The saying “Go big or go home” sounds so much more impressive than “Go little. Trust God.” We are not told to “grow down” but to “grow up.” Those who are small go unnoticed and merit no rewards. Or do they? In St. Thérèse of Lisieux, a Carmelite nun who lived in the late 1800s, we have a saintly companion whose “Little Way” is a[...]
The most extraordinary and staggering conflict that ever took place happened not between men, but in the heavens, before the dawn of man on earth. Sacred Scripture gives us this history in Revelation 12:7-9: “Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought[...]
St. Raphael is one of the seven Archangels who stands before the throne of God. He is also one of only three angels whose names have been revealed through Sacred Scripture. His name in various translations means “God heals,” “Divine Healer,” or “Medicine of God,” for he has received his healin[...]
One of the aspects of the Catholic faith that Protestants struggle with the most is the honor that Catholics give Our Lady. In particular, the "Hail Mary" seems to be a particular point of contention. Some Protestants point to that prayer and say, “That is proof of Catholics’ idolatry of[...]
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[...]
A patron is a saint who is venerated as a special intercessor before God. The theological background of the patronage of saints includes the dogmas of the Mystical Body of Christ and the Communion of Saints. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, (962) "We believe in the communion of all the faithful of Christ, those who are[...]
The brown scapular is one of the most beloved Marian devotionals in the history of the Church. But what is it? And where did it come from?
Have you ever had a "lightning bolt" moment in your spiritual life? This "lightning moment" might be exactly like it sounds: a striking, unmistakable moment of enlightenment. Conversion of St. Augustine It could be a line from a book that strikes you to the core and becomes imprinted on your heart, as happened with St. Au[...]
Con constelaciones doradas en su manto y la luna bajo sus pies, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe sigue capturando corazones hoy tanto como aquel día en la colina de Tepeyac en 1531. La tilma milagrosa contiene innumerables signos y símbolos místicos, todos comunicando verdades profundas a sus primeras es[...]
The Church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows. It's a devotion that has become a favorite of mine. As a convert, it took me a while to become comfortable with Mary and to trust her to bring my cares and sufferings to Her Son.