Category: Fr. Derek Sakowski

Our Blessed Mother

“Sharing already in Jesus’ Ascension glory, our Blessed Mother is able to provide the tender nurturing, the fierce protection, and the motherly mentoring that we may have missed out on.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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More Than We Can Handle?

“Jesus does not want his Church to be a place of mere survival, but God’s own hospital in which we experience healing, redemption, restoration, and total transformation.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Michael the Archangel

Many of us call upon St. Michael daily as a defender and protector. But in what sense does he protect? And what is the battle really about? Fr. Derek Sakowski explains.

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HopeSick

“Advent is a time of “already but not yet.” The Kingdom of God has indeed broken into this world, in the person of Jesus Christ. He promises to come again with the fullness of justice – and he will. Meanwhile, we watch and wait. And wait. And wait.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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The Law of Gift

‘“Gift” is only gift if we give all the pieces. That is what integrity means. It means being authentically human – not just a spiritual or cerebral being, but also fully alive in our emotions, our imagination, and our desires’ – Fr. Derek Sakowski.

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Jesus’ Story and Our Story

“Jesus does not expect this transformation to happen all at once. It’s a gradual process that happens over time. Like any great story, ours has moments of triumph, moments of loss and heartache, moments of betrayal, much adversity, and many setbacks.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Communion Heals Shame

“Shame secretly torments every one of us as fallen human beings. It affects every single relationship we have – with God, with each other, and with ourselves.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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