12-12-12 and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe who is patroness of the unborn and also the patroness of all the Americas. Today is a really cool date because it is 12/12/12. Today the Pope got going with his new twitter account. I read most of the responses are crass, crude and even obscene. God bless Pope Benedict XVI for his efforts. Dear Lord, thank You for the example of the Virgin Mary; thank You for her prayers for the unborn and for all the Americas. Please help all those who love You to honor Your mother properly. … Continue reading

Favorite Saints and Why They Are Favorites

Over at A Mother’s Place… she posted the question, “Who are your favorite Saints?”  and I have so many, then she asked, “Why are these your favorites?” and I realized this was a good blog topic. So here we go: St. Teresa of Avila and St. Edith Stein are favorites from my time studying Carmelite writings and being in formation as a Lay Carmelite.  It turned out to not be my path, at least not at this time of my life, and I came away with a deeper understanding of some incredible Saints and Doctors of the Church, a reverence … Continue reading

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary–recommendation

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is a wonderfully orthodox school for the development of priests who know the Extraordinary form of the Mass and have studied in great depth the truths of our Faith and are prepared to give sound homilies. This is the seminary for the English speaking members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter which was established by Blessed John Paul II in the year 1988.  The training the men receive from the fraternity is highly orthodox, along the lines of St. Thomas Aquinas, and incorporates Vatican II properly. For someone seeking a place worthy of donations … Continue reading