After the events of the life of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, few divine interventions have had a more profound effect on human history as the appearance of Our Lady in Mexico City to Saint Juan Diego. Yet she came so tenderly and personally: such is Mary’s way! Faced with an impossible situation, she was able to open a new path that others could not imagine!
Viva Cristo Rey! Long Live Christ the King! For a long time this rallying cry has lifted the spirits of Christians in our journey through history, especially at times of persecution.
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Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez came up to bat. The pitcher tossed a fastball right down the middle of the plate in Alex’s sweet spot. What amazed me was the ease and fluidity with which he swung the bat and hit the home run right out of the park. I could not have accomplished such a feat in one hundred years!
We recall our childhood experience of sitting with our parents or grandparents listening to stories of Guardian angels protecting and guiding us, and learning bedtime prayers like this one: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love, commits me here, ever this day, be on my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen!
The Gospel of Luke is considered the Gospel of women. Luke presents most episodes emphasizing the relationship of Jesus with women. The novelty is not only in the presence of the women around Jesus but also in His attitude concerning them.
We are completing a monumental week for mothers who shaped great saints. There is Blanche of Castile, the mother of King Saint Louis IX of France. Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine. And the third amazing mother I'll leave anonymous until the end.