Day 7, Novena for Pope Francis – Courage

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,

Day 6, Novena for Pope Francis – Justice

“No vicarious charity can substitute for justice which is due as an obligation and is wrongfully denied.” -Pope Pius XI DAY 6 – MOTHER MOST PURE, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE

How to Prepare Your Heart to Receive the Power of the Holy Spirit

How then are we to prepare our restless hearts to receive the power of the Holy Spirit? Recall Jesus’ parable of the 10 virgins (Mt 25:1-12), five of whom were

Day 5, Novena for Pope Francis – Prudence

“It is not the part of prudence to neglect that which antiquity in its long experience has approved and which is also taught by apostolic authority.” -Pope Leo XIII DAY

Day 4, Novena for Pope Francis – Love

“We have come to believe in God’s love: in these words the Christian can express the fundamental decision of his life. Being Christian is not the result of an ethical

Day 3, Novena for Pope Francis – Hope

“My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His divine help; I can do all in Him who strengthened me! His power is infinite, and if I lean on

My Mother Said to Never Say “Hate”

From the days you set the trend to ignore and even hate our returning troops from Vietnam, I intensely disliked you; From the day your ideological SCOTUS judges shockingly legalized

Day 2, Novena for Pope Francis – Faith

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know

Day 1, Novena for Pope Francis – Perfection

There are in truth three states of the converted: the beginning, the middle, and the perfection. In the beginning they experience the charms of sweetness; in the middle the contests

How I Gained a Plenary Indulgence Today

  Here’s a scenario for gaining a plenary indulgence today … (A more detailed explanation is available HERE) CONDITIONS First, I have the conditions in place: 1) I’m in a