Anyone that reads my blog with frequency understands that I am a big fan of Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. In the nine years of writing on this […]
On Easter Sunday, the Blessed Sacrament visited our home
Yesterday morning, just as we were finishing up live-streaming an Easter Sunday Mass, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the most precious Blessed Sacrament visited our home. We were one of the first […]
Happy Easter from Tom Perna!
HE IS RISEN!! HAPPY EASTER!! “To behold the risen Christ was an experience that burst the bounds of the ordinary.” — Romano Guardini “Jesus’ Resurrection was about breaking out into an entirely […]
The Resurrection of the Lord
Dear family and friends, Happy Easter! Christ is Risen…Alleluia! He is risen indeed! I pray that this Holy Week was a blessed one and that this Easter morning is equally blessed as […]
“Mondays with Mary” – Pope Saint John Paul II, Regina Caeli, and Easter Monday
Now that we have entered the Easter Season, the Marian antiphon that is proper to chant during this time is the Regina Caeli. The antiphon replaces the more common chanted Angelus, which […]
HAPPY EASTER…CHRIST IS RISEN!!
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on […]
God raised up Jesus on the third day and granted that he be seen, not by all, but only by such witnesses as had been chosen beforehand by God — by us […]
“Mondays with Mary” – The Easter Homily of Melito of Sardis
Melito of Sardis is considered an early church apologist. The word, apology, comes from the Greek term, apologia, which means, “to defend.” He gave a defense of Christianity sometime around the year […]
CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! HAPPY EASTER! ALLELUIA!
CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! PRAISE BE JESUS CHRIST NOW AND FOREVER! AMEN! ALLELUIA! I would like to wish all of my readers, Facebook followers, Twitter followers, and those in […]
“Mondays with Mary” – The Regina Caeli
During the Easter Season, which runs from Holy Saturday to the Sunday following Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), the Regina Caeli is one of the four seasonal antiphons that should be chanted or recited […]
HE IS RISEN!
HE IS RISEN! PRAISE BE JESUS CHRIST NOW AND FOREVER! AMEN! ALLELUIA! I would like to wish all of my readers, Facebook followers, and Twitter followers a very blessed and sacred Easter […]
5 Quotes on Pentecost from Pope St. John Paul II
Today, Pentecost Sunday is the day we celebrate the birth of the Catholic Church. From this day when the Holy Spirit enkindled the hearts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Apostles, […]
Easter Eggs or Everlasting Life?
Do we even have to think about this? HE IS RISEN! PRAISE BE JESUS CHRIST NOW AND FOREVER! AMEN! ALLELUIA!
Pentecost, Playing with Fire, and the New Evangelization
In the 1991 film, Backdraft, there is a scene when Robert De Niro’s character asks Donald Sutherland’s character (an imprisoned pyromaniac), “what do you want to do to the whole world Ronald”, […]
Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ
Then [Jesus] opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and […]
In the Roman Rite, today many people are celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday. Blessed John Paul II confirmed the visions that St. Faustina reported having of our Lord Jesus Christ, which at first […]
“The Historical and Transcendent Event”
“Christ is risen from the dead! Dying, he conquered death; To the dead, he has given life.” […]