What are your stumbling blocks to holiness? The emphasis is on your stumbling blocks and not anyone else’s. The thing (or things) that make one person stumble may not be an obstruction to another’s holiness. What matters is what makes you stumble on your path to heaven.
Feeling like you blew Advent this year? Christmas is coming closer – fast – and you’re feeling like your Advent striving has fizzled. Don’t despair! True, we’re coming down the home stretch of Advent, but there’s much you can do to make the most of it even if you’ve hardly done anything spiritually fulfilling these past weeks. Marge describes the beautiful ancient verses known as the “O Antiphons” and explains how they can help you make the absolute most of this home stretch to Christmas.
Some folks mistakenly think that this feast refers to our Lord – that he was immaculately conceived, without stain of sin. Well, that’s true, but that’s what the Annunciation is all about, not the Immaculate Conception. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was conceived without original sin.
On November 21, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You might be thinking, “Wait a minute. Didn’t we celebrate that earlier in the year?” We did indeed celebrate a presentation feast day earlier in the year – on February 2, as a matter Read more…
Petition our Lady of the Rosary for victory in your life. Perhaps you’re battling family discord. Perhaps it’s unemployment or financial distress. Perhaps it’s confusion over vocation or weighty decisions. Whatever you’re battling right now, give it to the Blessed Virgin Mary and ask her with all your heart to be victorious.
Suffering can be a real downer topic, but not this time. In this show, Marge brings joy to suffering by talking about the upside. Yes, there IS an upside! By our Baptism, we are members of a royal priesthood and as such, our suffering has great value and redeeming power when offered with Jesus’ Passion on the Altar.