There are numerous reasons to have a devotion to St. Joseph. Among the many patronages associated with him he is considered the Patron of a Happy Death, provider of financial help, the patron of families, laborers, of the sick, of the poor, of travelers, terror of demons and conqueror of Hell, among just a few … Continue reading Devotion to St. Joseph
One of my favorite readings in the Gospel is Jesus' retreat in the desert for 40 days tempted by Satan. In my view, it is always a refreshing way to begin Lent. I've written about it before. Much like Christ, we have just entered the desert of Lent for 40 days. Today we were reminded … Continue reading Rainbow Connection
It is easy being green, nestled there between the leaves and lemons, barely to be seen.
We begin the pilgrimage of Lent today in the Catholic Church and many Christian communities worldwide. On this journey, through fasting, almsgiving and prayer we return to God with our whole heart as it is so eloquently written by the Prophet Joel in the Old Testament (Joel 2:12-18). In the New Testament, Paul reminds us, … Continue reading Ambassadors For Christ
He paced the small stretch of sandy beach on the island. His hands dug deep inside the pockets of his white linen pants. Five months ago he found the note in the bottle. He waded quickly into the water to snatch it up before the current could take it back out. After running back to … Continue reading Love Is In The Air
When darkness surrounds and worry abounds; Hold fast! Be not dismayed. In the darkest of rooms Inside our homes, our souls Hope Exists. Look out and you will find light inside.
Actions speak louder than words. One of my favorite quotes drives this home, "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words when necessary."St. Francis of Assisi Our evangelization is perfectly preached through acts of corporeal and spiritual mercy and devotion to Jesus through celebration of the Eucharist. St. Joseph's actions spoke louder than words. He … Continue reading The Silence of St. Joseph
Rosevilla, Ormond Beach, FL. I waited for you, at our table for two. I could see your smile, your hand in mine as we stared lovingly beyond the trials and the joys. Us two, cross starred lovers till the end did we love each other. And so I waited for you longingly. Only to remember … Continue reading Table for Two
I was fond of reminding people of a popular Confucius saying, "the only thing that endures is change." It was, at the time, profound. Somewhat kitschy. It worked great at cocktail parties. Those receiving the wise words would usually nod in agreement. As time passes and as the tilt of life's sun leans more to … Continue reading Mirror of Patience
"My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!" (Psalm 31:15) Our times are in God's Hand. Our time is in God's Hands. He will guide us and deliver us. We know this to be true because from sacred scripture through current day history is replete with verified … Continue reading Psalm 31