This talk was given on March 3rd, 2016 by Fr. Chad Ripperger at St. Anne Catholic Church in Broken Arrow. The talk is on Sin and Repentance. Please feel free to share this talk with others! We would love to hear your feedback as well. Enjoy!  … Read More


Friday After Ash Wednesday I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 3:16–17 My spiritual director… Read More


I’ll be heading into the desert with the Lord for Lent this year on a blogging and social media hiatus..  See you all at Easter!  Thanks for reading! Saints 365 Blog… Read More


I can’t believe Lent is already upon us! Lent is a season of penance. Our goal should be to purify our hearts so we may joyfully celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at Easter, which is the greatest feast of the liturgical year. The saints of the Church are constantly telling us to read good spiritual… Read More


Photo source So you gave up dessert for Lent? Good for you, you wimp! Once upon a time, German monks ate nothing for the entirety of the Lenten fast. No bread, no salad, no fruit—nothing. Beat that. How did they survive, you ask? By imbibing large quantities of heavy, calorie rich beer, of course! Around 700 years ago, German monks in… Read More


For you partake of that last offered cup, Or disappear into the potter’s ground. When the man comes around. -Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around  Yesterday would have been Johnny Cash’s 83rd birthday. In years past, when I was thin enough to fit into it (thanks food binges and booze!) I would wear my black suit on… Read More


Want to drop a V6 engine into your Volkswagen Bug prayer life? Would you like to battle sin and Satan and sabotage like the mighty saints of yore? Then gird your loins, get on your knees, and prepare yourself for Marian Consecration. Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary… Today, Friday, February 20th, is not only… Read More


St. Peter was riding high. Jesus had just asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” While the rest of the disciples stumbled around in confusion, Peter hit a home run. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Then, moments later, Jesus blesses him and entrusts him with the keys of his… Read More


If I had to list my most “successful” Lents I would probably say the following ranked as the top three:The year I gave up shopping and did really well except for the pair of shoes that I bought and hid in my desk at work until Easter so my husband wouldn’t notice them.  I sure… Read More