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The Saint Peregrine Novena, Cancer, and a Miracle

The Saint Peregrine Novena, Cancer, and a Miracle

As a victim of breast cancer, in blessed remission for thirteen years, the fresh diagnosis (or recurrence) of a friend strikes cold fear in my heart. Once you are a part of the cancer club, your life is never quite the same. Fortunately, the grace of faith was given to me. I also have a husband who is part knight...

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Easter: Joyful Beginning
or Disappointing Letdown?

Easter joy is the culmination of a Lent filled with prayer, sacrifice, and giving. Yet we sometimes feel let down, as if we had reached our goal and now it is all over. Instead, we need to use each Lenten season and Easter Octave as a means of continually strengthening our resolve to live as the children of God.

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Unanswered Prayer: A Gift From God

Prayer often finds us requesting favors from God – our wants, needs, and desires. As a good Father, however, God often denies our requested gifts. He knows what we need. With the virtues of Faith, Wisdom, and Fortitude we will find that Our Father God really does know best. Sometimes unanswered prayers are the best gift of all.

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Society Left Morality…And the Devil Smiled

One of the best commentaries I have seen, about what is going wrong with society today, is a transcript of the Todd Starnes radio show. His list of cause and effect can be read like the timeline of past generations. Each new entry – lack of truth – read relativism, God removed from school, porn and the resulting broken families,...

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Petulant Children of God Seeking Patience

“The virtue of patience is the one which most assures us of perfection.” -St. Francis de Sales Patience, where have you gone? I’m trying so hard to find you as this dear little one settles down for a nap, but his incessant whimpering for ‘mama’ is difficult to ignore. All of my tried and true tactics go unanswered. Enduring silence,...