The Transfiguration of Jesus – a Peek Into Our Glorious “Final Form”

Hello dear reader! Anime fans among you can relate to the following situation…the villain of the story has a “final form” that is meant to be the apex of its power. It is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. The only way the hero can overcome such an evil is to find a final form of his […]

The Annunciation and Catholic Mental Health

Editor’s note: this is a reprint from last year, remixed and touched up. Enjoy! “Behold the handmaid of the Lord…” With a few simple words Mary changed the course of her life and the course of human history. But what does it mean to behold something? Webster’s dictionary defines the word “behold” as “to see, […]

Works of Mercy You Can Do Right Now and Why You Should Do Them

Hello dear reader! Pope Francis recently consecrated the world to the Virgin Mary in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This got me thinking about one of the Virgin Mary’s many titles; the Mother of Mercy. Our Lady’s words to St. Brigid of Sweden state this plainly; “I am the Queen of Heaven and the Mother […]

What if You Received the Eucharist for the Last Time

A Guest Post by Bill Snyder Hello dear reader! It gives me great joy to introduce today’s guest blogger, Bill Snyder. Bill is the founder and president of Patchwork Heart Ministries, a ministry seeking to draw the youth of today into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. He also has a podcast named Sewing Hope, […]

What Doubting Thomas Can Teach Us All About Faith and Mental Illness

 The story of Doubting Thomas is one we are all, no doubt, familiar with. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20%3A24-31&version=NIV   Thomas refused to believe the Apostles had seen the resurrected Lord until he could see him with his own eyes and touch him with his own hands.  Imagine the situation the Apostles found themselves in after the Crucifixion. Their […]

Sins Vs Virtues

A Reflection on Christ’s temptations 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread […]