Category: Mary

Becoming a Bride of Christ

  On Sunday, September 15th my daughter professed her first vows as a bride of Christ in the religious order The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. The Mass and Profession was profoundly moving and beautiful. With the permission of Fr. Ruben Rios, who has been the novice sisters’ chaplain and spiritual

Continue reading

The Final Call

But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25-12-13) Most of my adult life, I have prayed that God would give me advance notice of my impending death. As I prayed for that gift, it

Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mary the Mother Of God, His mother and Mother of us all. Our hearts are filled with joy as we come to understand the great humility and sanctity with which you served God by becoming His mother. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him

Continue reading

Nicholas Gilroy Our Lady and The Guardian

Nicholas Gilroy Our Lady and The Guardian I recently had the pleasure of reading Nicholas Gilroy Our Lady and the Guardian by Fr. Stephen Gemme and Deacon George. The story tells the tail of a young seminarian’s first year in high school. During the year he encounters personal challenges like most young men in their

Continue reading

Without the Cross There is No Salvation

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world

Continue reading

Mary, The Mother of God: Our Guide to Christ 

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at

Continue reading