The Chaplet of the Precious Blood is a group of prayers composed by Don Francesco Albertini, a Roman priest who later became a Bishop, around 1808. He wrote this and other prayers for a new lay organization he founded: the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. Later on, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, who were […]

Readings of the Day We tend to admire people who can make quick judgements, especially under pressure. It could be a quarterback, reading the defense and changing the play at the line of scrimmage; a police officer or firefighter, in the midst of a dangerous situation who brings order out of chaos; a businessman, in […]

Readings of the Day Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go see the king? What would you expect to find? Great rooms, lavish decorations, precious ornaments, servants, five silver service? A grand mansion, perhaps? I went to see the king on a vacation a few years ago. On my way to […]

Readings of the Day When things are bad, it’s tough to figure out what to do. You can find yourself in ugly situations, embarrassing situations, places you can’t stay. You want to run away, find somewhere new. There’s two words that can present you with a philosophy of life when you can’t face the present, […]

Readings of the Day Several years ago, I had the privilege of going to a local art gallery and watching two Tibetan Buddhist Monks working on a sand mandala. A mandala is a source of meditation for Buddhists that has iconic value; it is usually a figure seated in the center in the lotus position, […]

  Readings of the Day On January 9,324 something remarkable happened. The Pope dedicated a church to both St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist on the Lateran Hill on property given by the Emperor Constantine. It was the first cathedral in history: Christianity had only been legalized 11 years before, and now […]

Readings of the Day Imagine that you are in control of the greatest power in the Universe. There is nothing that can compare to its power, and all the trial runs have been perfection. You can’t imagine that anything can beat you; all you have to do is flick your finger and your enemies are […]