Tragedy, Prophecy and Divine Providence – II

Three days before Jesus Christ was brutally executed, He sat on top of Mount Olivet and patiently explained the process of universal and Church history through the ages (Matt. 24), from the viewpoint of Divine Providence. Among the more striking images … Continue reading

Tragedy, Prophecy and Divine Providence – I

A famous daily newspaper has a popular Sunday supplement called, “News of the Week in Review.” Tragic natural disasters have been multiplying at such a horrible rate that the newspaper could easily publish another Sunday section called “Disasters of the … Continue reading

The Marvels of Saint Bernadette

After reading the life of any saint, we close the book exclaiming, “What a great saint! I did not think something like this could exist.” Indeed, as long as it is well written, the life of any saint is a … Continue reading

Painting of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres Found

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a Spanish nun lived and prayed in Quito, Ecuador. Her name was Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres y Berriochoa, a nun of the Conceptionist Order. Our Lady appeared to her asking that a statue … Continue reading

Compassion and Prayers for Haiti

As we witness the unfolding of events in Haiti, we cannot help but be moved to have compassion on and pray for the victims of the recent earthquake in the capital of Port-Au-Prince. The country’s infrastructure is all but destroyed. … Continue reading

The Lesson of Our Lady’s Sword of Sorrow

The concept of Our Lady of Sorrows comes from the prophecy of Simeon who, thirty-three years in advance, foretold to Our Lady that a sword would pierce her heart. This prophecy proves that we can suffer spiritual reversals even when … Continue reading

Fatima and the Necessity of Suffering

Two of the three Fatima seers, Jacinta and Francisco, died young because of the need for victim souls to give necessary fecundity to Our Lady’s plan. Their lives were proof that nothing great is done without suffering. Indeed, suffering helps … Continue reading

The Allure of Lourdes

As I sat down in the train for the final leg of my trip to Lourdes, I could not help but reflect that this was a trip repeated so many times by tens of millions of pilgrims from all over … Continue reading

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