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Great catholic podcast, miss it!!

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I’ll miss you guys!!! Thank you for all the information. Lisa you helped so much!

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240 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
11
8
2
1

Great catholic podcast, miss it!!

By Robert Henry Holtz - Nov 20 2019
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Great catholic podcast, miss it!!

Miss

By Buche2 - Oct 02 2019
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I’ll miss you guys!!! Thank you for all the information. Lisa you helped so much!
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How-to Catholic

Latest release on Oct 01, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: S5 Ep2: How-to Discernment: Marriage

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One of the most frequently asked questions Kevin and Lisa receive is, “How do I discern my vocation?” This question makes sense because in a world that changes so often it can be difficult to pick one final state of life. So to help with your discernment dilemma, on today’s episode How-to Catholic is starting a four-part series on vocational discernment, beginning with marriage.

SHOWNOTES

CCC on Marriage

Vatican documents on Marriage

Three to Get Married by Fulton Sheen

How-to Online Dating with Jill Rippee

Hack

Pray More Novenas

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S5 Ep2: How-to Discernment: Marriage appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

May 07 2019

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Rank #2: S3 Ep17: How-to Heal with Crystalina Evert

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Truth: we are all broken and in need of healing, but this a fact that perhaps we don’t like to readily admit. However, keeping our painful memories in the dark causes more trouble than having the courage to bring them into the light.

On today’s episode, Lisa interviews the inspirational Crystalina Evert on not only why, but how to begin the process of healing. Listen in as they discuss Crystalina’s four pillars for healing and as a bonus, three fun facts that Lisa learned about Crystalina from their time as neighbors.

SHOWNOTES

chastityproject.com

womenmadenew.com

Connect with Crystalina: Twitter | Instagram

Find an Adoration Chapel: therealpresence.org

Saint Quotes To Live By

“God does not inspire us to do what cannot be done.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep17: How-to Heal with Crystalina Evert appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Mar 19 2018

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Rank #3: How-to Drama-Free: Emotional Virtue with Sarah Swafford

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Drama-free relationships, do they even exist? In this episode, our longtime friend Sarah Swafford shares with Lisa three tips for ditching drama and living a life that strives for virtue.

SHOWNOTES

Where to find Sarah Swafford:

Website: EmotionalVirtue.com

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Virtue Challenge

Simply Irresistible Checklist

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram

The post How-to Drama-Free: Emotional Virtue with Sarah Swafford appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Feb 06 2017

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Rank #4: S5 Ep7: How-to Mass

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Have you ever gone to Mass and wished that you were able to get more out of the Liturgy? Have you ever walked out wishing you could have given more to God?

On today’s episode hosts Kevin and Lisa share 5 easy ways to help you not only give more but also receive more at Mass. Along the way they share why Kevin was hiding things at the Denver International Airport and give a wedding present hack that will ensure that your gift will not be returned.

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S5 Ep7: How-to Mass appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Jun 25 2019

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Rank #5: S2 Ep9 How-to Marriage: What we Wish we had Known

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Marriage. One of God’s greatest gifts and, if we’re honest, one of the greatest opportunities for growth in holiness. For many, expectations can make or break a marriage. In our over-idealized world, it’s easy to expect perfection and continual bliss, but that’s not always the reality. In today’s episode, Kevin and Lisa be talking about four things we wish everyone knew about marriage. (Including some talk on the birds and the bees, so if you have little ones, this might not be the episode to play in the car.)

From loneliness in marriage to the debate about “the one,” this episode will give some real talk on what it’s like to practically live this vocation today. Plus, Kevin and Lisa have a hack to keep your faith when times are tough and they highlight a non-Catholic YouTube channel that you need to subscribe to.

SHOWNOTES

Send us your questions for our upcoming Q and A episode!

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

Twitter or Facebook

Messy Parenting Podcast

We failed to mention this in the episode, but we love the Beloved Series by the Augustine Institute (also on FORMED.org). Note: We might be a bit biased because our story is in it. The series is great for marriage prep and for marriage enrichment.

Hacks and Highlights

Studio C Youtube Channel

P90x Sketch (Look for the priest!)

Train Robbery Sketch (Look for the nuns!)

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The post S2 Ep9 How-to Marriage: What we Wish we had Known appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Jul 12 2017

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Rank #6: S3 Ep13: How-to Prayer

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One of the three most important aspects of Lent is prayer. But so many people wonder – how do I start? Am I doing this right? What can I do to go deeper? And, do I actually need to pray every day?

On today’s podcast, Kevin and Lisa talk about 4 steps for prayer. Along the way they give wisdom from the saints, thoughts on acronyms, and practical tips from their own prayer lives. Plus, they have a saint quote to live by that’s perfect for the start of Lent.

SHOWNOTES

Time for God by Jacques Philippe

In Conversation with God Series

Are you doing Dating Detox for Lent? Join us on Insta @datingdetoxlent!

A Few Types of Prayer:

WRAP – A form of Lectio

Ignatian Prayer

A-R-R-R

Saint Quotes To Live By

“Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.” – St. Teresa of Avila

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep13: How-to Prayer appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Feb 19 2018

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Rank #7: S3 Ep9: How-to Friendship

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In our culture, we have a hard time understanding what it means to be a friend. What kind of friendships do we have? What does it mean to be a friend to someone else? And how do we get better at this whole friendship thing?

On today’s podcast, Kevin and Lisa look at true friendship as they explore 4 keys to virtuous friendships. Plus, your hosts are doing their first giveaway for Lent, and Lisa has a big announcement that you won’t want to miss.

SHOWNOTES

Everything you need to know about Lisa Cotter and Leah Darrow’s Lux Conference! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Don’t forget to enter the Instagram Lenten giveaway to win a copy of Blessed is She’s She Who Believed and Dating Detox!

Saint Quotes To Live By

“We cannot do everything at once nor become saints in four days.” – St. Philip Neri

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep9: How-to Friendship appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Jan 22 2018

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Rank #8: S4 Ep16: How-to Spiritual High

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After a retreat, conference, mission trip, or pilgrimage most attendees experience a sort of “spiritual high” that lasts for a few days or weeks. However, if the high isn’t capitalized on, once it’s gone, it’s easy to let things go back to normal.

In an effort to prevent this kind of spiritual backsliding, on today’s podcast, which was recorded live at SEEK2019, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter share three steps for squeezing as many graces as possible out of a recent spiritual encounter.

SHOWNOTES

More information on the Green Scapular

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S4 Ep16: How-to Spiritual High appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Jan 16 2019

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Rank #9: S2 Ep2 How-to Fashion: Why it Matters with Leah Darrow

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What is fashion, and why does it even matter? In today’s episode, Lisa chats with Catholic speaker, author, podcaster, wife, and mama Leah Darrow about the seemingly surface-y topic of fashion, but as you’ll hear, the conversation gets deep quickly. Discussion points include everything from the definition of fashion, to ethics and fashion, to where fashion can be found in scripture (yes it’s there). AND Leah even gives us a peek into her closet staples, as well as reveals where she shops!

SHOWNOTES

The True Cost Documentary

Where Leah Shops:

Connect with Leah!

Leah’s Website: leahdarrow.com

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

How-to Challenge

The Closet Challenge: S1 Ep3 on the Do Something Beautiful Podcast

Hacks and Highlights

Help build the maternity ward and get a copy signed copy of Dating Detox! Click on the image below to donate!

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The post S2 Ep2 How-to Fashion: Why it Matters with Leah Darrow appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

May 22 2017

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Rank #10: S5 Ep1: How-to Virtue

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Our culture constantly offers us different approaches to happiness, but it typically fails to offer us the one way to happiness that has worked for thousands of years. What is this method and how can we concretely work towards happiness? It’s all about virtue.

On today’s episode, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter share what virtue is, the different types of virtues, and how to grow deeper in virtue. And along the way, they’ll share a hack on how to get last rites in an emergency situation. Get excited, season 5 is here!

SHOWNOTES

The Catechism on Virtue (CCC 1803-1845)

Virtue Tree!!

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S5 Ep1: How-to Virtue appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Apr 30 2019

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Rank #11: How-to Dating Detox

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Tired of today’s toxic dating scene? So were we. In this episode, Kevin and Lisa give you a behind the scenes look at their new book, Dating Detox. Learn more about why they wrote the book and why you (or someone you know) should go on a Dating Detox.

SHOWNOTES

Where to order Dating Detox

Lent 2017 Facebook Group

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The post How-to Dating Detox appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #12: How to DTR: Define the Relationship – Be a Man, Ask Her Out

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Are you in an ambiguous relationship? If so, it might be time to have a DTR so you both can know where you stand. In this episode, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter discuss some of Kevin’s DTR failures and successes, as well as walk you through four steps to help you move from “what are we” to clarity.

SHOWNOTES

Blog post: What’s your Love Story (More on how Kevin DTRed our relationship.)

A few years ago the Augustine Institute captured part of our love story for thier series on the Sacrament of Marriage titled Beloved. They did such an amazing job!

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram

Be saints–it’s worth it!

The post How to DTR: Define the Relationship – Be a Man, Ask Her Out appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Nov 28 2016

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Rank #13: S3 Ep3: How-to Salvation History: Part 1

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Advent is a time of preparation… a time to think about the past and why God needed to send us a Savior. On the podcast today, Kevin and Lisa will begin part one of a three-part series on Salvation History for an adult version of the Jesse Tree.

To begin the series, Kevin and Lisa will be discussing most of Genesis as they look at the lives Adam, Noah, and Abraham and learn how they paved the way for a Savior. Along the way their lessons will be applied to our own lives today.

SHOWNOTES

Listener Angie’s Catholic Jewelry Shop: www.littlecharmers.net or Etsy Store

Free shipping* on all items through December 10th.  Use code ADVENT (all caps)

*We accidentally said that the code was for 10% off, but free shipping will likely save you even more overall!

Saint Quotes To Live By

“I do not want to be a saint by halves. I am not afraid to suffer for you. I only fear one thing – that I should keep my own will.” St. Therese of Lisieux

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep3: How-to Salvation History: Part 1 appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Dec 04 2017

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Rank #14: S2 Ep16: How-to Engagement

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It’s that time of year… Kevin and Lisa’s engagement anniversary! In honor of this occasion, on the podcast today they share their engagement story, as well as 7 tips for engagement because being engaged can be an exciting period, but if it’s not done with intention, it can easily be wasted. So what does everybody need to know to about preparing for marriage, give it a listen to find out.

Also, on today’s episode, you’ll hear about a great hack to help you conquer your alarm clock AND a highlight on an incredible young adult movement that you can put into action at your parish.

SHOWNOTES

CCC on Marriage (1601-1666)

Theology of the Body Books

Three to Get Married by Bl. Fulton Sheen

Catholic Handbook for Engaged and Married Couples by Fredrick Marks

The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man by Chet Collins

Beloved Video Series

CatholicMarriagePrep.com

Quotes from this Episode

“The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and… up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva

Hacks and Highlights

ID 9:16 – Young adult communities

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S2 Ep16: How-to Engagement appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #15: S2 Ep15: How-to Confession

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Confession. It’s one of the sacraments of healing, but so often the priest is like a doctor that we don’t want to see. We fear confession. We ignore it. We forget about it. But, what if we learned how to be healed through it? To help you get the most from confession, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter discuss 3 ways for you to make a better confession and to go more frequently.

Also, on today’s episode, you’ll hear about a really fun hack on how you can get more Catholic classics in your life AND a highlight of another podcast that you might not know about by an amazing Catholic presenter.

SHOWNOTES

Forgiven by the Augustine Institute

Examination of Conscience(s)

Quotes from this Episode

“An unexamined life is not worth living” – Plato, Apology

Hacks and Highlights

Free Public Domain Audio Books: Librivox.com

Story of a Soul

Angel Food

Augustine’s Confessions

Introduction to the Devout Life

The Jeff Cavins Show

My Life on the Rock

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S2 Ep15: How-to Confession appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Aug 21 2017

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Rank #16: How to Debt: Dump it…NOW

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Seven out of every 10 college seniors graduate with debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower. The average American who has credit card debt owes $15,675. Whether you are in debt, will be in debt, or have friends and family who have debt, knowing how to get out of debt is a life-changing topic that everyone needs to know about.

In today’s episode host Lisa Cotter and special guest Amanda Teixeira of truegoodandbeautiful.net discuss a four-step process for dumping debt and getting financially fit for 2017.

SHOWNOTES

Amanda’s Blog: truegoodandbeautiful.net

Find Amanda on Twitter and Instagram at amandamtex

Find True, Good, and Beautiful on Facebook

Apply for Jonathan and Amanda’s FREE Budgeting Course Beta Group

Adoption Fundraising Page for Baby Tex #2

Amanda’s Full Debt Free Story

Dave Ramey’s Website: daveramsey.com

YNAB (You Need a Budget) App: youneedabudget.com

EveryDollar Budgeting App: everydollar.com

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram

The post How to Debt: Dump it…NOW appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Dec 03 2016

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Rank #17: S3 Ep12: How-to Exodus 90 with James Baxter

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Lent is almost here…What are you going to do? Do you need help deciding on how you are going to fast? Do you want ideas on how to make the most of your Lent?

On the podcast today, our guest James Baxter from ThoseCatholicMen shares four components from his program Exodus 90 that you can incorporate in your own Lenten fast and you’ll hear about a fun new way to experience Dating Detox this Lent.

SHOWNOTES

Links:

Exodus90.com

ThoseCatholicMen.com

Exodus90 Podcast

Saint Quotes To Live By

Exodus 4:32: “Let my son go that he may serve me”

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep12: How-to Exodus 90 with James Baxter appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Feb 12 2018

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Rank #18: S3 Ep16: How-to St. Joseph

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St. Joseph is the patron saint of the entire universal Church, but how much do we really know about him? Whether you’re fully ready for the Solemnity of St. Joseph coming up or don’t know what a Solemnity is, this episode will help you learn just a little bit more about this important saint.

On today’s podcast, we talk about 10 tidbits about St. Joseph. Along the way, we’ll share a Saint Quote to Live By to help you through Lent and Kevin makes Lisa talk about her obsession with tiny houses.

SHOWNOTES

Loretto Chapel with the miraculous stairs

A post on the St. Joseph’s Altar from Lisa’s old mommy blog

Saint Quotes To Live By

“Man laughs because he has a soul, hence, the more spiritual a person is, the more enjoyment there is in [his] life.  In this sense, humor is closely related to faith; it bids us not to take anything too seriously.” –Venerable Fulton Sheen

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep16: How-to St. Joseph appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Mar 12 2018

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Rank #19: S3 Ep10: How-to Feminism with Claire Swinarski

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Feminism. For many, fewer words bring up positive or negative stereotypes and emotions. Does feminism have anything to do with Catholicism? Would Jesus consider himself to be a feminist? Should all women be feminists?

On the podcast today Lisa interviews Claire Swinarski, host of The Catholic Feminist podcast who, spoiler alert, says yes, all women should be feminists, but perhaps not exactly the stereotypical kind you might be thinking of. Join us as Claire and Lisa discuss 5 truths about feminism that every Catholic should consider.

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Connect with Claire: Instagram | Facebook | The Catholic Feminist Podcast

5 Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Questions

More about Abby Johnson

How-to Challenge: Read JP II’s On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (and Letter to Women)

Saint Quotes To Live By

“The world… doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.” – St. Edith Stein

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S3 Ep10: How-to Feminism with Claire Swinarski appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Jan 28 2018

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Rank #20: S5 Ep8: How-to Dysfunction

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Working with other people can be tough. Whether they be family members, coworkers, or fellow Catholics. BUT, what if there was a proven model that could help you identify the problem and find a better way forward?

On today’s episode, hosts Kevin and Lisa Cotter share the world-renown Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Along the way we disclose some of our own dysfunctions, tell you about the upcoming Feast of St. Benedict, and talk house blessings.

SHOWNOTES

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Amazing Parish Website

Register for the October conference in Anaheim, CA

Liturgical Lowdown

July Feast Day Products (Books, Movies, Toys, Sacramentals…)

My Catholic Family: St. Benedict (Stream it for free!)

Connect with us!

Kevin: Twitter | Instagram

Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com

The post S5 Ep8: How-to Dysfunction appeared first on Lisa Cotter.

Jul 02 2019

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