Category Archives: Encouragement

Heavenly Fusion

  As a child in the primary grades, during every early October, preceding the Columbus Day holiday, I would join classmates in artistically recreating and labeling the three ships on which Christopher Columbus and his mates sailed to the New … Continue reading

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Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Tepeyac

[In 2014, Charlie invited us to pray two novenas most precious to him and while pondering his piece, “Preparing for a Pregnant Advent,” I have been thinking of how powerful it would be for us to, again, pray these novenas … Continue reading

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Musings of Hope and Exhortation

(I asked our own Phillip Frank to write a piece to hearten us in these days in which, as he says, the world has gone mad. Phil has recently been through a season of personal storms. About the time Hurricane … Continue reading

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In All Seasons, the New Springtime Blooms

(My maternal, German grandmother, “Nanny,” who resided in a one room apartment, needing to walk across a hallway for her bathroom needs, lived simplicity and LOVE. When her mobility became more restricted, she prayed a bountiful number of Rosaries for … Continue reading

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Akita – Tears of Heaven

[Last Friday, I shared excerpts from Msgr. Pope’s recent blog piece which included passages from the messages of Our Lady of Akita. (The complete set of messages can be found here.) In the above photo, the statue which has been exquisitely … Continue reading

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God Can Make a Way out of No Way

(We know how timely is the writing of Msgr. Charles Pope. His piece from last week, on October 3rd, struck a chord – fff, fortississimo style – for all around us we see that people are carrying heavy burdens. In … Continue reading

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We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

  Please remember the announcement posted today: Charlie will be in Lake Charles, Louisiana Sunday for an informal visit. There will be a home gathering at 5009 E. St. Charles Ave, Lake Charles at 2 p.m. on Sunday that is open … Continue reading

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The Storm’s Raging; Come, Rest in Our Shelter

We’re here. As Hurricane Irma makes her way through the seas, on the heels of Harvey, and as the western and northwestern states are ablaze, we’re here for one another, human shelter, extending encouragement and solace, sharing burdens and offering … Continue reading

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Life’s Raging Storms

Constance Hull, over at Catholic Exchange, has written a piece upon which to reflect and you can read the full article here. Thanks to our reader, Rosalie, for bringing it to our attention. Before I share some excerpts, I have an … Continue reading

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What DOES It Mean to Trust God?

Monsignor Charles Pope has released another gem for consideration. It is I who have sought permission to reprint his articles and he allows this without supporting the prophetic elements at this site. Msgr. Pope’s blog is here should you wish to … Continue reading

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