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...

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,...

March 30, 2019

Don’t waste your sufferings, offer them up. What does it mean to offer up our suffering?

Press the blue "Listen Now" button to pray the rosary using the content of this blog post for meditation material.

Teresa of Avila, in her book The Way of Perfection writes:


"Everyth...

March 17, 2019

Luke 9:23-25 ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it. What gain, then, is it...

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...

October 28, 2018

"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...

October 7, 2018

Our Lady came to Fatima to begin the formation of her “A Team” – a team of new “missionary disciples” who would be bright lights in a time of darkness, and by living an authentically Catholic life, would mission to people who had received a perverted form of the Cathol...

September 8, 2018

“Do not just be a channel for grace, but a reservoir, an overflowing reservoir. No sooner has a channel received grace than it pours it out. A reservoir waits to be filled up and then offers grace to those who come to draw from its superabundance” (St. Bernadette).

“The...

September 1, 2018

Normally when we pray we like to speak a lot but we don’t like to listen. Prayer in itself is as necessary for our spiritual life as breathing is necessary for our bodily life. Not to pray daily will have the same results for the life of the soul as not to breathe woul...

July 30, 2018

Every soul who has died in the love of God will enter heaven, either immediately after death or following a purification in purgatory. All souls will be perfectly happy in heaven, but some souls will enjoy a higher degree of happiness than others.

We were made for happi...

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September 14, 2019