When Misery Has Too Much Company

Misery has a lot of company these days. Perhaps too much. The number of those unhappy, stressed, or lonely has reached its highest point on record. America is not alone in its misery. However, it is hardly consoling that the … Continue reading

Saint Charbel: The Wonder Worker of Lebanon

  The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He shall grow like the cedar of Lebanon. (Ps. 91:13) The Biblical cedars of Lebanon have towered on mountaintops for thousands of years. Lebanon, a country mentioned in the Bible more … Continue reading

A Time to Return to God: A Hurricane Story

As hurricanes passed over so many parts of the country, most people were thinking about the material damage that would ruin the lives of so many. However, there was a spiritual part to the disaster. During times of suffering, people … Continue reading

Reflections on “Taps”

“Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.”   Such are the words of the sublime bugle call “Taps.” It is played when the troops … Continue reading

The Miraculous Medal: Medal of Many Graces

The medal of Our Lady of Graces, more commonly known as the Miraculous Medal, is undoubtedly the most widespread medal of all times. It originated in France in 1830, having been revealed directly by Our Lady to Saint Catherine Labouré … Continue reading

The Crumbling of Certainties

In the scramble to make sense out of the present election cycle, analysts have come up with all sorts of theories. One popular explanation claims that people are hardening in their positions. On the left and the right, all parties … Continue reading

The Appalling Benefactress

To attempt to understand the reason for the existence of sorrow, of this appalling Benefactress, one must go back to man’s beginnings, to Eden, where Sorrow was born the moment Adam became conscious of sin. She was the first-born of … Continue reading

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