Catholics and Halloween: a good or bad mix? Is this a pagan holiday? Here are the facts of the matter: the true substance of Halloween belongs to the Catholic Church. It is the first day of Allhallowtide, the time of year when the living (i.e. the Church Militant) honor all the dead in Christ...
“Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not pu[...]
Those who followed her life, mission and cause remember the anticipation of waiting for the day...the day Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was declared a saint. December 17, 2015 (his birthday!) was the day that Pope Francis approved the second miracle needed for Mother Teresa's cause for canonization. The news spread like wild[...]
August 21st is the anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a small village church in Knock, Ireland, in 1879. Known as Our Lady of Knock, it is one of the major Marian apparitions approved by the Church.
Las novena de Tres Avemarías es una oración bella recitada para honrar las tres dones especiales de María dados por Dios: su poder, su sabiduría, y su misericordia. En esta novena le pedimos a Nuestra Señora que use sus dones para nuestro bien y para que Dios nos conceda nuestras peticiones, y sobre todo, la gracia para vivir un[...]
The Three Hail Mary novena is a very beautiful prayer recited in honor of three of Mary's special gifts given to her by God: her power, wisdom, and mercy. In this novena we ask her to use these gifts on our behalf to obtain our petitions from God, and most importantly, to help us lead a holier life.
May 22 is the feast day of St. Rita, an Augustinian nun from 14th century Cascia, Italy. She is the patroness of impossible causes and hopeless circumstances because of her difficult and disappointing life. Through her trials God used her in remarkable ways, not only while she lived, but now from heaven she assists those who ple[...]
Christianity isn't just lived; it's celebrated. That's because our faith isn't merely about doctrine—it includes a plethora of saints, historical events, and divine mysteries that are uniquely honored throughout the year with appointed festivals (or feast days). This happens according to a set rhythm[...]
Sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday is considered the most solemn part of Holy Week. This three-day period is referred to as the Easter Triduum, also known as the Sacred Triduum, or Paschal Triduum. Basically, the Sacred Triduum is one great festival recounting the last three days of Jesus' life on earth, the e[...]
"Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God, give us miserable ones the grace to do for You alone what we know you want us to do and always to desire what pleases You. Inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footsteps of Your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus[...]