Panic and attempts to stay in control don’t actually help us. But they do promote scarcity of goods that were not going to be scarce in the first place—and they don’t free us from anxiety in any lasting way. Rather than indulge in panic, why don't we pray instead?
Prayer, recollection, repentance, and discipline are all very important, but how much more powerful they become for the entire Kingdom of God when we do them with the heart and mind of a warrior.
He was the earthly father of Jesus, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin, and the patron saint of fathers, workers, immigrants, the Universal Church, the “domestic” church, and a happy death. St. Joseph is also called “The Terror of Demons.” His intercession is very powerful. Why? Read on.
Going to Confession is one of the greatest sources of grace available to us in our Catholic faith. In this Sacrament, the Holy Spirit continues to work in us through conversion and forgiveness. We are enabled to grow in self-knowledge and humility. We begin to see our selfish habits with greater clarity.
Is it possible to experience peace, and live it spiritually, when things in your life seem to be imploding? Yes. Not only can you remain in peace yourself, you can bring it to others—regardless of your circumstances. Here are six things that I have found necessary for finding and keeping interior peace.
The statue is one of the most distinctive forms of Catholic art. It is also one of the most misunderstood. The claim that statues used for veneration were idols used for worship has caused controversy in the Church. So why should we bring Catholic statues into our homes?
St. Josephine Bakhita has so much to teach us about hope, determination, forgiveness, and serenity in the face of adversity. She stands as a shining reminder that the path to holiness is one of continuous interior conversion.
Doubt does not equal a lack of belief. It can actually be a stepping stone to a more perfected faith. If we wrestle with our doubts, we can claim and embrace our faith more deeply over time, and even strengthen the faith God has given us.
In our day and age, we need St. John Bosco’s intercession more than ever. To understand why, let’s re-discover his amazing story.
A gifted writer and preacher, St. Francis de Sales was named a Doctor of the Church in 1877—particularly for the spiritual direction which his writings provided for lay people. He understood the demands of everyday life and knew how to guide souls to holiness in the midst of it.