His Word To Us

“Prior to every word of ours about God, there is His word to us, His Word who continues to tell us: ‘Do not be afraid, I am with you. I am at your side and I will always be there’.” – Pope Francis   The Father is revealed to us most...

Pope Francis on the Psalms

Prayer is the connection between God and man, the channel of communication and the bridge which allows and facilitates that communication. It is in prayer, where we come before the Lord in all our littleness, that we truly open ourselves to Him and to the action of...

A Woman Pre-Figured

“And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon beneath Her feet and upon Her head, a crown of twelve stars..” – Revelation 12:1 A beautiful woman – a queen, no less – disobeys the King, who issues a decree...

Treasure of the Heart

“His Mother treasured all these things, pondering them in Her Heart.” (Luke 2:19) In Saint Matthew’s Gospel, the Lord tells us clearly – “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.. but store up treasures in Heaven..”...

Sign and Promise

“After six days, Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; His face shone like the sun and His clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,...

Glory Be

Image: Saint Augustine (Rubens, 1638) “Those holy Angels come to the knowledge of God not by audible words, but by the presence to their souls of immutable truth, that is, of the only-begotten Word of God; and they know this Word Himself, and the Father, and...

Set The Earth On Fire

“I have come to set the earth on fire,and how I wish it were already ablaze!” (Luke 12:49) We know the Jesus of the Gospels to be compassionate and merciful, kind and loving to all who approach Him, regardless of their past. We know that in the encounter...

They Have No Wine

“The Mother of Jesus said to Him – ‘They have no wine’.” John 2:7 Four words. Four single, short words. And in them, the Mother of Jesus makes clear to Her Son that She is concerned for the bride and groom whose wedding they are attending...

Meeting Christ in the Gospels

“Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father” Jn. 14:9   The greatest joy about being Catholic is in knowing Christ, and in that knowing, having a real, living and personal relationship with Him. One of the great perils of the spiritual life is knowing...