Christ does not explain in the abstract the reasons for suffering, but before all else he says: “Follow me! Come! Take part through your suffering in this work of saving the world, a salvation achieved through my suffering! Through my cross.”

St. John Paul II

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Daily Meditations

April 28 Divine Mercy Sunday

On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy, I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of my tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean […]

April 27 Easter Week

Human suffering has reached its culmination in the passion of Christ. And at the same time it has entered into a completely new dimension and a new order: it has been linked to love, to that love of which Christ spoke to Nicodemus, to that love which creates good, drawing it out by means of […]

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Amen, amen I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

John 16:20-23


Images by © Michael Bartkoski 

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Lourdes Shopping Bag

Shopping List

  • Cassoulet
  • The Song of Bernadette
  • Immaculate Waters Lavender soap
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Novena and Prayers

Whether you are in need of spiritual or physical strength or just want to increase your devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes, this shopping bag is for you. Get to know the story of Lourdes with the 1943 classic The Song of Bernadette. Answer the call to wash in the waters of Lourdes with a bar of Immaculate Waters Lavender soap, which contains water from the grotto. Take your intentions to Our Lady with the pocket-size booklet containing the novena and litany to Our Lady of Lourdes. Finally, enjoy a pot of cassoulet, a white been stew common to the region.

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