We begin the Novena to Saint Cecilia, patron Saint of music and one of the most famous Roman martyrs. It is said that she became the patroness of musicians after singing heartily to God at her wedding because she didn’t want to get married.
We live in evil times. I hardly need elaborate the multitude of crises that fill the globe. Sadly, many are being swept away by this flood of evil and are succumbing to an overwhelming anxiety and discouragement. But no matter how tempting it is, we must not …
When you think of Our Lady, what do you think of? Maybe you think of her as mother and turn to her in prayer and in times of distress. Maybe you think of her as a guide and pray a rosary for clarity. Along with those great things, it’s essential we don’t forget that she is Queen as well. The Church honor’s Our Lady’s Queenship every year on August 22nd.
Medjugorje has confounded secular observers and others alike for many reasons. Many theologians, and
believers in general, bring an unreasoned, preconceived bias of the supernatural as an ingredient in the
spiritual journey. Yet the entire anthology of the Roman Catholic Church and people we call saints demonstrate that the miraculous and mystical were often commonplace.