The Church has endured many periods of great persecution. One of these instances took place in England in the 1500s. When the Act of Supremacy in 1534 declared the English crown to be "the only supreme head on earth of the Church in England" in place of the Pope, Catholics were subjected to much persecution… Continue reading St. Nicholas Owen & His Priest Holes
Meet six Saints from a famous order that I am familiar with because of the many holy men and women it has produced: The Carmelites.
Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin show us the beauty of a marriage devoted to God. When He is involved in decision-making, when He is allowed to comfort us, and when He is the first person to whom we introduce our children--how can such a marriage not be joyful?
Even if you are Catholic, you might never have paid attention to the significance of the Hail Mary, a prayer that Catholics are often questioned about.
He told me “I love you”
When I was only a thought;
Then he crafted my frail heart
And longs to win it, Jesus. —
Today's homily felt as if it had been directed at me. It was about using the talents that God gives us in order to serve the Church. It began with a reading of the Parable of the Talents. I will share a brief part of it here: He also who had received the one talent… Continue reading Using Your Talents
I beg you to let her into your heart. As the Mother of Jesus, she will lead us to Him; as the Queen of Heaven, she will intercede for us before the King. As our Mother, she will make us into little Christs with the goal that we should join our family in Heaven.
Cecilia came from a wealthy Roman family. Despite her fortune, she devoted her life to prayer. She was in love with Christ, and the privileges of wealth and status could not distract her from the ultimate goal of Heaven.
Fit For a King According to the Gospel of Matthew, when the star led the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born, they brought Him gifts. These were not ordinary gifts: they were offerings fit for a king--gold, frankincense, and myrrh. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his… Continue reading A Gift For Jesus