August 1, 2020

The term “indulgences” refers to specific prayers and actions, permeated with a spirit of penance, that are an extra-special channel of God’s superabundant, healing grace. Once a person has repented of his sins and, if necessary, received forgiveness from Christ throug...

May 19, 2020

"If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24).

When Jesus uses the word “cross” he is referring to suffering as an “instrument of salvation.” This makes sense in reference to his suffering and death but...

April 25, 2020

How to share in Jesus' victory over Satan during this pandemic

Learn more about why we have to carry our crosses here

October 14, 2019

November is the month the Church dedicates especially to praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. By being a member of Our Lady's A-Team and living the message of Fatima, we can make our entire day into a sacrificial offering for them, united to Christ's perfect sacrif...

September 14, 2019

Our crosses are used by God to give us the chance to live by Faith and so to increase our capacity to be filled with his love for all eternity - to increase the degree of glory we will enjoy in heaven. Do not rob people that experience SSA of the chance for God to use...

June 2, 2019

Why? Why? Why?

In 2016, I was having a rough week leading up to Mother's Day. Unfortunately, I was heading down into a dark place because I was focusing too much on the pain and confusion. I kept asking God "why?" all week and the more you ask "why" the harder it is to...

June 1, 2019

If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there so much suffering in this world?

For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good,...

February 8, 2019

We are created by God with the ability and urge to cry when our emotions move us, so shedding tears must be an important part of being a human being.

Emotional tears are a response which only humans are capable of, for only people can weep. All animals that live in air...

February 1, 2019

I was thinking about some of the different types of suffering and crosses that people carry. There are so many! There are crosses of illness - physical, psychological, emotional, etc.; crosses of gender identity crisis; addiction, loneliness, grief, bereavement and los...

January 26, 2019

 My Son's Funeral

10 months & 19 days since you passed into eternal life on October 15, 2015.

I have learned that it is God's desire to gather together all of the suffering from grieving hearts and use it as a force for good. Here is a way that God has taught me to allow...

January 15, 2019

After Brett passed away, it seemed to me that God was giving me signs that  he was saved (for which I am so grateful). I asked a priest, whom I knew was faithful to the Magisterium of the Church, if I could count on this. His answer I have never forgotten. It has helpe...

January 3, 2019

God's natural & supernatural gifts to the bereaved and suffering.

God has provided so many gifts for us to help us as we navigate this journey through grief and suffering. Some of them occur naturally (green) and some of them are given to us supernaturally (super-green)...

January 1, 2019

How can anyone enter a strong man’s house and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house (Matthew 12:29).

Then He [Jesus] told them, “No one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the...

December 27, 2018

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that: "Our prayer for them [those who have died] is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective" (CCC, 958). 

We have experienced this many times since Brett died on October 15, 201...

November 22, 2018

"The Church is a field hospital for the wounded, not a haven for saints. Its doors opened two thousand years ago, and they are still open today. Inside these doors can be found true peace and joy, especially for those who are hopeless, hurting, or suffering" (Pope Fran...

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