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Septuagesima Sunday - Coming on January 31st - 2021 - Are You Getting Ready to Get Ready for Lent?

Find out how to better prepare for and know the fullness of the graces of Lent through the timeless tradition of the Gesima Sundays.

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Forgive us, Father - Novena of Reparation for Sins against the Eucharist

Dear Apostoli Viae Friends and Family, Please join me in an important novena of reparation which will begin on Sunday, January 24th (feast of St. Francis de Sales) and end on Tuesday, February 2nd (feast of the Presentation of the Lord). To kick off this novena, I will lead a panel discussion this Sunday at 3:00 PM Central time with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski and Dr. Janet Smith on the topic of u...

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Is it God's will for me to receive the Covid vaccine?

Is it God's will for me to receive the covid vaccine?

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I Am NOT Alone in the World

One of my favorite things to do during Christmas is to watch, read, or listen to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I love to see how Ebenezer Scrooge goes from being the meanest miser in London to being a grateful, generous, and loving man. I love knowing that someone like Scrooge, whose nasty behavior was so egregious, his name became a byword for misanthropy and stinginess, can change...

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Seeking God in Experience - St. John of the Cross - Spiritual Canticle 1:12

Seeking the experience of God will always eventually result in confusion, disillusionment, and even loss of faith.

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Praying the O Antiphons

Today, the Church enters into the Greater Ferias, the seven days before Christmas Eve, wherein the Office of the Readings becomes more solemn as we near the holiest day on which the Son of God was born of a Virgin. Since about the eighth century, every evening during Vespers, Catholics have sung a holy antiphon that alludes to the Coming of the Christ Child. These Antiphons, which precede th...

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Self-Knowledge - Self-Perception - Self-Deception

How do we come to a clear and accurate understanding of who we are and where we stand before God?

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Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots for A Special Intention

Dear Apostoli Viae Family and Friends, As I mentioned during our recent Sojourners meeting, we are in the midst of an exciting opportunity to obtain land and facilities that will serve as a headquarters, retreat center, religious housing, and so much more for the Apostoli Viae Community and the Avila Institute. We see God's hand in all of this and are eager to see what He has in store fo...

Carmelite Spiritual Warfare Prayer - Carmelite Invocation

Come Holy Spirit with Thy Seven-fold gifts and anoint us with Thy Divine light, wisdom, and power. Come Lord Jesus Christ and anoint us with Thy Precious Blood, freeing us from every snare and stronghold of the principalities and powers of darkness. O Mother of God, glorious and Immaculate ever Virgin Mary, come and crush the head of the ancient serpent. O great father, St. Joseph, terror of de...

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Why Did Jesus Say that it is Impossible for the Wealthy to be Saved?

Dan reflects on the effects of wealth and the antidotes, that if heeded, will allow for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

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