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

Tag: the cross

“The Motherhood of Holy Mary” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16- 21) “The Motherhood of Holy Mary”  PDF Version Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God 2018 (Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21) Many have claimed that Catholic and Orthodox Christians have profaned the salvific Gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging devotion to the Blessed Virgin… Read More ›

Living with the person who annoys you most

My kids and I were at the doctor’s office the other day, and we couldn’t help but notice the fish tank in the waiting room. Not that the tank was all that exciting, but one big fish kept chasing another smaller fish around, as if they were playing together. At first we were amused, but… Read More ›

“This way…to Heaven!”

(Luke 9: 18-24) Whenever we hear Jesus ask a question, it should make us stop and think, “Why is He asking this?”  For if Jesus is really God, doesn’t He already know the answer?  Yet time and again in the Gospels, we hear Jesus posing questions to His disciples.  It’s part of His teaching style,… Read More ›

“What’s so good about Good Friday?”

(John 18: 1-19:42) My young son’s innocent question made me pause and think about how to explain the events of the day when seemingly only bad things happened – the day that Christ was arrested, beaten, humiliated, and ultimately crucified.  How do you explain that God became man to save us from ourselves – that… Read More ›

“Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope” – A Retreat to the Sisters of the Precious Blood by Fr. Cristino

Meditation 1- “The Cross: Our Vocation” [audio https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/precious-blood-retreat-meditation-1.mp3] Meditation 2- “The Cross & the Evangelical Counsels” [audio https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/precious-blood-retreat-meditation-2.mp3]