Pursuit of Perfection

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Fr. John Henry Hanson / May 24, 2022
Enemies of Salvation

The Peace that Comes from Christ

Fr. Kevin Drew / May 23, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

St. Rita of Cascia: One of the Incorruptibles

Paul Kengor / May 23, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Proper Dispositions of the Reception of Holy Communion

Fr. William Rock, FSSP / May 21, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Penance and Mortification

Conor Gallagher / May 20, 2022
Holy,Bible,And,White,Rosary.

Hope and the Interior Life

“Casting all your solicitude upon Him for He hath care of you.” -St. Petr., Ep. I., c. V., v. 7 “Blessed is the man who hopes in the Lord,” says the Holy Spirit. The weakness of our souls is often attributable to lukewarmness in regard to the Christian virtue of hope. Hold fast to this…

Chicago/,Illinois/usa,-,April,19,,2019:,The,Divine,Mercy,At

We Are At War with Agents of the Devil

In 1949 the Englishman George Orwell wrote a book titled 1984.  It was about life in a totalitarian state; life under a government that held total control over peoples’ lives. Orwell invented terms used in the book that resonate today:  Big Brother, doublethink, thought-crime, Newspeak.  The main character in the book worked for the Ministry…

Breton,Girls,Dancing,,Pont-aven,,By,Paul,Gauguin,,1888,,French,Post-impressionist

Homeschooling for Heaven’s Sake

“The loveliest masterpiece of the Heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux After having eight babies in 13 years and homeschooling for a good 10, I am convinced that even world-class jugglers can’t hold a candle to homeschooling mamas. Catch this screenshot (in words) of a typical homeschooling…

Barcelona,,Spain,-,May,15,,2017:,Portrait,Of,The,Saint

Divine Mercy Sunday and St. Faustina’s Message

This Sunday, April 24, 2022, is Divine Mercy Sunday, given to us by Saint Faustina Kowalska, by the pope who canonized her, and by their Lord Jesus. In a personal moment of divine inspiration or plain dumb luck (more likely in my case), I grabbed her famous Diary to check if she had any revelations…

May,19,,2017.,Aedicula,In,The,Rotunda,Of,Holy,Sepulchre

He Who Was Dead Has Risen

The Lord is risen, alleluia, alleluia! He is risen indeed, alleluia, alleluia! One of my favorite places in all the earth is the empty tomb of Jesus, the Messiah. I have been privileged to have been there numerous times. I once had the singular grace to concelebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with Raymond…

Munich,,Germany,-,June,22:,Jesus,Christ,Rising,From,The

When Christ Our Pasch was Sacrificed

“When Christ our Pasch was sacrificed” – Over the course of the 40 days of Eastertide, this phrase will recur again and again during Mass when the Easter Preface is prayed.  These words cannot but draw us back to the Epistle read on Easter Sunday from St Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (5:7-8) which…

Valencia,,Spain,-,Februar,14,,2022:,The,Painting,Resurrection,Of

The Resurrection of Our Lord

I beheld the soul of Our Lord between two Angels who were in the attire of warriors: it was bright, luminous, and resplendent as the sun at midday; it penetrated the rock, touched the Sacred Body, passed into it, and the two were instantaneously united, and became as one. I then saw the limbs move,…

Milan,,Italy,-,December,27,,2019:,Resurrection,,"gesã¹,Cristo,Risorto

Easter Meditation: Christ Was Made Sin for Us

“The joy being set before Him, He endured the cross.” -Hebrews 12:2 When the Divine Word offered Himself to redeem mankind, there were before Him two ways of redemption – the one of joy and glory, the other of pains and insults. It was His will, not only by His coming to deliver man from…