The Smoldering Candle



All through Christmas, this interior “vision” I had eight years ago has been on my heart, confirmed in a multitude of ways. We are living, and going to live it, in a very profound and real manner in the days to come.

It is a “prologue” to my next writing, and so I encourage you to read it—a living parable of our times…


The truth appeared like a great candle lighting the whole world with its brilliant flame. —St. Bernadine of Siena


A POWERFUL image came to me… an image that carries both encouragement and warning.

Those who have been following these writings know that their purpose has been specifically to prepare us for the times which lay directly ahead of the Church and world. They are not so much about catechesis as calling us into a safe Refuge.

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