• My dear Children: As we pass through life we are like ships at sea. At times we sail along peacefully and calm, but again we run into a storm, and the boisterous waves threaten to engulf us. On every side we are surrounded by dangers. And do you know what these dangers are? Sometimes it is Satan, wh[...]
  • My dear children: In to-day's gospel we find two men sorely afflicted who in their distress had recourse to Jesus. And not secretly, or by night, did they come to the Lord of All; they made an open profession of their faith before all the people. Like them we must not only bear our Catholic faith in[...]
  • My dear children: St. Paul in his epistle tells us that we are all brethren, although we may have different gifts. Therefore, we should love one another with the charity of brotherhood. God has given each and every one of us different talents. We are to perform various duties: some to nurse t[...]
  •   My dear children: Our Holy Mother, the Church, presents to us a moving picture throughout the year, namely, she throws the life and actions of our Lord upon the screen, from His Incarnation to His glorious Ascension into heaven, in order that we may consider what He has done for our salvation. On[...]
  • My dear children: The heart of a sinner is like a wilderness where everything is dry and barren. You find there no holy thoughts, no good resolutions, no love of God.  In today's Gospel we read how John was the voice of one crying in the wilderness, urging the people to do penance, to amend their l[...]
  • What grand preparations, my dear children, do we not make to receive a guest at our home. We fix up a little chamber with a bed, a table, a stool and a candlestick. Two weeks hence our divine Saviour will visit us and enrich us with His graces. The chamber that we must give Him is our heart, fo[...]
  • My dear children : In about four weeks we shall celebrate Christmas.  The holy season of Advent, which begins to-day, is a preparation for the commemoration of the Christmas festival. The Church admonishes us to begin this preparation at once by the words of St. Paul: "Now is the hour for us to [...]
  •   My dear children: As our holy faith teaches us, Jesus Christ will come again at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead.  All men that ever lived will rise out of their graves and be gathered together before the Lord of Heaven and earth. God wills all men to be saved, but to [...]
  •   My dear children: A day and an hour will come when we will cease to breathe, our eyes will close, our ears will no longer hear the wailings of our friends, our hands and feet will grow cold, our heart will cease to beat, and our body will lie there motionless, its soul departed, like a cas[...]
  • My dear Children: God is infinitely holy, and therefore hates and detests every sin, even the least. Did He not want to destroy the entire human race when in the days of Noe He saw His chosen people piling sin upon sin? Holy Scripture says: "It repented Him that He had made man." Furthermore He sent[...]
  • My dear Children a Roman philosopher tells of an old woman who lived in his house but who on account of age had become blind. Yet she called continually upon her servants to take her to some other dwelling, as she could not see in the one she occupied, because, as she thought, all the windows were w[...]
  • My Dear Children: We know that example draws, be it for good or for evil. At the conclusion of to-day’s Gospel we read that not only the ruler, but also his whole house, believed in Jesus. If the ruler had not believed in Christ, those of his household would not have believed in Him; his whole house[...]