St. Patrick’s Breastplate

        Born between 397 and 390 A.D., St. Patrick was kidnapped from the British mainland around age 16, and shipped to Ireland as a slave. Sent to the mountains as a shepherd, he spent his time in the field in prayer. After six years of this life, he had a dream in […]

Happy Feast Day!

Happy Feast! Blessed Pope John Paul II

Happy Feast! Today we remember Blessed Pope John Paul II. It would be two years after his death before I would enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, but I remember watching scenes from his funeral and the activities surrounding his death on television. And, as I watched, I remember being struck with a […]

Today’s Saint Quote: St. Therese of Lisieux

Lessons From The Prodigal

The past week was tough, on many levels.  I’d like to say I handled it all with grace and patience, remained firm and did not give in to temptations.  But by the end of the week, I knew I had been beaten and felt it.  Time to visit Jesus, the great Physician, in the sacrament […]

Restless Heart

Upon my conversion to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, one of the first saints I wanted to learn about was St. Augustine.  Why?  Well, quite simply, he’s my birthday saint.  Since then, I’ve been greatly encouraged and edified by this Doctor of the Church.  His life is one to which many of […]

Quote of the Day by Very Rev. Bede Jarrett, O.P.

With [St. Dominic’s] orderly scheme of Truth, achieved through freedom of mind and heart, he makes his appeal to certain souls. His way is not the popular way, for it implies much daring and many risks, since, if truth be the most fortifying of virtues, it is in many lives the most full of danger. […]