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"God is not outdone by evil. So, in a time of great evil, God wants to give even greater graces." Mercy is “Love’s second name.” It’s a particular kind of love, a particular mode of love when it encounters suffering, poverty, brokenness, and sin. Divine Mercy is when God’s love ... Read more...
This year has been one of change for our family and perhaps yours as well. Loss of a loved one, new employment, and children graduating from school. What changes are you currently experiencing in your life? Do these changes cause you uncertainty or anxiety?   At such times, we might feel ... Read more...
“When you invoke St. Joseph, you don’t have to say much. Say, “If you were in my place St. Joseph, what would you do? Well, pray for this on my behalf.” ~ St. Andre’ Bessette The month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph, his feast day is celebrated on ... Read more...
“Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary, Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are.” - St. John Bosco  I began my Lenten journey with a well laid plan as to how I was going to “do” Lent this year. I was committed ... Read more...
At St. Francis Borgia we have been focusing on the theme of silence this Lent. An important part of priest’s lives are silent retreats. These extended periods  of silence always help me to refocus my  life. My first silent retreat was quite an experience. I visited New Melleray Abby in ... Read more...
Happy Lent! Yes, I used the word “happy.” We should be especially happy  during fasting and abstinence, as we show  reverence to God and imitate Christ. This  is for our growth, not God’s! Unfortunately, many people see fasting as outdated. I recall a colleague who told me fasting for  one ... Read more...
It is hard for me to remember it now, but for about half my life I wasn’t a  member of the Catholic Church. I was  raised in the Congregational Church.  Religion never played a big part in  my life, and through my late teens  and twenties I only went to ... Read more...
As an adult convert to the Catholic faith, I began going to Eucharistic Adoration before I really  knew what It was, and miraculously  I experienced physical peace gazing  upon Jesus. As I came to know that  Jesus is truly present Body, Blood,  Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist I  experienced ... Read more...
Have you ever heard that you are sacred, that you are something other than this world, that you are royal?    I had the gift of a priest in confession share with me that through my baptism I was made priest, prophet, and king,  or queen, in my case. He went ... Read more...