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The Courage of the Signers ~ where is our courage?

Dear Friends, On  July 4, 1776, the men, and their families supporting them published the sacred document, the Declaration of Independence, that created this country.  At its conclusion, they said: FOR THE SUPPORT OF THIS DECLARATION WITH A FIRM RELIANCE ON THE PROTECTION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE WE MUTUALLY PLEDGE OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR […]

Are you helping to Re-birth America?

Dear Friends, the boy in the image above was reading the Declaration of Independence emblazoned on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial when I visited there in October 2007.  He represents our future. Have you ever read it?  (I offered you an image of it yesterday as it was emblazoned on the wall that this […]

A Prayer for the Fourth of July

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This is an actual image of one of the four panels of the words of Thomas Jefferson emblazoned upon the walls of perhaps America’s most sacred shrine, the Jefferson Memorial. The image was taken in October 2007 on my first pilgrimage to pray for our country’s transformation. As I offer my thoughts, […]

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ~ What wondrous love is this?

THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS ~ Friday, June 28, 2019 First of all, here’s a bit of history about the Feast of the Sacred Heart . . . . It was at the Last Supper that John, the disciple “whom Jesus loved,” reclined on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (Jn. 13:23)  Just hours […]

The Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Body broken ~ Blood poured out for you and me!

The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christ) Sunday, June 23, 2019 Dear Friends, Today is our Roman Catholic Feast of Corpus Christi in which pause to appreciate and give thanks for the wonderful gift of the holy Eucharist. I’d like to reflect for a moment on what we Catholics believe this […]

The Feast of the Holy Trinity ~ Caught up in the Circle of their Love!

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Sunday June 16 2019 Dear Friends, When we recite the Creed at Mass about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the language used can be quite confusing for us: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible […]

Pentecost Sunday ~ Let God’s Spirit empower you and give you many gifts!

The Great and Glorious Feast of Pentecost  Sunday June 9, 2019    In our last blog, we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. After Jesus left the disciples and ascended into heaven, they had gathered again behind locked doors, despondent, worried, fearful, bewildered, devastated. “[Then] suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a […]