December 28, 2018

We were all shocked and shattered when my brother announced that he wanted to become a priest. It was not just that he wanted to become a priest, but he wanted to become a Cistercian priest. That meant that once he left home he would never return. Naturally my mother w...

December 28, 2018

(This post is a continuation of My Heart as a Sanctuary Lamp) "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24). We know why Jesus died on the cross but why do we have to carry our crosses?

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...

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September 14, 2019