St. Paul’s Little Way

 

Rejoice always, pray constantly
and give thanks in all situations,
for this is the will of God
for you in Christ Jesus.” 
(1Thessalonians 5:16)
 

SINCE I wrote you last, our lives have descended into chaos as we have begun the move from one province to another. On top of that, unexpected expenses and repairs have cropped up amidst the usual struggle with contractors, deadlines, and broken supply chains. Yesterday, I finally blew a gasket and had to go for a long drive.Continue reading

Burning Coals

 

THERE is so much war. War between nations, war between neighbours, war between friends, war between families, war between spouses. I am sure every one of you is a casualty in some way of what has taken place over the past two years. The divisions I see between people are bitter and deep. Perhaps at no other time in human history do the words of Jesus apply so readily and on such a massive scale:Continue reading

Surrendering Everything

 

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THIS morning, before rising from bed, the Lord put the Novena of Abandonment on my heart again. Did you know that Jesus said, “There is no novena more effective than this”?  I believe it. Through this special prayer, the Lord brought so much-needed healing in my marriage and my life, and continues to do so. Continue reading

The Poverty of This Present Moment

 

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THERE is something happening that we have to pay attention to, something the Lord is doing, or one could say, allowing. And that is the stripping of His Bride, Mother Church, of her worldly and stained garments, until she stands naked before Him.Continue reading

Simple Obedience

 

Fear the LORD, your God,
and keep, throughout the days of your lives,
all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you,
and thus have long life.
Hear then, Israel, and be careful to observe them,
that you may grow and prosper the more,
in keeping with the promise of the LORD, the God of your fathers,
to give you a land flowing with milk and honey.

(First reading, October 31st, 2021 )

 

IMAGINE if you were invited to meet your favorite performer or perhaps a head of state. You would likely wear something nice, fix your hair just right and be on your most courteous behavior.Continue reading

The Temptation to Give Up

 

Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing. 
(Today’s Gospel, Luke 5:5)

 

SOMETIMES, we need to taste our true weakness. We need to feel and know our limitations in the depths of our being. We need to rediscover that the nets of human capability, achievement, prowess, glory… will come up empty if they are devoid of the Divine. As such, history is really a story of the rise and fall of not only individuals but entire nations. The most glorious cultures have all but faded and the memories of emperors and caesars have all but disappeared, save for a crumbling bust in the corner of a museum…Continue reading

Loving to Perfection

 

THE “now word” that has been simmering in my heart this past week — testing, revealing, and purifying — is a clarion call to the Body of Christ that the hour has come when she must love to perfection. What does this mean?Continue reading

Jesus is the Main Event

Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

 

THERE are so many serious changes unfolding in the world right now that it is almost impossible to keep up with them. Because of these “signs of the times,” I have dedicated a portion of this website to occasionally speaking about those future events that Heaven has communicated to us primarily through Our Lord and Our Lady. Why? Because Our Lord Himself spoke of future things to come so that the Church would not be caught off guard. In fact, so much of what I began writing thirteen years ago is beginning to unfold in real-time before our eyes. And to be honest, there is a strange comfort in this because Jesus already foretold these times. 

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A True Christmas Tale

 

IT was the end of a long winter concert tour across Canada—nearly 5000 miles in all. My body and mind were exhausted. Having finished my last concert, we were now a mere two hours from home. Just one more stop for fuel, and we would be off in time for Christmas. I looked over at my wife and said, “All I want to do is light the fireplace and lie like a lump on the couch.” I could smell the woodsmoke already.Continue reading