Inspiration

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

Jesus, Sun of Justice

By |2016-07-04T23:52:57+00:00July 4th, 2016|

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 God. (Micah 6:8) You may notice the play on words in the English language which seems to enhance the meaning [...]

Refuge of Sinners

By |2016-06-07T02:46:18+00:00June 7th, 2016|

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 this confidence, we fly unto thee O Virgin of virgins our Mother; to thee do we come, before thee [...]

Do Angels Have Wings?

By |2016-06-06T00:46:06+00:00June 6th, 2016|

Despite the common perception of angels as winged beings, there are no guardian angels or even archangels in Scripture that are directly described as having wings. They may well have some spiritual version of wings, but we are not told that they do. As a matter of fact, none of the seven “lower” orders of [...]

Comforter of the Afflicted

By |2016-05-05T02:27:27+00:00May 5th, 2016|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary; call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips; never suffer it to leave your heart…while she holds your hand, you cannot fail. ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux, (1090-1153) Of all the blessings that a mother is for her children, clearly, [...]

Contemplating the Angels

By |2016-01-15T00:32:08+00:00January 15th, 2016|

In contemplating the holy angels, we are contemplating the brightest and most dazzling sparks of God’s divinity. Angels are not divine – they are creatures – but they are wondrous reflections of the divine, which is inexhaustible in its essence and the source of all Goodness, Beauty, and Truth. Their beauty causes us to ask, [...]

The Messenger of the End of Time

By |2015-10-06T00:21:47+00:00October 6th, 2015|

The Book of Revelation contains some of the most ravishing images of angels in the entire testimony of the Christian Church. Of the thousands of angels that appear in the final book of the Bible, the Messenger of the End of Time is one of the most riveting. I urge the reader to take some [...]

The Man Who Stepped Out of Line

By |2015-08-14T19:50:26+00:00August 14th, 2015|

In this post-feminist age where men are still learning remedial masculinity, we have a model of heroic manhood which we would do well to emulate. In the early twentieth century Poland gave us that manly priest, John Paul II, but also his hero, Maximilian Kolbe, priest, missionary, spiritual father and martyr of brotherly love. St. [...]

The Triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart – One Heart at a Time

By |2015-05-13T19:40:11+00:00May 13th, 2015|

People sometimes ask me what they can do to counter the negative effects of our decadent society. My answer is always the same two things: be truly Catholic and be Marian. This is the formula for transforming our world, and when these commitments are fully in place, everything else follows. There are many ways to [...]

Saved By an Angel

By |2015-02-07T00:34:49+00:00February 7th, 2015|

I was touched by an angel once, not in a literal sense, but in a way that made a lasting impression on my soul. It happened on the morning, almost two decades ago, that the back of my little Toyota truck was wracked by a gust of wind on a wet highway as I was [...]

The Glorious “O” Antiphons

By |2014-12-19T00:06:00+00:00December 19th, 2014|

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 [...]