There is a popular phrase I've seen plastered on t-shirts, bumper stickers and coffee mugs: "all those who wander are not lost". It pays homage to the idea that wanderers with no particular destination are not in fact lost or in need of direction. They are enjoying the beautiful scenery or taking the long way … Continue reading The Wandering Pilgrim is not Lost
Religion and Spirituality
Remember Death. Remember Joseph.
During one of my moves from one state to another I diligently sifted through the many boxes of "stuff" I had accumulated through the years to decipher what was coming with me and what was going to be donated or thrown out. This was one of those milestone moves where everything I possessed needed to … Continue reading Remember Death. Remember Joseph.
Was Life Ever Normal?
Not too long ago there was a popular phrase everyone was using. For the first time in nearly one hundred years a pandemic swept across the globe. The merits of this global event will assuredly be debated unceasingly. Regardless, the impact on daily life was swiftly impacted. The world quickly turned a corner with respect … Continue reading Was Life Ever Normal?
Lover of Poverty
In the Litany to St. Joseph we pray, "Lover of Poverty, pray for us." Grace advances this entry. It is inspired by St. Teresa of Calcutta. On June 2, 1989 Mother Teresa was interviewed by William F. Buckley, Jr. on his program Firing Line. They were engaged in a discussion about poverty. He was deftly … Continue reading Lover of Poverty
Devotion to St. Joseph
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
Father. Patron. Guardian.
On December 08, 2020 the Holy Father declared a year dedicated to St. Joseph. The timing could not be better. Today, a time when crises has beset many facets of our faith and freedom, when what we hold most sacred and dear to us is being threatened, we can hear the voice of Venerable Pope … Continue reading Father. Patron. Guardian.
"Watch!" (St. Mark 13:37) This is the command Jesus gave us as we began the journey of Advent, when we began the new year. This did not catch me off guard. It woke me up. There has been a lot of watching this year, watching of many worldly events. It is timely that this is … Continue reading Watch!
As we celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving and now begin the journey towards Christmas, it may not surprise many that my thoughts turned to the original Pilgrims that set sail from England and arrived on the shores of our beautiful and blessed Nation in 1620. My intention in this brief post is not to … Continue reading Pilgrim Journey
"Save your people, bless your inheritance; feed and sustain them forever" (Psalm 28:9). A petition. A request. Too often the winds of change tempt us from keeping to the narrow road. More often than not buffets and lashes are waged upon us by those that wish to tear down our religion and faith like some … Continue reading Psalm 28
"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord" (Psalm 27:4). One major take-away easily learned by reading the Bible. Very little does one need. Time and again Jesus echoes the psalmist. Step 1: We must simply ask of the Lord … Continue reading Psalm 27