the Saints

The Beautiful Truth

Dear Roses, Not surprisingly, the following quote from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, (Edith Stein), took my thoughts to The Song of Songs. “If the love of Christ lives in us, then we do as He did and seek after the lost sheep. Natural love seeks to possess the beloved entirely and as far as possible not to share him. Christ came to win back lost mankind for the Father; whoever loves with His love will want people for God and not for himself.” This is one very distinct difference between natural love and the spousal love of the Bridegroom. Like the Bride of The Song, a soul in love with Jesus cannot and does not want to keep Him all for herself! She desires that all the maidens follow her in His footsteps and taste of His love that is better than wine. It is a holy contradiction that w...[Read More]

Heavenly Warrior on the Battlefield of the Internet

“Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness. . . . They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus . . . . So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped.” (Lumen Gentium) Nearly six years ago when I began seeing Father Michael Stalla for spiritual direction, he suggested a spiritual practice that is still very dear to me. At the time I was suffering from chronic pain and complex PTSD. Everything was difficult, including praying. He began teaching me about the communion of saints and how we have an army of heavenly friends ready and willing to help us in all our needs. He suggeste...[Read More]

How St. Therese Helped Save My Life

How This Powerful Intercessor Helped Saved My Life

Awakening to the Spiritual Senses

De explores the spiritual senses, senses given to us by God to help us come to know that which is spiritual in nature, most especially, God Himself.

A Map for Life’s Journey

De guides us in discovering the pathway through times of desolation with St. Ignatius.

At Home…in Nazareth

Allow the Holy Family's homestead of perfect love to become your interior homestead. At any moment of the day we can rest interiorly, in the presence of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We are welcome in their home.

Your Heart is My Home

The family of the Holy Trinity desires that we create a spiritual home within our hearts where They may abide. What comfort and joy this brings to our troubled souls to know that we have a true home deep within us that as St. Catherine of Siena said we are to carry with us always. Wherever we may go, whatever the atmosphere we must live in, we can always be at home with Jesus.

Keep Your Eyes on Me

He is calling us to Him, one step at a time. We can eagerly take each step trusting that He is worth the risk and will catch us if we fall.