Dear Apostoli Viae Family and other Friends,
The health crisis we all face across the globe is significant, but it has also revealed a crisis in faith that is even more troubling to the faithful. This crisis of faith is both revealed in personal fear and in irrational behavior in relationship to how the Eucharist should be offered to the faithful. The purpose of this post is not to focus on ...
The Examen is a prayerful reflection of the state of our soul, during the course of each day, in the presence of God. (Note: The Examen is not an examination of conscience, which can be found here.) This effective tool has been a constant in Church tradition but has become much more common through the practical framework of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. It is a powerful he...
Dear Apostoli Viae and other Catholic Family,
As we head into Lent, my heart is drawn to deep gratitude for the glory of our tradition, our liturgy, and our faithful priests and bishops. I am grateful that Lent is beginning this week, and I am looking forward to the splendor of the Easter season that follows. I am especially grateful for courageous priests and bishops who offer faithful litu...
Every so often an argument comes to the surface on a key issue that cuts to the heart of the issue and sheds a powerful light of truth that is both timely and timeless. Even more powerful is when these arguments or truths come in the form of images that reach us at our core and sometimes fundamentally change the way we see the issues at hand.
The two images below, the first revealing the hor...
Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady is a way of sharing in the sorrows of Mary’s life.
There are seven sorrows of Mary.
The prophecy of Simeon
The flight into Egypt
Losing Jesus for three days when he was in the Temple
Meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary
Jesus' crucifixion and death
Jesus' being taken down from the Cross
Jesus being laid in the Tomb