The Pilgrim's Journey

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

R RLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, Spiritual Reflections

The world is full of trials.  Some are natural.  Some are man-made.  We cannot go it alone.  On this Solemnity of the Assumption, may the Blessed Mother intercede on our behalf. (Photos from theguardian.com and other sources) On November 1, 1950, in his Apostolic Constitution, Munificentissimus Deus (MD), Pope Pius XII solemnly defined the dogma … Read More

A Pilgrimage of Love

R RLast Updated: August 6th, 2014Spiritual Reflections

“Heaven is a city on a hill, hence we cannot coast into it; we have to climb,” so says the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Heavenly citizenship is possible because of Catholicism. Catholicism is not a philosophy, an academic enterprise, or a library of rules. Catholicism is the interaction of love between God and man, the … Read More

9 days in heaven

R RLast Updated: July 15th, 2014Holy Land, Spiritual Reflections, Uncategorized

  As we race towards sunrise and the Holy Land at 611 miles per hour, my mind races between my worries about changes at work and the wondrous sites that will be seeing over the next nine days.    9 Days later   This week everything about having been in the Holy Land is beginning … Read More