Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow. — St. Augustine

 

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Redemptive Suffering

“For what glory is it, if committing sin, and being buffeted for it, you endure? But if doing well you suffer patiently; this is thankworthy before God. For unto this are you called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps”   – 1 Peter 2:20-21

The Crucifixion [...]

The Brown Scapular

A young Karol Wojtyla wearing his scapular

St. Simon Stock was a Carmelite in the 1200′s. He moved through Europe establishing Carmelite communities. He helped to change the order from one that was largely hermitic to an order more prominent in the community. In 1251, St. Simon Stock was in England at a time when [...]

The Rosary

“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world
has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more
satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon [...]

Updating the Sacramentals page layout and more content

…still a work in progress…

“Sacramentals are sacred signs which in a sense imitate the sacraments. The signify certain effects, especially spiritual ones, which are obtained through the intercession of the Church.” “They prepare the faithful to receive the fruit of the sacraments and sanctify various circumstances of life.”

Sacramentals may consist of material things or actions. [...]

Pope Leo XIII and St. Michael the Archangel

“The battle against the devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the archangel, is still being fought today, because the devil is still alive and active in the world. The evil that surrounds us today, the disorders that plague our society, man’s inconsistency and brokenness, are not only the results of original sin, [...]

Indulge me

Indulgences.

They sound archaic and controversial. They are very simple and great gifts to all of us. So what is an indulgence?

When we sin, we separate ourselves from God and from His grace. We partake in the sacrament of Reconcilliation to ask for God’s forgiveness for our sinfulness. God is merciful and loving and forgives us [...]

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Here I am going to try to assemble a ‘spiritual toolbox’ of information that has helped me and the dearly departed. Things you may know, things you may not know. About acquiring graces and helping those who have passed before us and helping those who are still on the journey….

Indulgences
You can help those [...]