Pursuit of Perfection

Perseverance in Prayer

Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, S.J. / November 29, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

The Beginning of Advent: Preparing for Christmas

Msgr. Aloysius F. Coogan / November 28, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Familiar Friendship with Jesus

Thomas à Kempis / November 25, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Thanksgiving Meditation: Gratitude to Jesus Christ

The Soul Sanctified / November 24, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Inequality in Friendship

Fr. William Rock, FSSP / November 23, 2022

Penance at Lourdes and Champion (PART II)

PART TWO: Our Lady to St. Bernadette The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin every year gears up for its patronal feast day on October 9th. This day celebrates the appearance of Our Lady of Good Help to a Belgian immigrant by the name of Adele Brise on October 9th,…


Penance at Lourdes and Champion (PART I)

PART ONE: Our Lady to Adele Brise On October 9th, Catholics across the country will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s first and only approved Marian apparition. In the decades since the events of 1859 in Champion, Wisconsin, locals have referred to these appearances of the Virgin Mary as the “Wisconsin…


The Words of Christ from the Cross

Saint Anselm had for a long time prayed earnestly to the glorious Virgin Mary that she would reveal to him the mysteries of her divine Son’s suffering and death.  His prayers were accompanied with ardent weeping and prolonged fasting. At last, the Blessed Virgin appeared before the saint.  She spoke to him the following words,…


Mystical Combat Is the Answer to the Coming Storm

Practice: How to Save Society The Blessed Virgin Mary leads us to Jesus not so much by her words but by her mystical action. Our Lady’s last recorded words in Holy Scripture are, “Whatsoever he shall say to you do ye.” Imagine her with Our Lord at some of the events during His three years…


Reflection on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Reflection—“My God and my all,” St. Francis’ constant prayer, explains both his poverty and his wealth. St. Francis, the son of a merchant of Assisi, was born in that city in 1182. Chosen by God to be a living manifestation to the world of Christ’s poor and suffering life on earth, he was early inspired…


Our Sanctification Through Mary

Mary Alone Has Found Grace with God Mary alone has found grace with God, both for herself and for every man in particular. The patriarchs and prophets and all the Saints of the old law were not able to find that grace. Mother of Grace Mary gave being and life to the Author of all…


The Story of a Soul

Chapter 1: Early Childhood My dearest Mother, it is to you, to you who are in fact a mother twice over to me, that I now confide the Story of my Soul. The day you asked me to do it, I thought it might be a distraction to me, but afterwards, Jesus made me realize…


77 Graces and Fruits to Be Derived from Devout Attendance at Holy Mass (PART II)

Meditation on the Holy Eucharist 45. It is the best means whereby to venerate the Passion of Christ and obtain a share in its fruits. 46. It is also the best means of venerating the Blessed Mother of God and increasing her joy. 47. By hearing Mass you can give greater honor to the Angels…