“We all know how important the Totus Tuus Marian consecration was to JP II. But what’s striking here is what he identifies as the most pressing reason for him to make this total entrustment to our Lady. He wants to be sure in ministry that he truly receives others as a gift.” – Fr. Ignatius Schweitzer
At the moment when our salvation is being accomplished by Jesus on the Cross, Jesus says to his Mother, “Woman, behold your son!” and he says to his beloved disciple, “Behold your mother!” Is this not the first total consecration to Mary our Blessed Mother?
Meet the man who introduced Pope St. John Paul to the Carmelite Saints!
Sometimes we want a saint for a cause, an intention, a miracle. But maybe we just need one for the journey, Claire Dwyer shares.
St. Rita was “small in stature but great in holiness, who lived in humility and is now known throughout the world for her heroic Christian life as a wife, mother, widow and nun.” – Pope St. John Paul II
Some of the greatest saints of the Church – and through Scripture, even God Himself – have used the example of gazing into the eyes of another to try to capture the beautiful and astonishingly real experience of God’s great love in the soul: contemplative prayer. Claire Dwyer reflects.