Dear Friends on the Way,
Today, as part of Apostoli Viae tradition, we begin a novena to St. John of the Cross which ends on his feast day on December 14th. I pray that you will join with me and all Apostoli Viae members in this beautiful novena for these intentions and your own:
Apostoli Viae Intentions
That we all may be empowered by God to joyfully embrace the contemplative lif...
Flower of Carmel,
Tall vine blossom laden;
Splendor of heaven,
Childbearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.
Mother so tender,
Who no man didst know,
On Carmel's children
Thy favors bestow.
Star of the Sea.
These first stanzas of the Flos Carmeli speak to the deep devotion Carmelites have to Mary under the title "Our Lady of Mount Carmel." Apost...
In the important article below, Dr. Grondelski explains the philosophical, cultural, and theological backdrop to a few important maxims that I regularly propose. This piece and these maxims are helpful to lead us to an important traditional reflection on the last four things as we head into Advent. Here are the maxims:
The human person has an infinite capacity for self-deception
Please join us in praying this novena to Our Lady of Good Success of the Reform for the following intentions:
that the revelations that need to be uncovered to heal the Church be uncovered,
in reparation for the sins of those who allowed the idolatrous activity at the Amazonian Synod,
for the healing of the Church,
for the protection of good priests, bishops, and cardinals, and that...