Bernadette relied on prayer and the prayers of others to carry her through her trials when they seemed almost unbearable. At one of her lowest moments she prayed: O Mary, my gentle Mother, here I am, your child who can bear no more. See my needs and above all my spiritual distress. Have pity on me; grant that one day I may be w[...]
Summer offers an opportunity to take an inventory of your relationship with God and to see where you might be lacking. Sometimes a few months is all we need to get back on track and to concentrate on a few things that can make a big difference. The following are three simple ways to grow in holiness this summer.
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[...]
Gallagher presents his readers with the antidote - the present moment. In a casual and approachable manner, Gallagher weaves personal stories and situations from his own life as a father of 13 children and Publisher of Saint Benedict Press and TAN.
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?
As we began our 11.7-mile trek at the Saddleback Mountain trailhead in Maine we were immediately surrounded by beauty. The terrain varied as we hiked... with wooded paths becoming rocky and then ascending through thick forests of green to pristine lakes that seemed to appear from nowhere. I was stunned by the beauty of the crea[...]
Most people think that Christmas is over on December 26th. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration has just begun. There is a reason why Christmas is called a season. It does not last for a single day. We have been preparing for it for four weeks, and the Church couldn't possibly start and end its celebration of Christ's bi[...]
Before you start down a rabbit hole of anxious planning, don't forget that, as we face any situation, God's grace is there too - in abundance! It's always easier to recall God's presence and peace when we have visible reminders of that presence in front of us. With that in mind, we present for your reflective, lighthearted enjoy[...]
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[...]
In order to make a good confession, we must first make a good examination of conscience. Many of us are familiar with examinations of conscience based on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17), but there is also another biblical guide that we can use to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation: the Beatitudes. While the Ten Co[...]