Following the 3 Pillars of Lent

Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father, who is in Heaven. Matthew 6:1 How’s your Lent going now that it’s about halfway over? If it’s not going as well as you hoped, a good way to get backContinue reading “Following the 3 Pillars of Lent”

Throughout These 40 Days

But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6 I always start Lent zealously, excited for a much-needed season of spiritual renewal. I make grand plans of things to fast from, ways toContinue reading “Throughout These 40 Days”

Charity and Throat Blessings: A Reflection on St. Blaise’s Story

Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6 After Mass on the Feast Day of St. Blaise, priests traditionally bless the throats of parishioners with two white candles. This practice is appropriate because St. Blaise intercedes for those with diseases of the throat.Continue reading “Charity and Throat Blessings: A Reflection on St. Blaise’s Story”