Monthly Archives: January 2017

“How To Read Your Way To Heaven” by Vicki Burbach gives you a thorough plan for in depth spiritual reading

I started following the 5 year reading plan laid out in Vicki Burbach’s new book, “How To Read Your Way To Heaven”. The plan guides you through reading both the Holy Bible & Catechism of the Catholic Church in their entirety along with 44 other Catholic books.

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Knights of Columbus Novena for National Unity

Let us pray the Knights of Columbus Novena for National Unity. I know many of us have gotten out of hand with this election cycle, myself included.
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The Donkey in the King Cake


The Donkey that was inside the Galette des Rois (King Cake)

This little donkey was the fève that was hidden in the Galette des Rois we had on the Feast of the Epiphany the other day.

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“Rejoice in the Lord always”


Stained Glass window of Christ calming the Sea at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church in the Bronx, NY

“I call upon You, my God, my mercy, my creator. I had forgotten You, but You held me ever in Your sight.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo

This quote rings so true to me. And it calls to mind my reversion back to my beautiful, glorious Catholic Faith. The Faith in the Triune God which has helped me to realize that joy and suffering are both beautiful & grace filled; and are usually intertwined.

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A Reflection on the Epiphany Reading in “Divine Intimacy”

The end of the Colloqy of today’s reflection in “Divine Intimacy” really hit me. Traditionally, today, January 6th, we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. It is when our Blessed Lord revealed himself to the Magi. Epiphany means revelation or a revealing.

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“Suffering Surrendered to God equals Glory”


I just started to read “Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence” by Raymond Arroyo. And this is the powerful quote by Saint Francis de Sales that Raymond uses to begin the first chapter.

“We need to suffer patiently not only the burden of being ill, but being ill with the particular illness that God wants for us, among the people that He wants us to be with, and with the discomfort that He permits us to experience.” -Saint Francis de Sales

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Happy New Year 2017


Stained glass window of The Blessed Mother & the Child Jesus at Saint Michael’s Friary in Paterson, NJ

Happy New Year 2017 & a Blessed Feast of Mary, Mother of God!
I’ve been very, very lax in upkeeping this blog over the last year.  And for that I am regretful.  I am hoping in this new year to be more engaging on this blog.  Thank you.  And may God bless you today & always.