"Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints—they are your public."
~St. John Vianney (1786-1859)

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…

The Three Flames of Divine Love

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 29, 2014 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose name is also revealed, Lucifer, but for a different reason: to warn us clearly about all his works and empty promises. When…

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