The spiritual battle of our lifetime
We’re in the midst of the spiritual battle of our lifetime, maybe of all time. After so much insanity with the Covid-19 pandemic response, now the future of democracy in America seems … Tell me more
Reading, Day 8
December 6: From the writings of Saint Francis Anthony of Lucera (1681-1742)
How beautiful are your sandaled feet, O Daughter of the Prince! (Song 7:2)
O soul, ponder how, transparent and pure as She was … Tell me more
Reading, Day 6
December 4: From the writings of St. Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619)
The root of humanity, bedchamber of God, and pure water: this is Mary, therefore Immaculate.
Great was the happiness of human nature in paradise before original … Tell me more
Reading, Day 5
December 3: From the writings of Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444)
That the Blessed Virgin is the noblest Woman in the whole world according to the flesh.
The first star, or grace, is called nobility. For the … Tell me more
Reading, Day 4
From the writings of Blessed John Duns Scotus (1266-1308)
Was the Blessed Virgin conceived in sin? The answer is no, for as Augustine writes: When sin is treated, there can be no inclusion of Mary in the … Tell me more
Reading, Day 3
From the writings of Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (1221-1274)
Who shall find a valiant woman? Far and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her (Proverbs 31,1s). This is the price of which the Apostle says: … Tell me more
Reading, Day 2
From the writings of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
A. As sweet-smelling incense in the summertime, and as a bright fire and frankincense burning in the fire (Eccl 5: 8-9).
It is said in Genesis: the Lord … Tell me more
Reading, Day 1
From the writings of our Seraphic Father Saint Francis (1182-1226)
A. Therefore, O sons of men, how long will you be hard of heart? Why do you not recognize the truth and believe In the Son of … Tell me more
This year, the Novena of the Immaculate Conception begins on the First Sunday of Advent, the very first day of the new liturgical year. With ominous events of 2020 showing no signs of abatement, it’s comforting to begin the year … Tell me more
“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25-26).
He is risen, Alleluia!
Truly He is risen, Alleluia!
With … Tell me more