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
Today we begin the solemn season of Lent. We begin it by going to Mass and receiving on our foreheads the ashes burnt from palms used the previous Palm Sunday. We do this to remind ourselves and acknowledge to the whole world that we are sinners in need of repentance and God's grace. It also … Continue reading Remember Thou Art Dust, and To Dust Thou Shalt Return
Being that today is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, this topic seemed appropriate to talk about. And I'm sure that as Catholics we've heard the objections time and time again, especially now: How can you support an institution that's involved in such things as sexual abuse and significant financial mismanagement? Why would … Continue reading Defending the Church Amid Times of Scandal and Controversy
We're now a couple of days into Septuagesima season and 2 weeks away from Ash Wednesday. I just wanted to give some quick advice about choosing what to do for your Lenten penance and schedule, courtesy of one of the priests who comes to do the Traditional Latin Mass for us on Sundays. When praying … Continue reading Lent is Just 2 Weeks Away! Are You Getting Ready?
Wait...what? Lent? Didn't we just have Christmas? I think we all have this thought every year. And for the Novus Ordo rite, they still have three weeks (as of yesterday) until the somber season of preparing for Christ's Death and Resurrection begins, with really no prior preparation. But the traditional rite has a separate season … Continue reading Making the Most of the Preparation for Lent
"Therefore keep watch, for you do not know the day or the hour" (Matthew 25:13) These words from the Gospel of Matthew are used to describe the last day of the world and the general judgment, but it can also be applied to the day and hour of a specific person's death and their particular … Continue reading We Know Not the Day Nor the Hour