Stop crossing your fingers

Stop crossing your fingers and hoping.
Start folding your hands and praying.
To often we "wish" and "hope" for things to go our way.
The Lord Jesus gives us a different path to follow. And that path is him.
Do you have a big decision that needs to be made? Are you struggling to find a new direction for your life?
If so...
"Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!"
(Psalm 24:7)

Wife, Mother, Widow, Nun.

St. Rita of Cascia is one of my favorite saints. No, not just because she’s the patroness of impossible causes. More so because she exemplifies what it means to give one’s life fully to Christ.

It would be impossible to list everything about her life here––though we could ask her intercession (see what I did there?), so I want you to read her story instead.

Things don’t always go the way we plan them. In fact, sometimes things go the complete opposite.

St. Rita teaches us to never lose hope, knowing it’s about God’s will rather than our own.

Realizing this is the first step. Living it is the last.

St. Rita, pray for us.

You need to know this man

You know the story, but do you know the replacement?

One of the twelve (Judas) betrayed Jesus.

That left eleven.

And that’s where a saint steps in.

St. Matthias was a disciple from the beginning. And like so many others died professing the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

He was chosen to lead. And many followed.

Today, the Church honors St. Matthias as an apostle of Jesus Christ. A model of conviction and witness to hope.

Get to know him in your prayer and let his example guide us to Christ.

St. Matthias, pray for us.

Friends be confident in Christ's mercy and love.

Don't forget!

After his mother died St. John Paul II knelt in front of a statue of our Lady and asked her to be his mother now.
St. Therese of Lisieux said Mary is "more mother than queen."
Blessed Mother Teresa would direct anyone who was distressed to say the prayer, "Mary, Mother of Jesus, be a mother to me now" commenting later that the prayer has never failed her.
Appearing to St. Faustina Mother Mary once said she is not only the queen of heaven, "but the Mother of Mercy."
Pope Francis repeatedly entrusts the whole Church to "our mother" Mary as our protection and guide to her Son.
This Sunday, as you celebrate the life of your earthly mother, don't forget to celebrate the life of your heavenly mother, thanking Jesus for sharing her with you and all the world.