A prayer for final perseverance, Mary: Day 364

A prayer for final perseverance We have no guarantee that if we set out on the journey to heaven, we will arrive in the end. St. Alphonsus fears that he might stumble and fall, so he begs Our Lady to help him to persevere.Behold at your feet, O Mary, my hope, a poor sinner, who has so manytimes been by his own fault the slave of hell. I know that by neglecting to turn to you, my refuge, I allowed myself to be overcome by the Devil. Had I always turned to you, had I always called you, I … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Bear Woznick

He is a two-time  Masters World Champion Tandem surfer and cofounder and ambassador of the International Tandem Surfing Association for serious competitors, as well as the founder of The BearsWave.com Tandem Expression Teams for those who simply want to enjoy the beauty and art of tandem.  He is a cast member on Fuel TV’sClean Break series is the subject of the film project The Bear — Going Deep, and host weekly 90 minute entertaining podcast on BearsWave.com.  Bear has surfed on four continents … [Read more...]

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The growing science of Mary, Mary: Day 363

The growing science of Mary Fr. Frederick Faber compares the grand truth about Mary to the great truths of science: In both cases, a truth so grand and complex has endless applica- tions and lessons to teach us.Mary is like one of those great scientific truths whose full import wenever master except by long meditation, and by studying its bearings on a sys- tem. Then at last the fertility and grandeur of the truth seem endless. So it is with the Mother of God. She teaches us God as we … [Read more...]

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CBB Interview with Father Thomas Dailey

Fr. Dailey joined the faculty of DeSales University in 1988 and is a tenured Professor of Theology. Appointed in 2008 as the first Fr. Louis Brisson Chair in Salesian Spirituality, he is the senior ranking faculty member at the university. In 2000, he founded the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture, which he continues to direct. During his sabbatical in 2013-2014, he served as the inaugural John Cardinal Foley Chair in Homiletics & Social Communications at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in … [Read more...]

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The Holy Spirit is revealing more of Mary, Mary: Day 362

The Holy Spirit is revealing more of Mary St. Louis explains why so little was said of Mary in the Gospels, and why the Holy Spirit has increased our understanding of her over the centuries in a way that will culminate when her Son returns in glory.It is by Mary that the salvation of  the world has begun, and it is   byMary that it must be consummated. Mary has hardly appeared at all in the first coming of Jesus Christ, in order that men, as yet but little instructed and enlightened on t … [Read more...]

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Place yourself entirely in Mary’s hands, Mary: Day 361

Place yourself entirely in Mary’s hands St. Alphonsus advises us that Mary knows how to grant us an even greater grace than we could possibly ask.Blessed Raymond Jordano affirms: “Whoever finds Mary finds every good.” He adds: “Her kindness is so great that no one need fear to approach her. And her mercy is so great, that no one is turned away.” Thomas à Kempis has her say: “I invite everyone to turn to me; I expect everyone, I desire everyone, and I never despise any sinner, however unworth … [Read more...]

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