The Opioid Crisis: A Spiritual Solution

An opioid crisis is devastating America. Every day, more than ninety Americans die by overdosing on these new killers. The crisis involves the misuse of and addiction to opioids such as prescription pain relievers, fentanyl and heroin. New powerful synthetic … Continue reading

How Material Things Can Lead Us to God

A lady recently wrote me with a question about the role of material things in life. She was confounded by apparent contradictions between living a pious life while enjoying material things that are all around us. She had read the … Continue reading

Lourdes’ Lesson in Suffering

At Lourdes, Divine Providence takes two different attitudes towards human suffering. The first is more sensational and thus catches our attention more. It is when Our Lady, as a compassionate mother, heals the sick and lame and thus proves the … Continue reading

The Universal Mediatrix

On May 31, the Holy Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady, Universal Mediatrix of all Graces. In this age of afflictions and dangers, when all of mankind moans under the weight of misfortunes that increase at every moment, our … Continue reading

Remembering Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15 is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. About this day, Abbot Prosper Guéranger comments how Our Lady, whom God predestined to be the Mother of His Son, was united in her person to the life, mysteries and … Continue reading

The Virgin Mary

Table of Contents Introduction — Our Life and Our Sweetness Chapter I — The Immaculate Conception Chapter II — The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Chapter III — The Holy Name of Mary Chapter IV — Mary’s Life in the … Continue reading