The dogma of the Immaculate Conception teaches that Mary was preserved from any stain of sin from the first moment of her conception onward. It’s a stunning truth to ponder, yet perhaps we might wonder how we can relate to a woman so pure and exalted. Here, then, are four things you and I can draw from Mary’s Immaculate Conception in relation to our everyday lives.
Vir Christi writes on Purgatory, the mudroom attached to Heaven, and the Poor Souls residing there who stand in need of our help.
Writer Serafina in her free verse poem “Traveling Soul” draws upon her own experience of a pilgrimage to Israel to highlight the sufferings of a soul seeking Jesus and struggling to find Him. A perfect poem for all “travelers” in need of encouragement!
St. Joseph exemplifies authentic masculinity. His life offers invaluable insights for those seeking wisdom and inspiration in their walk of faith. Here are four lessons he teaches about true manliness.
Jesus commands to us to love our enemies. Why? How it sane and just to love someone who has hurt you gravely? What does loving such a person entail? How can we love them? Vir Christi answers these difficult questions and more.
What does an intimate friendship with Jesus in the midst of ordinary life look like? How can we cultivate such a friendship, surrounded as we are by so any distractions? Author Serafina recounts how Jesus drew her into such a friendship through simple, natural means that everyone can employ.
A crucifix is a reminder of God’s radical, limitless love. It also confronts us with a daunting challenge as we recall God’s command for us to love as He does. How is this possible for a mere human being crippled by sin? Serafina reflects on all this in her meditation upon Jesus Crucified.
Discouragement is one of the most insidious of temptations. Left unchecked, it can lay havoc to your entire life.
Amber reflects on her recent experience with discouragement and how she draws inspiration from the conversion of St. Peter, a great sinner-turned-saint.
Modern man is sunk in boredom and indifference. But what if there are aliens? How would that affect the way we see ourselves, our place in the universe, and God’s unique Presence among us? Would we finally wake up and reclaim our sense of wonder?
Jesus promises that we will set free, by following Him and believing in Him. What does that mean? We are given free will. How is it freedom to submit our will to Christ’s?
Vir Christi delves into this question and suggests practical ways to find freedom in Christ in our daily lives.
By Vir Christi On the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul, the Catholic Church honors two seminal leadership figures in the history of the Church. St. Peter as the first pope laid the foundation for the authority of the modern Church. But the authority of the...
Jesus invites each one of us to follow Him. Sometimes, though, we wonder how to find Him or hear His voice. Author Serafina proposes Adoration as the answer and offers practical suggestions and encouragement regarding spending time with Our Eucharistic Lord.
Seeking God in ordinary life is often a struggle. Lucy Mervin reflects upon how during a trip to New York City, God spoke to her through the discomfort she felt amidst the noise and turbulence of bustling city life.
The Eucharist is the great sacrament of unity in the Church. Oftentimes, though, unity sounds like a lofty, abstract goal.
Here, Vir Christi delves into the unity the Eucharist calls us to and how we can live out this unity in practical ways in our daily lives.
War is a tragic part of the human condition. But there are some wars that are justly fought and others that are not. Here Vir Christi outlines the conditions the Church deems necessary for a war to be just.