This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work

Human Work as Cooperation with God "Now our work does not belong to us wholly. For even n the most personal work we use powers and strength that are given to us by God, the Creator of nature. This work does not belong to us, for its character is not only personal but social as … Continue reading This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work

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Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?

In Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope St. John Paul II proposed a new way of praying the rosary, a contemplative way. These meditations based on this way of praying are a little different than ones that may be traditionally used, but they are full of new insights and stir up the flame of love within hearts. Since … Continue reading Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?

Mortal Sins are Hard to Commit because God is so Merciful

The story of the woman caught in adultery (cf. John 8:1-11) always filled me with a glorious hope. She was caught literally in the act of adultery, witnesses dragged her to the temple where Jesus was, and they asked for the punishment proscribed by Mosaic Law. The elders and everyone else who dragged that woman … Continue reading Mortal Sins are Hard to Commit because God is so Merciful

The Blessing and Curse of Being Finely Attuned to Sound

The first time I can remember making my first major auditory-visual connection like these was when I was six years old. My class was learning how to pray the Rosary. Our first grade classroom had the fluorescent lights switched off but the window blinds open so that it was dark and calming. We sat in … Continue reading The Blessing and Curse of Being Finely Attuned to Sound