Healing through the Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy

I know what your problem is. In fact, I know what everyone’s problem is. Furthermore, I not only know the problem, I have the solution. Maybe your problem is that your are greedy or selfish or lustful. Maybe you are insecure or you are arrogant (which is another way to be insecure). Maybe you are [Read More...]

Old Monk on Pigs Singing

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Don’t attempt to teach a pig to sing. You will waste your time and it will annoy the pig. [Read more...]

Old Monk on the Way

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The doctrines and moral laws, the rules and regulations? They are the map, not the journey. [Read more...]

Sacred Heart of Jesus — Tough Love

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It took me a while to appreciate the Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion. To tell the truth, as a convert, it all seemed kind of sappy, sentimental and well, French. All hearts and flowers and perfume–almost like a Valentine from Jesus. Yucch. But then I learned about St Margaret Mary Alacogue and realized that she [Read More...]

Old Monk on Solitude

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Old Monk: Go to your cell. It is the way into the Kingdom. Layman: I am not a monk. I have no cell to go into. Old Monk: You are not within your cell. Your cell is within you. [Read more...]

Radical Religion

Leo Tolstoy as a Pilgrim

My brother lives at the beach, and he was out walking the dog late one afternoon when he spotted an unusual fellow walking along the beach. He was wearing a kind of Franciscan habit, sandals and was carrying a walking stick and a big Bible. My brother engaged him in conversation. It seems the man [Read More...]


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