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He Grants our Deepest Desires

He Grants our Deepest Desires

Reflection by Sister Meredith of Christ Crucified, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! By God’s grace, I will soon be professing my final vows to our Lord Jesus Christ, binding myself to be poor, chaste, and obedient forever. I couldn’t ask for anything more!...

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

A mother’s heart knows the meaning of suffering, especially when she is faced with the suffering of her child. Yet, our Lady of Sorrows shows us that the darkest moments in our lives can become great moments of hope in God’s goodness. Mary’s faith in God’s graciousness transformed her sorrow into hope. Her motherly heart answers our suffering with love.

Look on the Star, Look to Mary

Look on the Star, Look to Mary

Have you ever experienced inner turmoil and not known who to turn to for help? Look to the Star, look to Mary, our gracious Mother. She knows how to calm the storms of our minds and hearts by bringing them to her Son.

The Secrets of Your Grandmother’s Rosary

The Secrets of Your Grandmother’s Rosary

This is the faith that she passed to my mother, who in turn passed it on to me. And so goes the chain of faith, like the chain of the rosary that links our souls to God. Faithful pilgrims on the journey know that the road of life can be rough, yet what tender links of gospel love we finger upon each bead. A grateful heart I lift to God for the witness of my grandmother’s rosary.