Category: Hope

Fear vs Fear Not

One of the most resounding phrases of St. John Paul II was his reiterated “Fear Not.” If he were on earth today, and I am sure he sees this from his place in heaven, he would say it again. The West, especially Great Britain, has fallen into a fear future. Those who are lukewarm at

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The Humanity of Our Holy Priests

During my life I been fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of men with the indelible mark of Holy Orders. I can honestly state, the vast majority are hard working, honest men striving for holiness. Some of whom, I love and appreciate as I would a member of my

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Please Help the Nuns at Tyburn

Dear Friends and Benefactors, I hope that this email finds you all well and . . . .warm! As some of you already know, we have started fundraising for a heating system because the archaic one on the side of our Convent where our Infirm and elderly Mothers as well as our Community Sisters live,

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Millennials, Marriage and Families

In the past five years, people have been writing and decrying the fact that the last three generations, the Baby Boomers, Gen X and the Millennials have created a larger amount of men and women who do not want to be married than in previous generations. These authors who are upset that men are not

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Virtue Conquers Temptation

From the moment we are able to reason all humans are tempted to sin throughout our lives. In an effort to overcome this temptation a holy spiritual director will help is develop virtues which will detach us from our predominant fault. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as: A virtue is an habitual

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A Gift of God’s Grace – A Wish Granted

Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the

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For me, Lord?

But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:25) The foundation of our Christian education teaches us that Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins. Our faith and the mercy of God flows from this reality. Below is a short poetic mediation based on Luke 17:25. For me, Lord?

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Always, Forever The Joy!

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. (Romans 8:18) A few years back, in a short moment of consolation, God, Our Father, impressed upon my soul they joy of eternity.  I hope you will enjoy this short poem. “Always, Forever The

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Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina

Today is the twelfth anniversary of hurricane Katrina.  In the aftermath of Katrina hundreds of thousands of lives were changed forever. Now we look to the people of Houston, Corpus Christi, Rockport and other towns in Texas whose lives are now changed forever. The effect without reliance on God and the helping hand of His

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