Easter, 5th Sunday – I got my first wild turkey thanks to Lee’s mentoring. The Holy Spirit mentors and guides us, gives us mentors, and calls us to mentor others. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to build us up in the faith so that we can build up others.
Does your corner of the God’s Kingdom reflect good stewardship? God can do amazing things when we just do the little tasks we have been given. Mother Therese and St. Therese of Lisieux were fruitful because they were faithful. [AUDIO]
Jesus got made fun of, beaten up, and killed. Loser. But the real battle was being faithful to God and loving his enemies. We can only be a winner by God’s standards if we are willing to be a loser in this world. [AUDIO]
The Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Martha on July 29. Many people are surprised to realize that Martha is a saint. Her most famous words, after all, are telling Jesus what to do: “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” (Luke 10:40) But there is …
After the Blessed Virgin Mary herself, there is perhaps no woman in the New Testament more intriguing than Mary Magdalene. She has figured prominently in art, the naming of churches, and even popular fiction. Pope Francis just elevated her feast day, July 22, to greater importance. Church holy days have three ranks: Memorial, Feast, and Solemnity. Mary Magdalene is moving from …
Feat. Deacon Michael: We must send an invitation and remove the barriers from our hearts. St. Philip Neri invited the Holy Spirit into his heart. Are we going to have open doors, open hearts, to the Holy Spirit? [AUDIO]
Featuring Deacon Michael: God knows well what we are suffering. St. John Paul II and Blessed Chiara Badano both found hope by uniting their sufferings with the sufferings of Jesus. They encountered Jesus and came to know I AM as Our Father. [AUDIO]
God’s children have listened to their Father’s voice and come home forever. God’s Children live the Beatitudes; their actions flow from pure hearts. Bring your messy heart to Jesus. Put it on the altar, and let Him wash it in His blood. (1 Nov 2015)
The baptized on earth, the souls in Purgatory, and the saints in Heaven all form one great big family called the Church. The Greek word for Church, ecclesia, means “the gathering” or “assembly.” God is gathering His children from the four corners of the earth, and from all of history. The Holy Spirit is tugging us to join this gathering, and we need to choose whether we are going to rise with the Saints, or stay stuck in the muck.