Who Is This Woman?

One of the reasons Catholics (as well as the entire world!) is so enamored with Mary, is that we are so enamored with beauty. Mary is beautiful. She is, said William Wordsworth, himself a protestant, “our tainted nature’s solitary boast.” But Mary’s beauty is not self-generated. She is not the spring, but the fountain. Just as […]

Click Here to See Your Future!

Christian Saints and philosophers have long understood that remembering our inevitable death can be a healthy way to evaluate our life. It is said that Carthusian monks, who spend their lives in silence, may only utter the following words to a fellow monk: “Frater momento mori.” Or, “Brother, remember thy death.” As depressing as that may […]

You Were Made For What You Desire!

Leon Bloy once wrote, “the only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life; is not to become a saint”. Why? Because to be anything less than holy is to remain unactualized. Huh? Let me offer an illustration: Suppose you went out and bought a flower-pot containing one daffodil bulb buried in rich soil; you take […]

Are You Satisfied?

A while back, I had the privilege of reading the manuscript for Christopher West’s new book, Fill These Hearts, God Sex, and the Universal Longing. It was Ah-mazing! I found myself weeping on a flight to Chicago as the Lord put in my in touch with those deep yearnings of my heart, yearnings that could only ever […]