The Passionists, the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, is beginning the celebration of their third centenary. It was from 21 November 1720 that Saint Paul of the Cross begin writing his holy rule. I have been on retreat in these days, and it has been very fruitful. Those who have been following my […]Read More Retreat and Fruits
Dear Blessed Mother, lend me your heart. I look for it each day to pour my troubles into. Saint Gemma First Saturday devotions: click HERE.Read More First Saturday: November 2020
On his feast day, I visited the chapel which holds the relic of the heart of St. Charles Borromeo, here in Rome. His episcopal motto was: humilitas. Let us be inspired to pray: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine. For devotions to the Sacred Heart for First Friday: click […]Read More First Friday: November 2020
In a letter responding to a religious sister undergoing sufferings as to console her, in 1721, Paul of the Cross wrote the following: O sweet troubles, treasured tokens of the Sacred Heart of our spouse, Jesus Christ! Whoever loves Jesus seeks nothing else but suffering. I am consoled to know that you are one of […]Read More Dies Natalis of St. Paul of the Cross
Today (the 18th) is the Transitus of St. Paul of the Cross — the day of his death. Tomorrow is one of the days kept as his feast. Following upon the Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alocoque I wanted to provide quotes in St. Paul of the Cross’s writings on the Sacred Heart. These quotes […]Read More Transitus of St. Paul of the Cross
I haven’t been very active on here this last month. As I stated earlier in the summer, I have been working intensely on the Catena Aurea: Sunday Gospels project. I am back in Europe, it was a bit difficult to get back — as official Italian documents don’t look SO official outside of the country. […]Read More Our Lady of Sorrows
Prayer to Our Lady after Holy Communion Most Holy Lady, Mother of God, light of my darkened soul, my hope, my protection, my refuge, my comfort and my joy, I am grateful that you have enabled me, unworthy as I am, to partake of the most pure Body and precious Blood of Your Son. You […]Read More Happy Feast of the Assumption!
Saint Philomena has been a special patroness for me during my discernment. I owe a lot to her and need to seek her assistance even more. Saint Philomena, pray for us! The Litany of Saint Philomena composed by Saint John Vianney: Lord,have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord,have mercy on us. Christ hear us.Christ, […]Read More Happy Feast of Saint Philomena!
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us! My devotion to the Sacred Heart certainly increased when I began to go to the Traditional Mass. My parish has a holy hour every Thursday evening and on First Friday of every month a Solemn or Sung Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart […]Read More First Friday: August 2020
11 years ago today. I was just entering seminary, fresh out of high school. The annual retreat of the seminarians of the diocese had just finished and we, seminarians, were leading a day-retreat of other young men interested in the diocesan priesthood. It was a long and tiring day. I was driving home on a […]Read More This is my Beloved Son…