More on the experience of ‘eucatastrophe,’ but from the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe

I am doing my annual novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe ( a different one from the one I publish for my readers) and in it I have been reminded of some examples of ‘eucatastrophe,’ the term coined by JRR Tolkien that I introduced to you in “This is enough, O LORD! Take my life, for I …

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena begins August 5th!

An annual post: August 5th begins a novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, one of my favorite saints for a myriad of reasons. One of them, and not the primary one, even, is his patronage of addicts. He was not an addict himself, but the Church in Her thinking has anointed him for that role …

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The Militia of the Immaculata movie is out!!

And it’s available embedded, courtesy of Militia of the Immaculata Movie.: And you can just click on these links in the language of your choice, if you’d rather not hear it in English: Español  Français Português Język Polski Tiếng Việt Italiano   I enjoyed it. It’s a very good overview of the M.I. and Marian …

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Novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe begins today!

Reblogged from last year: Today begins a novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, one of my favorite saints for a myriad of reasons. One of them, and not the primary one, even, is his patronage of addicts. He was not an addict himself, but the Church in Her thinking has anointed him for that role …

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Militia of the Immaculata Movie!!!!!

Coming next month, August 2020: (I have no information on its distribution, whether it is straight to DVD or a limited release like the recent film on St. Faustina was). If and when I find out more, I’ll update this post. You can watch the trailer here: Militia of the Immaculata Movie Trailer Know someone, perhaps …

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Novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe for Alcoholics and Addicts

Today begins a novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, one of my favorite saints for a myriad of reasons. One of them, and not the primary one, even, is his patronage of addicts. He was not an addict himself, but the Church in Her thinking has anointed him for that role by virtue of his …

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Soberversary! Seventeen years sober, today.

Today I achieved my seventeenth year of sobriety. That’s One Day At A Time repeated 6,209 times. A certain Twelve Step movement helped a lot at first; but I credit my endurance to Our Lord and Saviour’s Church, the Holy Catholic Church and to His Most Holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. I think a …

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Enrollment in the “Knights at the Foot of the Cross

Tomorrow, May 13th I will be officially enrolled in the “Knights at the Foot of the Cross.” What is that, you ask? Well… “THE KNIGHTS AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS (KFC) is an outreach within the MI movement, comprised of Catholics afflicted by the cross of suffering – physical, spiritual or emotional. As MI members, KFCs …

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Novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

Today begins a novena to St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, one of my favorite saints for a myriad of reasons. One of them, and not the primary one, even, is his patronage of addicts. The following are links to a novena to him I wrote near the time when I began this blog: The Novena to …

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A wonderful book suggestion for you: My Ideal, Jesus, Son of Mary

I am going to recommend a book for my Sober Catholic readers; I’ve read it as a daily devotional several times already, especially during January, May and October. It is My Ideal, Jesus, Son of Mary by Fr. Emile Neubert. Written in the style of “The Imitation of Christ,” with a dialogue between Jesus and …

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