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popefrancisstfrancis2 2 Peas in a Pod: St. Francis and Pope Francis

The message of Jesus is mercy.  For me, and I say this with humility, it is the Lord’s strongest message.” – Pope Francis In the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we see how the Mercy of God met him in his darkest hours.  Not only meeting him, but redeeming him, transforming him, filling... [Read more...]

healingservice Upcoming Healing Service

“With confidence, tell the Madonna and her son Jesus about your expectations, your hopes, your joys and your sufferings, and trust in the help of Jesus and the support of Mary.” – Pope Francis Mark your calendars and please plan on joining us… To celebrate the Jubilee Year of... [Read more...]

maxresdefault Little Drummer Boy and the Parable of the Talents

In the parable of the talents, Jesus warns us not to close ourselves off from coming to know Him through faith, and not to be slothful in using all the things that God is continuing giving us.” – Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer If you’re not familiar with the Parable of the Talents, then before proceeding... [Read more...]

Divine Mercy Image Trust and Mercy

Each day I read a small excerpt from the Diary of Divine Mercy.  And many days I spend a few moments looking at the image of Divine Mercy.  One thing has often baffled me…Why didn’t Our Lord instruct St. Faustina to have these words inscribed at the bottom of the painting: “Jesus,... [Read more...]

rostro_400_ Jubilee Indulgence and Resources

I am truly your merciful Mother, yours and all the people who live united in this land and of all the other people of different ancestries, my lovers, who love me, those who seek me, those who trust in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings.”... [Read more...]

erb An Empty Box

My nieces, aged from 3 to 9, always provide me with much food for thought.  When we really listen to them and observe their actions, children are quite profound.  Case in point:  Yesterday I received this photo of my 4 year old niece holding a box that she wrapped all by herself, just for me.  Granted,... [Read more...]

IMG_2695 Advent Photo Update

Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the... [Read more...]

mary Pro Orantibus Day

Something else that Our Lady’s Presentation makes me think of is perseverance. In the evocative iconography associated with this feast, the Child Mary is shown moving away from her parents as she climbs the steps of the Temple. Mary does not look back and, in a clear reference to the evangelical admonition,... [Read more...]

51wzn2OSzBL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_ “Gimme space!” vs. Making Space

Chiara and Enrico learned in a marvelous way how to make space for grace; and grace cannot wait to show us the marvels of what it can do.” Usually when I read a book, I plow through it, all the while writing down tons of quotes and putting sticky notes everywhere!  But this was not the case with... [Read more...]

holysouls All Souls’ Day Novena

Purgatory shows God’s great mercy and washes away the defects of those who long to become one with Him.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva Join us as we pray a novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – beginning on Oct. 24th and ending on Nov. 1st *To be prayed to begin Novena each day: My... [Read more...]

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