The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Happy Easter! (sort of)

Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi; quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world. Happy Easter! On this feast, we celebrate the exaltation of the instrument of our salvation. It was exalted on Easter Sunday just as Christ … Continue reading The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Happy Easter! (sort of)

On 9/11: The Prayer of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Ground Zero

On the 19th anniversary of that tragic day that changed America forever, we continue to pray for the victims and their families, as well as for peace in our country and around the world. Eternal rest grant unto the victims, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls … Continue reading On 9/11: The Prayer of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at Ground Zero

September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us. Let us ask for Her intercession in learning to unite our own trials and sufferings with those of Christ during His Passion. This is a great article from Catholic Restoration describing the history of this devotion. September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows Since the 16th century Catholic piety … Continue reading September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows

August: Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The following post, including the image, is from Catholic Restoration. Let us entreat the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Her intercession and protection. O Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! ******************************* Via Catholic Restoration: Month of the Immaculate Heart The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart. Since the 16th century Catholic … Continue reading August: Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

A Special Day on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Pictures from First Promises to the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites Yesterday, on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (a solemnity for us Carmelites), I, along with one other person, made my First Promise in the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. It was a very special and blessed day. First Promises are for … Continue reading A Special Day on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

“Render Unto America What Belongs to America”: What Jesus and Tradition Would Say About the National Anthem Debate

Happy 4th of July! I wrote this article a while back and think it is appropriate to publish now for Independence Day. This debate is still going on, as evidenced by NFL players saying that kneeling during the anthem would be back in full force this season after the death of George Floyd and the … Continue reading “Render Unto America What Belongs to America”: What Jesus and Tradition Would Say About the National Anthem Debate