To honor the Solemnity of the Annunciation, which celebrates Mary's Fiat and the Eternal Word becoming man for our redemption, I am reposting my reflection on the Annunciation which was part of a larger reflection on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. As She sat quietly working and meditating, the Virgin Mary was suddenly visited … Continue reading The Solemnity of the Annunciation
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, bishops across the country have decided to comply with the requests of government officials to suspend large gatherings by canceling public Masses and, in some cases, public adoration as well. And regardless of whether or not we think this is an appropriate thing to do (probably not; yes it … Continue reading How to Use this Unfortunate and Sad Time of Suspension of Holy Masses
Today is the great Solemnity of St. Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary. He is the Church's patron and pillar of families. Let us ask him for protection especially during this trying time. Enjoy this article from Catholic Restoration on this great saint. https://wp.me/p8cBMM-1P0
https://churchpop.com/2020/02/28/cure-the-coronavirus-prayers-to-2-incredible-saints-who-miraculously-defeated-plagues/ St. Roch and St. Rosalie were two saints who delivered their people from plagues during their time. During this time, let us ask their intercession for a stop to the spread of the coronavirus, which is especially dangerous for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. Sts. Roch and Rosalie, ora pro nobis!
This past weekend, my Secular Carmelite community had their annual retreat. Our retreat master was Fr. Sal Sciurba, who is the Provincial General of our OCDS province here in Central Florida. The topic of the retreat was prayer according to some of the Carmelite saints. It was a very applicable topic since prayer is the … Continue reading Retreat Reflections: Prayer