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STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Source I had to speak with Tom about his passion for spiritual warfare. His zeal was unquestioned, and his desire to fight the good fight was admirable. He had hiswarrior’s rosary, his prayer book, his holy water, and his scapulas all in place. He was ready to take up his weapons and fight ...

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The Origins of the Feast of Corpus Christi
Source The Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated in the Catholic Church on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or, in some places, it is transferred to the Sunday. The feast was instituted to honour the Lord’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament. There were 2 separate miracles that lead to t...

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10 Points for Pentecost

Posted on May 15, 2024 in: General News

10 Points for Pentecost
Source COMMENTARY: On June 4, the Church commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. Here are 10 thoughts on what is traditionally called the ‘birthday of the Church.’ 1. What does “Pentecost” mean? The word Pentecost is Greek for “50th” ...

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Novena to the Holy Spirit

Posted on May 15, 2024 in: General News

Novena to the Holy  Spirit
Source To celebrate Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Church, we are going to pray the Holy Spirit Novena! It is a powerful and moving novena that is meant to help us open ourselves up to the third person of the Holy Trinity. Even though we pray this novena as a preparation for ...

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A Lesson in Kenosis from the Solar Eclipse
Source The Feast of the Annunciation and the solar eclipse happened on the same day this year—April 8—and it was one of the most memorable days of my life. Part of the reason for me writing this essay is to get all my thoughts out, because I can’t stop thinking about it, and I c...

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Our Lady of Fatima

Posted on April 29, 2024 in: General News

Our Lady of Fatima
Source Quote: Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration… The demons could be distinguished b...

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Feast of the Ascension of the Lord 2024 – Reflections and Readings for Ascension Day
Source The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates Jesus’ ascension into Heaven. Historically, this holy has been celebrated 40 days after Easter Sunday – the Thursday in the sixth week of Easter. Most U.S. dioceses, however, have moved the celebration of the Ascension ...

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Prayers to St. Joseph For Workers
Source Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker. Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fell...

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Saint Joseph the Worker

Posted on April 29, 2024 in: General News

Saint Joseph the Worker
Source The Story of Saint Joseph the Worker To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast extends the long...

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HOW ARE YOU BRINGING WORTH TO OTHERS? THE GIFT OF SELF
Source One of the benefits of enjoying a Christian life is the contemplation prayer brings. It is critical to set aside time for daily reflection and prayer and bring clarity to our purpose in this life – to glorify God in all we do. Our actions need to be designed to express our love fo...

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