December 14: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Priest & Doctor of the Church.

December 14: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Priest & Doctor of the Church. Born in Hontoveros, Spain, St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), after a number of years as a Carmelite, was persuaded by St. Teresa of Jesus to lead the reform of his Order. He suffered many tribulations. He was a renowned mystic and…

“LORD, RESCUE ME FROM MYSELF (St. Josemaria).”

“LORD, RESCUE ME FROM MYSELF (St. Josemaria).” Dear brethren in Christ, our life till the end will be a struggle to correspond to God’s grace so that He could work and form the image of Jesus Christ in our soul, in our life. We need to ask His indispensable help to overcome our worst enemy:…

3rd Sunday of Advent: “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY

3rd Sunday of Advent “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY. This coming Sunday marks the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also known as “Gaudete” (Latin for “Rejoice!” or “Be glad/happy!”) Sunday. This is the reason why in some ADVENT WREATHS, there is a PINK CANDLE which differentiates it from the rest. In some Churches as well, instead of…