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St. Mark and Martyrdom

St. Mark and Martyrdom

Written By: Patricia Everaert April 25 is the Feast of St. Mark. He is known as St. Mark the Evangelist, and St. Mark the Lionhearted. Isn’t ‘Lionhearted’ a wonderful name to have? It paints pictures of brave deeds and acts of courage, of nobility and fortitude. In... read more
Day 1 – Novena to St. Joseph

Day 1 – Novena to St. Joseph

Thank you for joining us on our first day of our novena prayer to St. Joseph leading up to our event “The Mercy of The Kingdom” on May 2nd. Let us pray… Glorious St. Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ! To you do I raise my heart and hands to implore... read more
Finding God In The Mess

Finding God In The Mess

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Rules are good. Structure is even better. But when it comes to creating a life centered on God let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that He needs those parameters…our parameters to work. We have all done it. The stay at... read more
They Call Me Superstitious

They Call Me Superstitious

Written By: Gregory Watson ‘You ought to stand for all the things these stupid people call superstitions. Come now,    don’t you think there’s a lot in those old wives’ tales about luck and charms and so on,         silver bullets included? What do you say about them... read more
What Mercy Looks Like

What Mercy Looks Like

Written by: Lawrence Lam “Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his... read more
Wifely Submission

Wifely Submission

Written by: Sarah Gould I have a strong aversion to the word “submission”, most especially when it’s used in reference to women and marriage?  When I hear the word all these images come flooding into my mind: images of domination, inferiority, doormats and indentured... read more
Easter Joy: More Than Chocolate

Easter Joy: More Than Chocolate

Written By: Naomi Toms Over the past while, I’ve been going through The Story of a Soul, that famous autobiography by St. Therese of Lisieux. And the more I read of St. Therese, the more I have to shake my head in disbelief. She is clearly off her rocker. Just look at... read more
Do Not Cling to Me

Do Not Cling to Me

Written By: Patricia Everaert Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Isn’t it glorious? Here is the culmination of our faith: for God so loved the world that He gave His only son. His son Jesus embraced the cross to atone for our sins, and in so doing, broke the chains... read more
The Light – Darkness Cannot Overcome it

The Light – Darkness Cannot Overcome it

Written By: Patrick Sullivan St. John the Evangelist will write in his Gospel a peculiar detail about the Easter tomb. Unlike the other evangelists (i.e. Matthew, Mark, and Luke), it is only in John’s account that we read about how, on this first day of the week, it... read more
O Happy Fault!

O Happy Fault!

Written By: Gregory Watson O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer! Ever since the first time I attended an Easter Vigil Mass (a few years before the one at which I was... read more

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