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Daily Thoughts

Daily Thoughts

A Passing Prayer Tell me if you have had this experience:  You are driving along in your nice, new car with the heater on, comfortable, fed and nicely groomed. In your periphery vision you see a man on the sidewalk and you turn your head and focus on him as you . . . Read […]

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Blessed Luke Belludi

Blessed Luke Belludi

Blessed Luke Belludi began his religious path when he was 20. At that time, he was received into the Franciscan Order in Padua, Italy. It was the year 1220 A.D. Luke became Saint Anthony’s companion in his ministry travels. He also took care of Anthony during his final days on earth. After Anthony died, Luke […]

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Saint Samantha

Saint Samantha

Saint Samantha is a Celtic saint born in 739 A.D.  She had an important influence on the Celtic Christian Community.  Her more formal name is St. Samthann of Clonbroney. Samantha was the foster child of a man named Cridan who was an Irish king.  He had arranged a marriage to an Irish nobleman, but Samantha […]

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

As a convert to Catholicism, I began my education on the Church’s Marian doctrines and miracles. On Tuesday of this week, I attended a special Mass and devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. At the devotion was a beautiful icon of Mary and Jesus. In studying it, I could see how Our Lady in […]

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