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“After the Mother of God, St. Joseph is, of all the saints, the one dearest to God. He has, therefore, great power with Him and can obtain graces for His devout clients…” St. Alphonsus Liguori
It seemed like an impossible dream. Years past, and all our efforts and attempts came to nothing, until St Joseph intervened, and brought everything to completion just in time for the holy year dedicated to his honour!
Ave Maria! Here is an encouraging real-life account for anyone going through a period of darkness to understand that things may seem bleak but God is there and we have to reach out to Him in our need. Instead of wondering why graces like these happens to others instead of us, let us instead try to gather the important lessons we can learn and put into practise. The Healing Power of Love It seemed impossible that the vast emptiness I had known all my life could grow deeper, but when I was abandoned to a Catholic orphanage at...
Ave Maria! Month of December – the Month of earnest new beginnings! In our Catholic liturgy, the first day of Advent (this year falling precisely on December, 1) is New Year’s Day – the day of earnest new beginnings. Time of preparation, time of reflection, time of examination of our past deeds and thus, time of new beginnings. A well-made and well-lived preparation is necessary for every good success. And so, let us correspond to all the very special graces coming with this time of preparation, to prepare ourselves for the celebration of the feast of Christmas, the anniversary of...
Month of November – month in which we are urged by Holy Mother the Church to be more generous in prayer and in performing acts of charity towards all those souls who suffer in the flames of Purgatory.
We might be tempted to diminish the pains of the Purgatory and even more the reality of Purgatory itself, repeating, as is often heard nowadays: "Purgatory is empty. There is nobody there" or even worse: "It doesn’t exist at all". To that, let us listen to the voice of the Church. As the Catechism teaches, Purgatory is the place of temporary punishment where the souls of those who die in the state of grace must be cleansed before entrance into heaven, if their love for God is not yet perfect.