ENCOURAGE-MENT FROM SAINT MOTHER THERESA OF CALCUTTA
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/bible/Romans/5:12 www.usccb.org/bible/readings/bible/luke/12:35 In Sunday’s gospel, Luke implores us, with the story of the crooked judge and the old woman, that prayer must be persistent and pleading. We must truly want what we ask God for, be almost obsessive about it. Today, in the holy word once again Luke ruminates on Read More
When I was leading the worst sort of existence – diseased, promiscuous, and self-destructive – my father (who I hated) placed my life in the hands of St. Joseph (who I also loathed.) Since I was a kid – my dad kept a strong devotion to St. Joseph – like Read More
When following God’s Law in regard to the Catholic teaching regarding same-sex attraction, the sin of acting upon it and the misguided thoughts of gay marriage we think we are being persecuted, hung out to dry by society who turns its back on God. Today we have the memorial of Read More
I stumbled across this while surfing social media and thought it was very pertinent to our ministry. Additionally, the fact that this was published on the feast of Christianity’s Bad Boy himself St. Augustine, just made it even more meaningful.
Note to all panicking parents: Jesus never turned one away. In the story of Jairus, Jesus made the father’s prayer his top priority. He heeded the concern in the parent’s heart. He will do the same for ours. After all, our kids were His kids first. “Don’t you see that Read More
The superior general of the Society of Jesus said Aug. 21 that the devil is a symbol, but not a person. The devil, “exists as the personification of evil in different structures, but not in persons, because is not a person, is a way of acting evil. He is not a Read More
Today is the feast day of St. Pope Pius X. What resonated most with me from his impressive his work is his stance against MODERNISM. He called it a modern day heresy. It speaks to what we in EnCourage face as we try to live our lives by our Catholic Faith. Read More