You cannot be half a saint! You must be a whole saint or not a saint at at all!
~St Therese of Lisieux

Five Antidotes for Presumption

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 14, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy One of the most withering indictments our Lord meted out to the religious leaders of His day was a simple phrase that dismantled their exalted self-image. When presented with a legalistic challenge concerning the hypothetical case of a woman who had married seven husbands, He took those perversely proud men down a peg by telling them that…

Joseph the Fearless

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy St. Joseph is an integral part of the story of Advent, but let’s not be too facile about his calling to be the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Joseph’s obedience to the Angel’s message, his embrace of the truth of it, and his prompt action were extremely courageous elements of his role in the events that changed the…

The Glorious “O” Antiphons

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 19, 2014 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Despite the fact that we live in an era where the Christ Child is banished from the public square or reduced to a miserable competition with Kwaanza candles, red-nosed reindeer, abominable snowmen, the Grinch, and every obscene Santa Claus devised by the twisted minds of Hollywood or Madison Avenue, Christians have reason to hope that Christ can…

Surrounded by This Cloud of Witnesses

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 15, 2014 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy The month of November begins with a blaze of spiritual light: the Solemnity of All Saints. This feast day highlights the perpetual beauty of literally the most fascinating people in history: the men, women, and children that we call “saints”, a name which derives from the word “sanctified”, that is, purified. Everyone in the life to come…

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