Martha and Mary: The Good Part

Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her (Lk. 10: 42). ⧾ In Christian tradition Martha and Mary have...

The sword of Damocles hangs over Europe

On July 13 1917 the three Portuguese children, Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta, heard from Virgin Mary “if people do not cease offending God, a...

Georgian Bay Pilgrimage

I've been gone for a couple of days, on pilgrimage to Martyrs' Shrine, in Midland, Ontario, of which I have written a number of...

The Good Samaritan and Thirsting for God

Take care of him and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend. (Lk. 10:35). The parable of the Good Samaritan...

Confiteor, Et Miserere Mei

At the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we begin with the call to repentance and to a reflective manner of life...

Louis and Zelie Martin’s Ecclesia Domestica

There is no strict formula to being the parents of saints, but there are things one can do to ameliorate the process, as I...

Benedict and His Option

A blessed feast of Saint Benedict, the monk who did more than most to save what we know as 'civilization'. As a student in...

Strength in Weakness

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor 12:9) I have always been intrigued by the meaning of these...

The Eucharist and Gratitude

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the...

For Mom and Dad, On Their 50th

There never was a marriage with no pain But they let hurts be helps along the way To greater union, making faults their gain And forging gold...