He Has Risen!

Happy Easter! “But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling  clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, … Continue reading He Has Risen!

The History of the Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree – An extract from the book Religious Customs in the Family by Fr. Franics X. Weiser, S.J. “…The first description of a Christmas tree with familiar features is given in a German manuscript of the year 1605. It was in the sections at the left bank of the Rhine that the tree developed, and from there it spread through of the country, … Continue reading The History of the Christmas Tree

Mother Angelica passes away Easter Sunday

On the 27th of March, (Easter Sunday), Mother Angelica, the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) passed away, aged 92. To read the life story of this remarkable nun and for program schedules for her funeral and other events visit the EWTN website. http://www.ewtn.com/motherangelica/index.asp “You must laugh your way to heaven, because tears won’t get you there.” – Mother Angelica Watch episodes of Mother Angelica Live Classics … Continue reading Mother Angelica passes away Easter Sunday

Adventures in Odyssey

“Since 1987, Adventures in Odyssey has presented exciting entertainment that brings moral and biblical principles to life. The show’s memorable characters and situations are designed to ignite the imaginations of kids. The adventures often start with grandfatherly Mr. Whittaker (“Whit”), who runs an ice cream shop called Whit’s End. Young friends from all over town come to Whit for advice, and his employees (perky Connie Kendall … Continue reading Adventures in Odyssey

Feast of Saint Blaise

Facts Feastday: February 3 Patron of throat illnesses, animals, wool combers, and wool trading Death: 316 Little is known about Saint Blaise prior to his mention in a court physician’s medical journal. The physician, Aëtius Amidenus, spoke of Saint Blaise’s aid in treating objects caught in the throat. He was also mentioned in the book of Acts, where he was aided by animals and treated … Continue reading Feast of Saint Blaise

War Room

“Prayer is a powerful weapon,” reads the tagline for the newest Kendrick Brothers film, War Room (which was a surprise at the American box office as the no.1 new movie and no.2 overall in its opening week). This is the fifth movie made by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, following Flywheel (2003), Facing the Giants (2006), Fireproof (2008), and Courageous (2011). In a behind the scenes video, The … Continue reading War Room