Freedom From Anxiety

3rd Sunday of Advent 2023 Gaudete Sunday – This is a day in which we take joy in our Catholic Faith, a day without anxiety or trouble of heart.  We must make our petitions known to God, trusting that they will be answered in the best way possible.  God gives us the grace to ask…

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No Hope Without Tribulation

Second Sunday of Advent 2023 With great hope we are reminded of eternity during this season.  All virtue builds on nature, and the same is true of the virtue of hope.  Hope cannot exist without difficulty and tribulation.  We hope in God, not despite our sufferings, but in light of our sufferings.  The saints took…

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Our Ladder To Holiness

23rd Sunday after Pentecost 2023 It is very fitting this Sunday falls after the feast of All Saints this year, because in his Epistle St. Paul speaks of following the example of the saints.  The lives, example, and instruction of the saints help us ascend to the heights of holiness.  We know the value of…

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The Sword Of Salvation

21st Sunday after Pentecost 2023 The martyrology, used in the Divine Office, is a great treasure of the Church.  We belong to the Catholic Church, which alone possesses the mark of holiness.  Not only was the Founder holy, being God Himself, but its truths and sacraments are holy and lead men to sanctity.  We are…

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Our Hand In Hers

First Friday October 2023 There have been many sacramentals in honor of the Blessed Virgin, but the Dominican Rosary seems to be favored above all others.  The Rosary is the sign of a true Catholic.  It is a beautiful prayer, but it is difficult and is often neglected because it requires effort.  The Rosary is…

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Running To Our Lord

Feast of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus 2023 Investiture of Sister Rose Michael When the priest gives the habit of Mount Carmel, it is Christ Himself giving the habit and all the graces attached to it.  God wishes that a person embrace religion willingly, without any external pressure.  In poverty we place all our…

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God Asks For 100%

1st Friday September 2023 First Friday Conference – The Fourteen Holy Helpers have been invoked since the Middle Ages to help with specific needs of the faithful.  St. Augustine is one of the greatest moral and doctrinal theologians in history.  His most famous works are popular even among non-Catholics.  Conversion of life and the mortification…

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Humility Is Truth

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 If we have no attachments to hold us down in this life we will speedily reach Heaven when we die.  Our Lord said we will receive a hundredfold of the things we give up for God’s sake in this life.  We should not attribute anything we do to ourselves because it…

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The Rosary & The Transfiguration

1st Friday Conference August 2023 Feast of St. Dominic – St. Dominic worked to combat the Albigensian heresy.  Despite his great ability in preaching, he had little success until he was instructed by the Blessed Mother to use the Rosary.  The power of this spiritual weapon is seen even to this day. The three Synoptic…

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Born In The Desert

9th Sunday After Pentecost 2023 God gives us virtues to help us cooperate in the salvation which He is accomplishing.  God gave a warning to Solomon that he would destroy Israel and make an example of it before all nations if it transgressed God’s law.  The Holy Machabees are a perfect example of divine fortitude…

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