As the Church prepares to celebrate her birthday – the great Feast of Pentecost, here are a few of my favorite quotes and prayers.  Please feel free to pin and share on Social Media (of course, tell ’em where you got ’em).  -1-This quote is the opening portion of a beautiful prayer to be recited… Read More


So far we have talked about Our Lord Jesus’ Heroic Minute, and the Proverbs 31 woman’s Heroic Minute.  Today, I’d like to turn our attention to one of favorite saint’s Heroic Minute: Saint John Paul II. If anyone exemplified living out the Heroic Minute it was JPII. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who served as the Pope’s… Read More


The opening of the Holy Door is a traditional part of the inauguration of a Jubilee year. Check out this video of Pope Francis opening the Holy Door at St. Peter’s on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The act of opening the door is rich… Read More


I have always had a love/hate relationship with Christmas.  All the anticipation and preparation seems to be unwrapped, eaten and over in a flash and all that is left the day after Christmas is a mess of strewn gifts, bits of wrapping paper and indigestion. What should just be the beginning of the season of Christmas… Read More


Bucket lists.  You know what I’m talking about right?  Bucket lists are those wish lists that we have tucked away in the back of our minds of all the crazy things we want to accomplish before we die.  Things like climbing Mount Everest, winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest, and going over Niagara Falls… Read More


Today the church celebrates the feast of St. Pope John Paul II. If anyone exemplified living out the Heroic Minute it was he. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who served as the Pope’s personal secretary, devotes an entire chapter in his memoirs A Life with Karol: My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope to the Holy… Read More


-1-This quote is the opening portion of a beautiful prayer to be recited during the Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost. The line “with the power of a mighty wind” has always given me pause. By inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives, things will never be the same.  A… Read More


The Church celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the Canonizations of Sts. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XIII – here are some of my reflections on that beautiful Mass. 4:00AM. I grimaced when the alarm went off. I’m an early riser, generally up and at my desk by 5:30AM, but 4:00AM on a Sunday… Read More


The theme of Saints 365 is the church’s universal call to holiness. Pope John Paul II not only lived out this call through the radical holiness of his own life, but also challenged and encouraged the world to become saints! Below are 7 powerful quotes on holiness from Saint John Paul the Great! -1-“Dear young people, the… Read More


Narrowing down the lessons taught by Saint John Paul the Great to a mere 7 is a nearly impossible task. These are the 7 things that have most touched me – please feel free to share how he has impacted your life in the comments below!— 1 —Do not be afraid.”Brothers and sisters, do not… Read More