Today is my Twentieth Soberversary

I have been sober today for twenty years. To me, anniversaries ending in “0” or “5” are monumental. I don’t know why, it just seems that way. I had to let that sink in. Twenty years. While I am not trying to act out the sin of pride, if you knew me way back when …

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Four things to help you get through difficult times

I am going through some ‘stuff’ right now; some personal issues as well as the usual anxieties about world and national events. The latter are bothersome, but I’ve gotten to realize that there’s not much I can do about them apart from prayer. The personal stuff is very worrying and those worries intrude on my …

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Blog History and a new job!

It has come to my attention that I last posted here about six weeks ago. This means history has been made here at Sober Catholic! December 2021 was the very first month without any blogposts. I was going to say “That’s nothing to be proud of!” but when you consider I’ve been doing this since …

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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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