"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: suffering

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Born: October 4, 1922 in Magenta, Italy Died: April 28, 1962 in Monza, Italy Beatification: April 24, 1994 by Pope St. John Paul II – during the Year of the Family Canonized: May 16, 2004 by Pope St. John Paul II. St. Gianna is the first married laywoman to be declared a saint. She is… Read More ›

Pope Francis – Message for Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he… Read More ›

St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

Born: Francis Possenti on March 1, 1838 in Assisi, Papal States (now Italy) Died: Feb. 27, 1862 – at the age of 23, of tuberculosis Feast Day: February 27 Patronage: Students, Youth, Clerics, Seminarians, the region of Abruzzo (in central Italy) ******** The feast day of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother falls during the season… Read More ›

Thank God for migraines!

Several years ago I discovered that I have a really weird allergy – I’m allergic to scents. Things like perfume, lotion, hand sanitizer, and even dryer sheets can really put me over the edge. Within minutes, I get an arc around the right side of my face and begin seeing double. Then comes the throbbing… Read More ›

“Enter Gethsemane” – Homily by Fr. Jerome

In Aramaic, ‘Gethsemane’ means “oil press”…. It is a place that is both an experience and a transformation of being. Our innocence was initially lost in a Garden, the Garden of Eden. It is only fitting that our redemption should likewise commence in a Garden: enter now the Garden of Gethsemane. “Enter the Garden – GETHSEMANE”  PDF… Read More ›

“The Sufferings of the Man of the Shroud” – By Fr. Andrew Dalton LC

Discover what science has revealed to us about the sufferings experienced by the ‘Mysterious Man of the Shroud of Turin’. This presentation will take your Good Friday to a whole other level. 2nd MOS Presentation – “The Sufferings of the Man of the Shroud” by Fr. Andrew Dalton LC from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.

Not the Last Word…

(John 18:1 – 19:42) Jesus’ journey to the Cross was a long one. It began on the day He was born and culminated on Good Friday, the day He died. As He was paraded through the streets of Jerusalem, our Lord suffered every kind of humiliation and indignity. He had been mocked and spat upon,… Read More ›

Closet Catholic

When we bought our oldest daughter a crucifix as a gift last year, she joked that it was time to finally “come out” to her friends at law school. Up to this point, she’d never really let on that she was a practicing Catholic. I get this. It’s a bold statement to say that you’re… Read More ›

As Good As It Gets?

(Matthew 17:1-9) We’re just over a week into Lent now, and at this point I sometimes wonder whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be. Somehow the shine has worn off all those sacrifices that seemed so exciting at the start. And those iPad games that I gave up? I’m having a hard time remembering… Read More ›

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

(Matthew 5:38-48) Have you ever thought how radical it is to be a Christian? This week’s Gospel is a prime example. Jesus says that it’s not enough to love those who love us. We must also love those who annoy us, who offend us, and even those who deeply hurt us. This sounds downright crazy!… Read More ›