Prayer & Fasting

Medjugorje and The Great Spiritual Reset: The Ultimate Clash of Darkness Versus Light

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.

Navigating Tough Times, Part 5

As we are in a Holy Year dedicated to St. Joseph, I want to conclude this series of articles with a reflection on consecrations. The last several months we have been considering several forms of prayer – the Mass and the Daily Office, lectio divina, and mental prayer, with a separate piece outside of this set on the Holy Rosary.

Amazing Stories from Purgatory and the Afterlife

“I know when you pray for me, and it is the same with all of the other souls here in Purgatory. Very few of us here get any prayers; the majority of us are totally abandoned, with no thought or prayers offered for us from those on earth.”
— Message from a soul in Purgatory

Navigating Tough Times, Part 4

Mental prayer is the furnace of love on this earth. The Church’s liturgy — Mass, Divine Office, liturgical devotions–, with lectio divina, the Holy Rosary, and personal devotions, all prepare us for the great personal encounter with Christ in our prayer.

Courage is Contagious

Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.   (Deut. 31:6-8). When Saint Paul wrote the book of Romans, he …

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Navigating Tough Times, Part 3

The last several months have seen us go through a sea-change, into waters we had hoped we would never see. Now we are on the open seas, and there is a storm about us. What are we to do?

Signs & Wonders for Our Times