How We Can Lose Our Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July How We Can Lose Our Freedom “We need to remember two simple facts.  In practice, no law and no constitution can protect religious freedom unless people actually believe and live their faith – not just at home or in church, but in their public lives.  But it’s also true that no one …

Add Your Prayers For Religious Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July Witnesses to the Gospel! Today is the second day of the Fortnight for Freedom. How are you participating? First and foremost, pray! Then educate yourself on the threats to our basic right to live out our faith in every facet of our lives, public and private. Our faith is not just for …

Fortnight For Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight, News

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July At a difficult moment in the history of this country, a great American, Abraham Lincoln, spoke of a special need at that time: “that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom”. A new birth of freedom is repeatedly necessary: freedom to exercise responsibility and generosity, freedom to meet …

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

The Blessed Sacrament, therefore, becomes the orbit, becomes the center, the very core, the alpha and omega of our spiritual life. We do not have to search for God; God is with us, Emmanuel.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

We have to be aflame with love of God, to be burning bushes in the desert of the naturalism of the world around us today.  We have to be lost in God if we are to be successful searchers for those who are lost in the world.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

O Sapientia!  It is consoling to know that Thou Who art divine, infinite Wisdom, would not have chosen the priesthood unless it was capable of, and would de facto, deliver through the centuries the fulfillment of Your Divine Plan of Merciful Love.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

Be engaged in reparation.  Be a chalice lifted in reparation. There is a chalice lifted every moment somewhere in the world.  Raise your own – in reparation – in union with the Precious Blood.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

What makes a host a Host? The giving totally of its substance to become the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Advent Reflection: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

A Handmaid Advent

I recommend you to meditate from time to time on the eyes of the Mother of God. Those eyes rest upon us day by day, hour by hour, for it is a mother’s privilege and duty to watch over her little ones, to watch over her sons and daughters, and now from high heaven She watches over the world and …

Advent Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent

A Handmaid Advent

Oh dear children, every soul is a candle, every soul in the whole world is a candle….  Let them burn cheerfully with an unsmoking flame, which is a symbol of a simple intention a pure intention of the glory of God.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

The figure of the river bearing us onwards is beautiful and true: we are all being borne into the ocean of Eternity.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

A good religious must be silent lest you interfere with Jesus speaking to a soul; silent in reparation for all the unkind things being said in the world; silent in reparation for all the terrible blaspheming; silent in adoration.