A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary invites you to walk with the world’s singular model of faith and purity — the Virgin Mary herself — each day of your Lenten spiritual pilgrimage to Easter.
Therefore, that I might not become too elated, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, an angel of Satan, to beat me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. — 2 Corinthians 12:7–9
From raunchy television shows to immoral peers, the barriers to raising moral and mature children are higher and more treacherous than ever. In Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World, acclaimed Catholic psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi offers parents a roadmap through this difficult and sometimes frightening terrain.
The Church offers us two great seasons of preparation: Lent and Advent. But they are never just about preparation for a feast; rather, they are about preparing us for Heaven itself.
Some join for a day, others for a lifetime. Some hold whole handfuls of people they long to see in full reconciliation with Christ. All who become members of this club, however, wish they weren’t members. The first step in turning this pain from a defining ache in your heart into an act of giving and prayer, is to name the reality of the hurt.