WHO IS SAINT BENEDICT? “And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.” –St. Benedict Benedict of Nursia was born into a wealthy family around 480 AD. After studying in Rome, unnerved by the worldly events of the time and watching his fellow students fritter their lives away, Benedict fled the […]
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Posted on July 11 2019
Posted on June 20 2018
New Seven Blessings Bracelet Seven; the number of perfection, of creation, of the day God rested. May this bracelet remind you that each day is filled with God’s love, with perfection in all the imperfection, and beauty amidst trials. Take hold of each medal, take a deep breath and remember; every day we are renewed, […]
Posted on April 06 2018
Fr. Michael Gaitley, a member of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, describes mercy as, “.love’s second name.” It’s a particular kind of love, a particular mode of love when it encounters suffering, poverty, brokenness, and sin. Divine Mercy is when God’s love meets us and helps us in the midst of our suffering and […]
Posted on January 02 2018
After a much-loved and appreciated Christmas break, most of us are back at work, school and ordinary life. Let us not be quick to forget our New Year resolutions, the blessings we received from the Infant Jesus, and the hope this new year brings. If you woke up this morning a little deflated and hesitant, I […]
Posted on September 05 2017
Today, on the feast day of St. Teresa of Calcutta, fondly known to us as Mother Teresa, we stop to remember the humble yet powerful way she loved Jesus: through serving and loving the poorest of the poor... Be the one who offers hope; be the one who gives a hug or shares a smile; be the one who brings light into the room; be the one who loves.
Posted on May 01 2015
My daughter Caroline decided to attend university in Leeds, UK. When she shared this news with me, I ran to the Catholic Church in Leeds, got down on my knees, and prayed for my baby girl and for my heart. Did I do enough as her mother? Is she ready for college? How can I help her if something happens and she is in the UK? All these worries flooded my soul… Still on my knees I opened my eyes and looked up, and there right in front of me was a statue of Our Blessed Mother with her arms stretched towards me… she spoke to my heart… nurturing, loving, all present, and strong! I heard her say… “I’ve got her”… I AM her Mother and I will protect her, guide her and hold her close!Mary!