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
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
One of great things about being ill and having to rest a lot because of a terminal illness, is that one has time to think and pray. I consider my present state a huge blessing. Not only can I do reparation for my sins while still alive, which brings me joy, but I can think
One, although I am not “lay,” being a consecrated woman, who made public vows. I can help some of the laity as to how to deal with all of this anger and feeling of betrayal. I have a long history of dealing with victims of sexual abuse, which goes back to the 1960s, and before.
The definition of “character” may be broken into two parts. The first would be a dictionary definition of all the qualities and traits of an individual—yours and mine, different, unique, singular. Or, character may be defined as the moral and ethical qualities of a person, a view of the soul, mind and heart of a
Recently, from an odd source, I was reminded of a truth which I knew years ago. This is that one’s personality can interfere with personal holiness. In the States, and in some Western countries, a person’s personality is considered important for many reasons—such as to work in society, to create job connections, especially in business,
In 2015 and 2016, I attempted to set up a poustinia in an isolated village in Oklahoma. At that time, I had a generous benefactor, who wanted to help me set up the traditional, isolated, but open shelter for someone who prays. A poustinia is an ancient form of hermitage, found in Russia commonly before
Yes, there are some holy Jesuits. Father William Doyle, born March 3rd, 1873 and killed in WWI in the trenches serving dying men, on August 16th, 1917, in the Third Battle of Ypres, is being considered a saint. His biography, and the earliest one I have here in my hand, called, Merry in God, by
Many of us know that the Church will shortly enter into a time of great persecution. The powers of evil, both seen and unseen, which hate the one, true, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church will have their day. God is allowing these forces to purify the Church, to cleanse the tares out of the wheat.