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

Refuge of Sinners

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

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 [...]

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Comforter of the Afflicted

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

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, [...]

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The Man Who Stepped Out of Line

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

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. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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The Glorious “O” Antiphons

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

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 [...]

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The Three Flames of Divine Love

By |2014-09-29T13:00:32+00:00September 29th, 2014|Angels, Inspiration|

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 [...]

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