I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
~Vincent van Gogh

Novena to St. Joan of Arc for our Country

NOVENA PRAYER (to be prayed every day from December 28 to January 5 for the intentions below) O Maid of Orleans, Savior of France, light of patriots, and strength of the Church [...]

By |2020-12-28T18:42:59+00:00December 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Novena to St. Joan of Arc for our Country

The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

Do angels intervene in sacraments? We know from our earliest instructions in the faith that angels exist and are concerned about our welfare. Anyone who has learned the traditional Guardian Angel Prayer (“Angel of God”) [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:13:22+00:00January 1st, 2020|Comments Off on The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

A Tyrant and a Saint from the Same Small Country

 Mother Teresa of Calcutta was largely known for her work in India, so we tend to forget that she was born in the tiny Eastern European county of Albania. What many also may do not [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:13:31+00:00December 1st, 2019|Comments Off on A Tyrant and a Saint from the Same Small Country

The Guadalupe Reconciliation

In 1531 the Virgin Mary appeared a number of times to a simple Indian at the center of the New World and evangelized a continent. Her maternal love overcame the deep cultural divisions of two [...]

By |2018-12-12T23:06:16+00:00December 12th, 2018|Comments Off on The Guadalupe Reconciliation

Forgiveness is For Losers

Christian forgiveness is a revolution. By that I mean it does what revolutions always do: it overthrows the ancien régime, the old, decaying order of the world. Forgiveness vanquishes the survival-of-the-fittest mentality that often characterizes [...]

By |2018-10-02T18:54:36+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Forgiveness is For Losers

That You May Bear Much Fruit

Most everyone knows what it means to bear fruit in the natural sense of bringing children into the world, or in the financial sense of making an investment profitable. But what does it really mean [...]

By |2018-06-01T15:17:06+00:00June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on That You May Bear Much Fruit

A Mystical Experience in St. Peter’s Basilica

There are so many reasons to love Catholicism that I am faced with the proverbial embarrassment of riches when I speak of Catholicism’s beauty. Yet, there is one reason that overwhelms them all and binds [...]

By |2020-09-03T01:09:38+00:00April 7th, 2018|Comments Off on A Mystical Experience in St. Peter’s Basilica

Life Hidden in Mystery

The Catholic religion is full of mystery — the mystery of God. This mystery is not a human puzzle that a Sherlock Holmes can “solve” by the force of brilliant deductions. Nor is it the type [...]

By |2018-03-07T22:24:02+00:00March 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Life Hidden in Mystery

A Dozen Simons, One Peter

Some years ago I walked into a Christian bookstore and a fascinating poster caught my eye. From a distance, it looked like an image of the holy face of Jesus, but as I drew closer [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:15:06+00:00October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on A Dozen Simons, One Peter

Angels – Mysterious Guardians of Body and Soul

Angels may have different meanings to different people, but I can assure you that they are not little chubby babies with wings. Neither are they lifeless doctrines or pious maternal presence that keep little children [...]

By |2017-10-07T18:10:29+00:00October 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Angels – Mysterious Guardians of Body and Soul

Jesus, Sun of Justice

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:25:28+00:00July 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Jesus, Sun of Justice

Refuge of Sinners

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who had fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought they intercession, was left unaided. Inspired [...]

By |2016-06-07T02:46:18+00:00June 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Refuge of Sinners
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