The Mental Suffering of Our Lord in His Passion

An Essay by St John Henry Newman: THE WEIGHT OF SIN And now, my brethren, what was it (Jesus) had to bear, when He thus opened upon His soul the torrent of this predestinated pain? Alas! He had to bear what is well known to us, what is familiar to us, but what to Him... Continue Reading →

A Lenten Saint: St John of the Cross

Tom Thomas – The Catechism of the Catholic Church CCC 957 Communion with the saints says. “It is not merely by the title of example that we cherish the memory of those in heaven; we seek, rather, that by this devotion to the exercise of fraternal charity the union of the whole Church in the... Continue Reading →

Sunday Mass Readings

Sunday, February 26 First Sunday of Lent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Porphyry Book of Genesis 2,7-9.3,1-7. The LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground  and blew into his nostrils the breath of life,  and so man became a living being. Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and he placed there the... Continue Reading →

A prayer for Ash Wednesday

Almighty and merciful Father, I pray this day as a prodigal, beginning my long walk home. As I mark the beginning of another Lent and receive the mark upon my brow, I resolve with your grace to make of these days a time of prayer and penance, sacrifice and growth. I am little more than... Continue Reading →

A Blessed Lent

It is that time of year again.  A time where millions of Christians the world over observe the season of Lent.  Lent is a time of reflection and abstinence and teaches us that there are things more important than our carnal desires.  Lent has been observed since the beginnings of the church and looks to... Continue Reading →

A Challenging Lent

This past Lent was the most challenging ever for me.  My Lenten commitment was to pray the Liturgy of the Hours and seek guidance from the Lord.  For the last couple years I had a successful blog, podcast, and recently landed a radio show...but there was one problem.  Though I am Catholic these mediums tended... Continue Reading →

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