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Three Powerful Lessons from the Blessed Mother

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. For quite some time, I have had a desire to write about my ever growing appreciation and deepening […]

Learning to Love our Blessed Mother

For years I have had a strong desire to write about my ever-growing appreciation and love for the Blessed Mother. Growing up as a Baptist, leaving that church as a teenager and living in a spiritual wasteland until I experienced a significant personal conversion in 2005, I never thought about Mary. Since joining the Catholic Church, I have gone through […]

Making Time for Prayer

Photography © by Paul Johnson

How often does it occur to us to make our prayer lives a priority? Do we even know how to get started? How about if we stop making prayer conform to our day and instead make the day conform to our prayer lives. Not that this is easily done all the time, but it will help to start us off […]

Need Help? Dial 911 for St. Joseph!

I recently ran into a good friend at daily Mass whom I hadn’t seen in awhile, and we lingered outside afterward to catch up on each others’ lives.  While discussing our devotions to various saints, she mentioned that she dedicates every Wednesday to St. Joseph.  She uses a “Spiritual 9-1-1” prayer, based on a devotion advocated by Blessed Teresa of […]

Learning to Love the Blessed Mother

Listen to the podcast by Randy Hain… Ave Maria Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. For quite some time, I have had a desire […]