The Fig Tree

A preacher pointed out the irony: as the cycle of seasons plunges us into frigid darkness, the Church presents us with our Lord’s parable of the fig tree: “When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh” (Mt. 24:32). Is this wanton cruelty on the partContinue reading “The Fig Tree”

Help for the Fallen

Loving Mother of the Redeemer, who remain the open Gate of Heaven, and Star of the Sea: Give aid to a falling people that strives to rise! O Thou, who begot thy holy Begetter while all nature marveled, virgin before and after, receiving that “Ave” from the mouth of Gabriel: Have mercy on sinners! AlmaContinue reading “Help for the Fallen”