Daily Archives: January 21, 2017

Feast of St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

Father Willie Doyle, SJ: “Even as a child I was convinced that one day God would give me the grace of martyrdom. When quite small I read and re-read every martyr’s life in the twelve volumes of Butler’s Lives of … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

  The readings for this Sunday are: Isaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17-18; and Matthew 4:12-23. Both today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah (8:23-9:3) and the Gospel passage (Matthew 4:12-23) keep alive the memory of Christmas for us. “The people who walked … Continue reading

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St. Padre Pio on Purgatory (and two rare videos)

Anyone who met Padre Pio believed that he had a direct connection with the afterlife. When asked about a dead relative or friend, it was fascinating the good Padre always had an answer. Padre Pio said of Heaven: “Heaven is … Continue reading

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