Tuesday, March 19, 2019


I'm traveling to Rome soon.  Leave a comment if there are any intentions you'd like me to pray for at the tomb of Saint Peter and at the tomb of Saint Paul.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Confession of Saint Patrick

A selection of quotes from "The Confession of Saint Patrick" written towards the end of his life

"It is through the power of our faith in the Trinity that I decided to write without fear, even though there are many dangers...so that the knowledge of the Name of God, Who is ever faithful, can be spread far and wide"

"When I came to Ireland I spent each day tending sheep and I prayed many times during the day. Thus I grew more and more in the love of God. As the fear of God increased in me so did my faith, so that in a single day I would pray up to one hundred times" (16)

"Satan tempted me. This temptation was stronger than I ever experienced and I will remember it as long as I am in this body. He fell on me like a huge stone and I couldn't move any part of my body" (20)

"I give constant thanks to God Who has kept me faithful in the day of my trial. To this day I offer my soul to Him as a living sacrifice in Christ the Lord, for He has saved me from all my anguish" (34)

"Why have You poured out so many divine graces upon m so that I can exalt and magnify Your name among the pagans? Not only when things are well, but also when they go badly, so that in evil or good, I always raise up thanks to God" (34)

"Therefore we ought to fish well in accordance with what the Lord says: Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. It is good for us to cast our net, so that a great multitude may be caught by God" (40)

"I am faced with a strong enemy who every day tempts me against true faith and chaste religion. But I have committed the rest of my life to Christ my Lord" (45)

"Whoever wishes can laugh at me and insult me. I will not be silent nor shall I hid the signs and wonders that the Lord has shown me" (45)

"Nor could they find me ministering for the sake of earthly gain. I gave no opportunity for unbelievers to speak badly or criticize me. Did I charge as much as a penny to any of the thousands I baptized? Tell me and I will return it" (50)

"I traveled among you and to many other places as a pilgrim experiencing many dangers. I went to the most outlying parts, beyond which no one lives, and there where no one had ever done so before I baptized and confirmed people" (51)

"If I have ever done anything good for my God whom I love, I ask Him the grace of shedding my blood for those converts and captives for His name's sake" (59)

"Do not credit me with the little I have done...Rather conclude that anything I achieved was a gift of God. This is my confession before I die." (62)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Please pray for three priests

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has lost three priests in the past 4 months.  Please pray for the repose of their souls

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday 2019

What would you say if you had 15 minutes to preach to people who you aren't likely to see again for a year?