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As the year 2022 began, people welcomed in the New Year with mixed emotions. For so many the year 2021 brought sadness, loss and grief, as a result of the Covid pandemic and it has left a burden of fear and uncertainty in the hearts of many. It was a year undoubtedly of countless blessings as well, if not least for the precious lessons it sought to teach us: to appreciate one another more, to treasure the gift of life, to think more of others than of ourselves, but still questions may arise: "What next?", "What does the new year...

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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!

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While we rush around stocking up on toilet roll and hand sanitiser, are we forgetting to prepare ourselves for that most important moment when we will die and come face to face with God?

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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...

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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...

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