Sister Caterina, The Pope & a Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Through the parted curtains leading to the sanctuary, Father Morelli could see Sister Caterina standing there. An hour ago he had done the weekly midday Mass and after the visitors had left, he remained there at the altar, praying and thanking God for helping him to get through the service. …

Behold, Your Savior and King

“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,A colt, the foal of a donkey’” - Matthew 21:5, NKJV What an exciting time this was for the people and disciples when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. People were spreading their clothes on the road while others …

God Has Done Great Things

Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!  You who stand in the house of the Lord, In the courts of the house of our God,  Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant (Psalm 135:1-3, NKJV) Image by Masterfile Bless the Lord, o my soul and all that is within, bless His holy …

Malcolm’s Story

Image by iStock I'm a single father because my wife, Keisha died in hospital. This shouldn't have happened. Keisha should still be alive and here with our son, Byron and me. Shortly after Keisha gave birth to Byron, I noticed that the fluid in her Foley catheter, the thin tube inserted in patients to drain …

Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

Trust in the Lord

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call - Psalm 20:7, 9 In times of trouble, we call on the Lord who will answer us and send help. He will strengthen us. It is He who delivers us from our …

Monifa’s Ordeal is Over

Monifa sat there, her mind still reeling from her horrific ordeal. They had kept her overnight at the hospital for observation but that morning the Doctor had discharged her, saying that she was fine. She was waiting now in the parking lot of the parish for Mrs. Wisenthal. Even though she was no longer in …

A Family Crisis

Joel was relaxing on the sofa in the den watching a video when the phone rang. He paused the video and reaching over, he grabbed the extension. It was Matt. "Hello, Matt." "Hi, Joel, are you busy?" His brother asked. "No. Nothing going on here except Quick casseroles and inky obstacles." "Pardon?" "Kira's busy in …

Her Costly Act of Kindness

Imagine getting burned at the stake for kindness. Well, this was what happened to Elizabeth Gaunt. Those who looked upon the old woman knew her as a kind Christian who helped the poor and exiles. However, this was at a time in England and all over the world when those who held independent religious views …

Our Substitute

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having …

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