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 20 Holy Saturday

How have you loved us, O good Father, who did not spare your only Son, but delivered him up for us sinners. How have you loved us, from whom he who “did not think it robbery to be equal to you” became “obedient even unto death, even to death on the cross,” he alone being […]

April 19 Good Friday

As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. He bows his head, as if to kiss you. His heart is made bare open, as it were, in […]

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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.

Sold by Feast Day.

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