Why Most of Us Are Scapegoats, Not Saintly Martyrs

Every society, every culture has a tradition of a scapegoat: a person or group of people to blame and punish for the sins of that particular society. Centuries ago, old women were blamed for poor crops, cows which failed to produce milk and any birth defects. Less superstitious societies turned on each new group of immigrants to…… Continue reading Why Most of Us Are Scapegoats, Not Saintly Martyrs

In Death, St. Padre Pio Looks …. Alive

Padre Pio was a stigmatic for fifty years. Not only that, his spiritual presence could be sensed with a smell of perfume, he could bilocate, prophecy, read souls, and cure miraculously. People are still being cured through his intercession in ways that cannot be explained by medicine or science. More important, if less spectacular, are…… Continue reading In Death, St. Padre Pio Looks …. Alive

7QT Friday: Discovering My Namesake Saint !!

I am a convert. A convert named after a character in the movie called Gone With the Wind. Now my mother loved the good, kind, sweet Melanie as much as she loved the name.  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I looked up my name as a teenager, I was not too impressed with the root meaning though . Melanie \m(e)-la-nie\ as a…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: Discovering My Namesake Saint !!

A Saint Lets God do All the Work

Listen to this astounding quote on the definition of a saint: “In fact, a saint is not one who carries out great feats based on the excellence of his human qualities, but one who allows Christ to penetrate their soul, to act through their person, He being the real protagonist of all their actions and…… Continue reading A Saint Lets God do All the Work

Holy Laughter

Even though icons and holy cards often depict the saints and the entire Holy Family with a miserable scowl on their unhealthy looking faces, the truth is that the saints lived in God’s presence and in His joy. St. Francis of Assisi is the most famous, joyful saint.  Look at our pope, whose name sake is…… Continue reading Holy Laughter

Catholic Pinterst Sites Open Doors

  Just the other day, fellow Catholics connected with me on Pinterest, posting on my site and allowing me to post on theirs. By responding to this invitation, a whole new world of photos, paintings and icons has been revealed to me.  Manyof these images will take the modern world by surprise. Sharing images;  what  a…… Continue reading Catholic Pinterst Sites Open Doors