You cannot be half a saint! You must be a whole saint or not a saint at at all!
~St Therese of Lisieux

Saint Joseph the Worker          

By Peter Darcy | On May 1, 2020 | No Comments

St. Joseph is the friend and ally of all believers:…

Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 4, 2019 | No Comments

November is the month of All Souls. It is a…

Healer of Sin and Division

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 22, 2019 | No Comments

The Blessed Virgin Mary, known in her litany as Queen…

New Week’s Resolutions: A Better Idea

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 7, 2019 | No Comments

My New Year’s resolution is to make no more New…

How to Memorize the Litany of Loreto

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 5, 2018 | No Comments

Need a challenge for Advent? How about memorizing the Litany…

The Exorcistic Power of Latin in the Latin Church

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 2, 2018 | No Comments

A thousand causative factors have led to the present clerical…

That You May Bear Much Fruit

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 1, 2018 | No Comments

Most everyone knows what it means to bear fruit in…

Our Lady as Spiritual Vessel

By Peter Darcy | On May 10, 2018 | No Comments

For many years I struggled to understand the “vessel” images…

A Mystical Experience in St. Peter’s Basilica

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 7, 2018 | No Comments

There are so many reasons to love Catholicism that I…

Life Hidden in Mystery

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 7, 2018 | No Comments

The Catholic religion is full of mystery — the mystery of…

Five Infallible Ways to Keep the Devil at Bay

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 6, 2018 | No Comments

A pronounced feature of the countryside surrounding the beautiful city…

Advent Lessons From an Old Testament Priest

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 8, 2017 | No Comments

The Scriptures in Advent present us with a number of…

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A Dozen Simons, One Peter

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 30, 2017 | No Comments

Some years ago I walked into a Christian bookstore and…

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Angels – Mysterious Guardians of Body and Soul

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 7, 2017 | No Comments

Angels may have different meanings to different people, but I…

Distinguishing Angels from Demons

By Peter Darcy | On May 4, 2016 | No Comments

Years ago, during a foreign study program in Europe, I…

Athanasius the Exile

By Peter Darcy | On May 2, 2016 | No Comments

Feast Day of St. Athanasius: May 2 An extremely bright…

Centered in the Eucharist

By Peter Darcy | On May 28, 2015 | No Comments

As the Church departs the glorious season of Easter and…

Five Antidotes for Presumption

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 14, 2015 | No Comments

One of the most withering indictments our Lord meted out…

Joseph the Fearless

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments

St. Joseph is an integral part of the story of…

The Glorious “O” Antiphons

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 19, 2014 | No Comments

Despite the fact that we live in an era where…

Surrounded by This Cloud of Witnesses

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 15, 2014 | No Comments

The month of November begins with a blaze of spiritual…

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