The church celebrates the Feast of St. Philip Neri on May 26. I was delighted to discover a treasure chest of his maxims here, which has only stirred up an interest in this unique saint. I read this great post about the Oratory which St. Philip Neri founded and their unique charisms, which led me… Read More


St. Padre Pio’s Secret to Holiness by Fr. Mike Schmitz:   Want to learn more about St. Padre Pio? St. Padre Pio’s 5 Point Rules of Life Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You.… Read More


A great book on the Incorruptibles – “The Incorruptibles: A Study of the Incorruption of the Bodies of Various Catholic Saints and Beati” by: Joan Carroll Cruz Another interesting read here and here The incorrupt body of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, wax portraiture over bone, San Crisogono, Rome. (All photos: Elizabeth Harper)   The wax effigy… Read More


 2016 New Year Resolution: Find out the Quickest, Surest, Easiest Way to become a saint True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin is one of the greatest and most celebrated books ever written about Our Lady. Praised by popes, mystics and theologians, this profound and powerful book presents Mary as the essential and infallible key to the heart of… Read More


Tonight Relics of St. Charbel Makhluf at St. Therese Maronite Church! As part of a tour of all Maronite churches in the US, the major relics of St. Charbel Makhluf  will come to St. Therese Mronite Church, 8315 S. 107th E. Ave., tonight November 17th. Here is the schedule of events: NOVEMBER 17TH 5pm: Exposition… Read More


Learn more about St. John Damascene St. John Damascene: The Holy Spirit and the Eucharist “We were therefore given a birth by water and Spirit: I mean, by the holy baptism: and the food is the very bread of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who came down from heaven6. For when He was about to… Read More


I love the saints.  I know – shocker – right?  You have probably guessed as much already. The Solemnity of All Saints Day is one of my favorite celebrations of the Church’s calendar – like a big party for all of my heavenly friends. I am so inspired by reading the lives of the saints, and find… Read More


Trying to name a “Top 10 Quotes” from a Church Doctor isn’t really fair to St. Teresa or the reader. Her writings on spirituality were so rich and profound, all of her writings could be labeled as “Top 10”.  But we will try … Here we go! (Comment on Facebook if we missed one of… Read More