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Week 6 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of covetousness”

Week 6 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of covetousness”

“Run away from riches. Cherish silence and holy poverty.” St. Jacinta Marto – These words by Jacinta to her caretaker, Mother Maria Godhino, reflect what Our Lady had told her, that seeking the treasures and luxuries of the world are a detriment to one’s soul. In

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Week 5 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of disobedience”

Week 5 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of disobedience”

“Priests must be very pure and concentrate on their mission to the Church and souls, and be obedient to the pope and their superiors.” St. Jacinta Marto – Lucia often mentioned in her memoirs how ardently Jacinta prayed for the Holy Father and for priests. Lucia,

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The centenary of the holy death of St. Francisco

The centenary of the holy death of St. Francisco

By Barb Ernster – This year is the centenary of the holy death of St. Francisco. Of the three Fatima seers, Francisco was the first to die on April 4, 1919. He, like Jacinta, fell sick with the Spanish influenza on December 23, 1918.  Everyone

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Week 4 – Lent with Jacinta: The “sins of selfishness”

Week 4 – Lent with Jacinta: The “sins of selfishness”

“Many marriages are not good; they are not pleasing to Our Lord and are not good.” St. Jacinta Marto What would make a marriage “not good?”   How are they not pleasing to Our Lord?  Many of the problems of marriage stem from selfishness, an inability

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Day by Day with St. Faustina

Day by Day with St. Faustina

  by Barb Ernster –  Author Susan Tassone is known as the “purgatory lady,” but she may well soon also be referred to as “St. Faustina’s secretary” after now completing her fourth book based on the nun’s Diary. Her latest, Day by Day with St.

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The story of Lucia’s two birthdays

The story of Lucia’s two birthdays

Fatima seer Lucia dos Santos, was born on March 28, 1907 – Holy Thursday.  That morning, her mother had gone to Mass and received Communion, intending to return to the church later that afternoon for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.  But that was not

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Week 3: Lent with Jacinta – The “sins of vanity”

Week 3: Lent with Jacinta – The “sins of vanity”

“Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very greatly and those who serve God should not follow them.” St. Jacinta Marto How difficult these days to find clothing designs that don’t draw the wrong attention, clothing that speaks to the beauty, truth

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Saint Joseph, the second greatest saint

Saint Joseph, the second greatest saint

By Soul Staff (Compiled with writings from “Doorway to Heaven” by Catherine Moran, Ph.D.)    “Joseph was the living image of his Virgin Spouse; they resembled each other like two pearls.”  St. Bernadine St. Joseph in Sacred Scriptures is mentioned only by St. Luke and St.

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Week 2: Lent with Jacinta – The “sins of war”

Week 2: Lent with Jacinta – The “sins of war”

“War is a punishment from God for sins” – St. Jacinta Marto – From the beginning of the fall, mankind has been at war with one another. Adam blamed Eve for his sin. Eve blamed the serpent; both now viewed each other suspiciously. Cain became

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The secret of fasting

The secret of fasting

Fasting is limiting our intake of food in response to God’s call and for the building of His kingdom. Almost all the great men and women of God throughout history have known a secret, the secret of fasting. They have understood the power and the

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