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Mary and the New Times of Noah

October 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Rosary, Total Consecration


Mary and the New Times of Noah * * First, this is a longer than normal post (although I admit, my posts are on the longer side), but this message is so important that it warrants an extra few minutes of your time and hours of your reflection! Every October 13, the world is reminded of the great Marian revolution that has been taking place in the world since 1917. Now we are approaching the 100 year... Read More

Aggressive Tenderness: Mercy on the Move – Jubilee Year of Mercy!


Aggressive Tenderness: Mercy on the Move! Jubilee Year of Mercy   For several weeks, I have been pondering an unusual little phrase that I came across in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ [Evangelii Gaudium]. The words just jumped off the page. He writes, “Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross which is at the same time a victorious banner borne... Read More

Mercy Not Sacrifice

March 31, 2016 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Mercy


Mercy Not Sacrifice   Easter! The Resurrection of the Lord! What a glorious and joyous season. We have fasted, given alms and prayed. We have done what the Church called us to, in imitation of the Lord, in order to follow more closely in His footsteps. All this is good. But, now what? I can’t help wondering, especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy—and I do not exclude myself from this—how... Read More

The Dawn of Mercy: An Easter Retreat Guide on Divine Mercy


THE DAWN OF MERCY: AN EASTER RETREAT GUIDE ON DIVINE MERCY The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, The Dawn of Mercy, is now available at Violence, hatred, injustice—it takes heroic fortitude just to turn on the daily news. And this evil isn’t abstract. It has a name. Events in society mirror a reality we all face every day. It’s called sin; it’s ugly; and it’s... Read More

Contemplating the Lord’s Passion


Contemplating the Lord’s Passion* True reverence for the Lord’s passion means fixing the eyes of our heart on Jesus crucified and recognizing in him our own humanity. The earth — our earthly nature — should tremble at the suffering of its Redeemer. The rocks — the hearts of unbelievers — should burst asunder. The dead, imprisoned in the tombs of their mortality, should come forth, the... Read More

Jesus, I Trust in You – Living Water for Parched Lips

March 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (Week 4 of 8) How many souls have been consoled by the prayer, “Jesus, I trust in you,” which Providence intimated through Sr. Faustina! This simple act of abandonment to Jesus dispels the thickest clouds and lets a ray of light penetrate every life. Jesus, I trust in you. — The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, p. 74-75 (Quote from Pope [Saint] John Paul... Read More

Polish History and Divine Mercy and Fun Reading, Oh My!

February 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Sarah Reinhard

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (Week 3 of 8) How do Polish history and Divine Mercy tie in with fun reading? Well, I never thought I’d find it, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Fr. Gaitley. Given that I have complained and bemoaned nearly every book I’ve read here, probably to the detriment of everyone who reads along with us (please forgive me, dear patient readers!),... Read More

December 8, 2015: A Declaration of War Against Satan to Save the Christian Family!

December 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Solemnity


December 8, 2015: A Declaration of War Against Satan to Save the Christian Family! Have you ever wondered the peculiar “coincidence” that the beginning and end of World War II began and ended on the two great Marian feasts that bookend Mary’s role in Salvation History? On the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 7 December 1941, the United States endured the “surprise” attack... Read More

What is Your Why?


What is a dynamic Catholic? To me, these are folks who give all they have to God and neighbor in a way that is energetic, creative, and that yields an impact wherever they go. Peter Howard, the author of what follows, is a dynamic Catholic. As such, we have been blessed to have him teaching at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and now he is working to expand his public speaking. When I heard... Read More

Divine Mercy Sunday — Sunday After Easter

April 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Divine Mercy, Liz Estler, Videos


DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Divine Mercy “Jesus, I trust in You”  Divine Mercy Sunday: The Divine Mercy Message   Jesus, I Trust in You! On Divine Mercy Sunday, the message of the Divine Mercy is that God loves all of us. His mercy is greater than our sins, greater than any of them! Understanding and recognizing this, we are to trust Him and call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and... Read More

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