist celebrated in the heart of the life of the Church is the food of life today and forever. The teachings of the Church guide us and enlighten us as we make our choices in life each day. Finally, the communion we share with one another and with our God in the Church sustains us in good times and in bad. On this Palm Sunday, we celebrate the grand entrance of Jesus into the holy city of Jerusalem and recall, through symbols and liturgy, the deeper mean- ings of this day. It is a day laden with significance, exposing the fickle and weak nature of the human condition. It is also a day that contains the hopes and dreams of a people searching for mean- ing and truth. What we find on this day is Jesus. The same One who was born in poverty in Bethlehem, fled for His life to a foreign land, and returned to grow up in obscurity in Nazareth.
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