The feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel, one of the patrons of this site, was actually this past Friday, but I decided to post today because last week, the feasts of saints were overridden by the Easter Octave. In April of 1467, a venerated icon of Our Lady of Good Counsel was observed hanging … Continue reading Our Lady of Good Counsel
Divine Mercy Sunday is a day celebrating one of God's greatest attributes: His Mercy. Many homilies that we hear on this day remind us that God's Mercy is boundless and that we have nothing to be afraid of if we go to Him with complete confidence. We are told that God wants to forgive us … Continue reading Divine Mercy Sunday: Remember, Mercy Isn’t Free
Hey guys! I'm writing this short post to let y'all know that this coming Friday, I'll be leaving to go on retreat with my Secular Carmelite group. If any of you have prayer requests that you would like me to remember and pray for on the retreat, you can email me (my email is listed … Continue reading Prayer requests
A few months ago, a White House staffer made headlines after speaking about John McCain in a private meeting and saying that his opinion doesn’t matter because “he’s going to die anyway.” The staffer has now left her job, and although the reason reportedly has nothing to do with the comment, it does not mean … Continue reading Societal Sickness: When Worrying about Leakers Contributes to the Culture of Death
In the tagline for this site, I said that I would be bringing the light of the Faith to everyday issues and experiences. With such a mission, some of my posts will concern current events surrounding politics and other cultural and societal events and how Catholics should respond to them. I wrote this post about … Continue reading Introduction to ‘Societal Sickness: When Worrying about Leakers Contributes to the Culture of Death’
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it, alleluia. For these eight days, this is the response we say in the Divine Office. During Mass each day, we recite the Gloria and "alleluia" is added to the dismissal and the people's response. Each day is classified as … Continue reading A Few Notes on this Joyous Octave We’re In
He is not here, He is risen. Behold the place where they laid Him. Mark 16:6 Happy Easter! My family and I had the privilege to attend the Easter Vigil Mass last night in the Extraordinary Form (traditional Latin rite). It was beautiful! The priest read a short oration from St. Gregory the Theologian, which … Continue reading Alleluia! He is Risen!