God took me for a walk

I have been feeling melancholic of late. Usually happens near the end of my days off from work or on unproductive rainy days. (Or productive rainy days but the productivity wasn’t what I had planned.) Anyway, I had just gone outside to say my Evening Prayer, and was awestruck by the beauty of the dusky …

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Now and at the hour of our death, amen

Today, August 22nd, is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. It is the day Catholics celebrate her coronation as Queen of Heaven. The Hail Mary has the line: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. . We are all sinners, and Christianity teaches that …

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Breaking the Chains of Addiction

Johnny Garcia a member of Catholic Recovery has this excellent video on breaking addiction’s chains: Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” and “The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics”

Feast of Saint Maximilian Kolbe

A friend of mine on Twitter just posted this link about the saint who’s Feast day the Church celebrates today: Saint Maximilian Kolbe (Via SPQN.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” and “The Stations …

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena

Today also marks the start of a Novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe. From an earlier post: Reminder for upcoming St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena for Alcoholics and Addicts Here is another Novena prayer you can use, “O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life …

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Transfiguration

Today marks the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. I had written about it earlier, as a part of the meditation on the Fourth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary . Today also marks the beginning of what you may call an “unofficial” Lent. Lent is a period of penance and mortification lasting 40 days, …

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Person of Destiny

There is an article from Spirit Daily that I encourage you to read. An excerpt explains it better: “You are a person of destiny. You are destined for Heaven. You are destined to be the best you can be. You are also unique. Period. Your greatness is not worldly greatness. And so your soul bears …

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Confessing Sins

We are all sinners. Every one of us. There is no one who is sinless and incapable of sinning (except for Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary). But we have recourse to the Sacrament of Confession to remove our sins. Psalm 32:5: “Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. …

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Reminder for upcoming St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena for Alcoholics and Addicts

On August 6th readers and subscribers can start the St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena for Alcoholics and Addicts. Although you can say a novena at anytime, the customary practice is to start it 9 days before the feast day, basically so that all the petitioners can be united in prayer as a community. Just go to …

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