Of the forty-five popes who have reigned since the creation of the miraculous portrait (of Our Lady of Guadalupe), twenty-five have issued decrees concerning it. The earliest recorded decree is that of Pop Gregory XIII, dated 1575, that extended the indulgences granted by his … Continue Reading “One of My Favorite Feasts”
Today is the Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe. I share a stylized image from a photo that I took in the National Shrine in Washington, DC, and I had to include a YouTube video of the people in the cathedral in Mexico… Continue Reading “We Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe”
St. Francis of Assisi is probably one of the best known and loved saints. He is the founder of the Franciscan Order; he and St. Dominic, who founded the Order of Preachers, were contemporaries. One of his sayings that is especially loved by Dominicans… Continue Reading “Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi”
Today is the Feast of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux who is known as “The Little Flower.” So how better to celebrate her than with flowers and a few words from her, one of the three women doctors of the Church. The splendor of the… Continue Reading “On the Feast of Saint Thérèse”
When we say “Grace” before we eat our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, let us remember the words of Rabbi Herschel: By saying grace, we release the Divine sparks in our food.