☧ This time, we're going to look at one of the most powerful prayers of our faith, The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel. The origin of this prayer is somewhat foreboding and gives us a clear picture of the urgency for our need to understand spiritual warfare. For those who may not know, or … Continue reading The Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
☧ This place is simply incredible. I have no idea how I have gone so much time without knowing about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but I'm glad I have found out about it. The church is built on what is widely accepted to be the geographic location of the last four stations of … Continue reading Church of the Holy Sepulchre
☧ I've never been a huge fan of podcasts, but a couple of months ago, my coworker suggested that I try out this podcast called "Catholic Stuff You Should Know". I poked around the website a bit, but I found that I had no idea where to start. At the time I first discovered it, … Continue reading Catholic Stuff You Should Know – Where to Start
☧ Let's do a quick biography of a man who is possibly one of my favorite martyrs. Saint Lawrence of Rome was a deacon under Pope Sixtus II in a time of widespread persecution of Christians by the Roman Emperor, Valerian. In an attempt to discourage lay people and to put an end to the Church, … Continue reading St. Lawrence
☧ Lord God, you lift us up in all ways; to you we place our trust and devotion. Though we are fallen, you never cease to welcome us back into your love. Though we grow weary, you give us strength to carry on. Though we tire of seeking forgiveness for our transgressions, you never tire … Continue reading Prayer 1
☧When I was in college, I took an Art History class as part of my "gen.-ed.", or core curriculum. We covered this painting in that class and I did what I had done with every other old painting we talked about; I memorized its title - "The Calling of Saint Matthew", I memorized who painted … Continue reading The Calling of St. Matthew
☧ Now let's be clear; we are not tackling the topic of "What it Means to Be Catholic". In this post, we're going to perform an analysis of the word "Catholic". Let's start with a brief etymology of the word, then we'll move into a question posed by a Jesuit priest which will be answered … Continue reading What does “Catholic” Mean?
☧ Welcome. That's a welcome to both you and me. I haven't ever blogged before so you'll have to bear with me as I figure out what I'm doing here. This site is meant to be a collection of thoughts, prayers, memories, stories, jokes (most likely puns), and whatever else happens to make it onto … Continue reading First blog post