Holy Family by Allessandro Rossi

Our Lady’s Apron Strings Will Never Be Cut

Knowing her wisdom and unity with her Son, I trust her to guide me according to God’s holy will. She won’t and can’t want anything other than that. She adheres to God’s will in all things including the requests she grants to her children – me, and you. Her greatest desire is to see us happy in heaven for all Eternity.

Our Lady of Sorrows, Marge Fenelon, Marian Pilgrimage

They Can Destroy Our Churches, But Not Our Faith: Four Steps to Counter Persecution and Bad News

In the past several weeks, there have been 50 recorded incidents of churches, parishes, and religious statues being destroyed in the United States and Canada. That list continues to grow. This is a cause for great concern, but not for hopelessness. Buildings, parishes and statues are structures that can be defaced and destroyed, but our faith cannot – as long as we cling to Christ and his Mother.

Our Lady of Fatima

St. Jacinta Marto’s Dying Words and the Message of Fatima

A person who is dying doesn’t waste words on frivolous things. They don’t have the time and often not the strength, either. There are many things Jacinta could have said at that moment, but she chose what was most critical for others to know. The apparitions had made Jacinta wise beyond her years and she understood that her parting words to Lucia must bear fruit long after her death.

Lonely Man on Bench

Are You Stuck in a Prayer Rut? Try This.

As we hunker down during the social distancing requirements of COVID-19,  a majority of us are faced with open pockets of time that weren’t there before. With the government extending the requirements to April 30, we’re in for a long month ahead. While the extra time and quiet can be a boon to our prayer life, it can also place a burden upon it. Our prayers can become rote and lifeless. The days seem to melt together and without our Sunday-going-to-Mass marker, we can slip into the abyss. At this point, you might find yourself stuck in a prayer rut.