Living Advent well

By Fr. Angelo Casimiro, MIC 

The Holy Season of Advent has begun!

I remember going to Sunday Mass during Advent as a young boy, waiting in anticipation as a new candle was lit on the Advent wreath each week, because I knew in my heart that Jesus was coming soon as a little baby at Christmas. As a priest, I still look forward to the First Sunday of Advent when we light the first candle which signals the beginning of the Advent season. 

'¡Viva Cristo Rey!'

Blessed Miguel Pro, help us to remember that in the midst of evil, pain, and suffering, we have the special opportunity to show the world God’s wonders.

Divine Mercy 101: What is Divine Mercy?

Mercy presents us with a semantic problem. After all, the word mercy in contemporary English has a very restricted meaning. It is usually used to refer to an act of pardon, as in "Let me off, judge; have mercy" or "He threw himself on the mercy of the court." In the Catholic tradition of theology, however, mercy means far more than just the cancellation of punishment. Far more then that.

The Christmas gift

We invite you to send us your intentions for the 3 Christmas Masses on December 25 at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Click here to have your intentions remembered. 

By Chris Sparks 

Scotland's medieval supermom

St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, seemingly did it all: wife, mother, champion of the poor, Church reformer.

November Remembrance, Reparation, and Thanksgiving

Give thanks for the lives of our forebears, and obtain indulgences, knowing that we are fallen humans descended from fallen humans, and that grace is needed if we are all to meet again in happier circumstances.

Pray for Veterans; Pray for Peace

On Veterans Day, let's honor the service of those who've served our country in the military — and pray for peace.

Martin the Warrior – Martin the Saint

Saint Martin of Tours reflects concretely into our day the virtues of peace and charity. He never compromised on the truth, but was always careful to love the sinner even as he condemned the sin.

First Fridays and First Saturdays

Each First Friday and First Saturday, we must make a Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.