Part 2 on Spiritual Violence, airing on OCN Oct. 22


"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matt 11: 12) St. Ambrose writes: “This is the weapon of a righteous man: to win while retreating, as skilled archers are able, while in retreat, to hit those stronger than themselves.” … Continue reading Part 2 on Spiritual Violence, airing on OCN Oct. 22

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Podcast on Martyrdom, In support of our persucuted brethren in Christ,


“Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven.” “When the military … Continue reading Podcast on Martyrdom, In support of our persucuted brethren in Christ,

“Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer


  Internal Prayer and Finding One's Deep Heart       St. Veronica When I wrote this post it was my name's day old calendar! "Those who only hear about spiritual meditation and prayer and have no direct knowledge of it are like a man blind from birth, who hears about the sunshine without ever … Continue reading “Enter into thy closet and shut the door.” Matt. 6:6, The first in a Series on Internal Prayer

Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2, Podcast airing July 16th on Pearls of Great Price, OCN


    Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2 It is not that knowledge is blameworthy, but that faith is higher…     What are the distinctions in knowledge; in which degree (when knowledge returns to its primary aim – the spiritual life) it comes into its nature and by its good discipline (fasting, alms, vigils, holiness… … Continue reading Faith vs. Knowledge Part 2, Podcast airing July 16th on Pearls of Great Price, OCN

Faith and Illumination, airing June 18th on OCN


    Faith and Illumination The Holy Spirit has descended! From heaven to earth!           In this second podcast about Faith, during the season of Holy Spirit, we will explore the relationship between faith and illumination, our regeneration in grace, and our second baptism. My resources for this podcast are: St. … Continue reading Faith and Illumination, airing June 18th on OCN

Faith vs. Knowledge Part 1, Podcast Airing on OCN, July 2nd


   Faith vs. Knowledge Part I Why is it so challenging sometimes to have faith? What does worldly knowledge have to do with our lack of faith? Let’s find out!         I am so inspired about our podcast today! When my husband read Homily 52 by St. Isaac the Syrian to me … Continue reading Faith vs. Knowledge Part 1, Podcast Airing on OCN, July 2nd

Part 2 of Homily 52 by St. Issac the Syrian, the degrees of knowledge


          No matter how many times I read Homily 52, especially concerning the degrees of knowledge, I am reminded how captured I am by what I know and how challenging, yet fulfilling and inspiring staying connected to one's faith is by comparison. What I know is so ingrained in my being! … Continue reading Part 2 of Homily 52 by St. Issac the Syrian, the degrees of knowledge