Baptism invites us to submit our hearts and wills to Christ, embarking on a journey of deepening love and faithfulness. What better time than now to renew our Baptismal vows? We need to recommit ourselves to living in imitation of Christ, walking in his Light and Wisdom, and rejecting Satan and his evil ways at all costs.
Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, ‘full of grace’ through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses. Here are five ways to celebrate Mary’s Immaculate Conception..
All Christians should have a patron saint. Your patron saint not only intercedes for you but also is a role model for you in your own faith formation and the way you live your life. Patron saints give us inspiration, encouragement, and – if we allow them – become our spiritual companions throughout our lives.
This is the time to crown our Blessed Mother, not just on the feast of her Queenship (August 22), but every day, and even several times a day. Crowning her Queen of our heart, Queen of the world will make a statement about who we stand for and with and reclaim ourselves for Christ the King and his Queen Mother, Mary.
A thirteenth-century Eucharistic miracle and a visionary nun have given us the feast of Corpus Christi and four cherished hymns written by St. Thomas Aquinas.
Violence, and then fire – an intriguing parallel between Pentecost and the George Floyd riots. But, unlike the violence and fire of an out-of-control plea for justice, the violence and fire of Pentecost were life-giving and transformative. They brought forth courageous men who went forth to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth. Many of them suffered martyrdom after having given witness to Christ. They were men and women of conviction who stood strong against hostility.