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Stepping on the Serpent: The Journey of Trust with Mary is an engaging meditation upon the short prayer, "Jesus, I Trust in You." Stemming from years of personal prayer and experie... Read more

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Stepping on the Serpent: The Journey of Trust with Mary

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Stepping on the Serpent: The Journey of Trust with Mary, by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, is his debut book. Here he shares his journey of trust with Mary and the inspiration for his book.

The prayer "Jesus, I Trust in You" is a whole program of life. In fact, it's a journey. But we rejoice, because Mary has already walked along this journey of trust, and she walks it again with us!

Life is a continual choice between two paths — trust and distrust. One cannot remain neutral. To choose the journey of trust means we have to step upon the serpent of distrust, because taking a step along this path requires crushing his head. But too often, we are unaware of our enemy, who desires to sow distrust in our hearts and lead us away from Jesus. To advance along our journey, we need to know our companion, Mary. And we need to know our enemy, Satan.

"Jesus, I Trust in You" is the path of trust. And Mary teaches us how to trust in her Son in all our difficulties and trials. She also teaches us how to recognize the temptations of the serpent, to step upon him, and leave him in the dust. Mary accompanies us along this journey, which is none other than the Way of the Cross, leading to the Resurrection and to Heaven.

Saying the prayer, "Jesus, I Trust in You," is easy. Living this prayer, as Mary did, is not so easy. Often, we recite this prayer without knowing what it means nor how to live it in our everyday, ordinary lives. Mary learned though, and as a good Mother, teaches us how to trust and take a step along the path to life, and step upon the serpent who brings distrust and death.





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Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, is the youngest of five. His mother died when he was two years old, and his father died shortly after he graduated high school, leading him to redouble his commitment to trusting in Jesus, The Divine Mercy. Father Thaddaeus has lived and studied in the Philippines, Poland, and Argentina, and has a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the St. John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.

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Cyndi B. - Jan 7, 2018

Fr. Thaddeus' book is the best companion to the Diary of Divine Mercy. When you purchase his book, as you contemplate Trusting in the Divine Mercy, there will be *many pleasant surprises* unveiled to you from heaven.
Jesus asked St. Faustina to write in her Diary of Divine Mercy: There are moments and there are mysteries of the divine mercy over which the heavens are astounded. (1684)
Personally, I've never seen so many miracles happen in my soul as Trusting in the Divine Mercy, as I'm prayerfully reading Stepping on the Serpent: A Journey of Trust with Mary! These miracles are absolutely astonishing! I've never seen anything like this in all my life. There is no one like God. My heart rejoices with St. Faustina as she exclaims: O Lamb of God, I do not know what to admire in You first: Your gentleness, Your hidden life, the emptying of Yourself for the sake of man, or the constant miracle of Your mercy, which transforms souls and raises them up to eternal life. (1584)