Pandemic Counter-Attack: Contagion of Love

May Day 7 Padre Pio came in a dream to Matteo Farina when he was only 9 years old and told him that he must help his friends. Padre Pio told him, “If you managed to understand that who is without sin is happy, then you have to teach it to the others, so thatContinue reading “Pandemic Counter-Attack: Contagion of Love”

Anthony the Great: Patron of Social Distancing and Protection Against Plague

May Day 6 As we continue our 31 day month of May search for 31 ‘plague protectors’ we nominate Saint Anthony the Great (also called Anthony of the Desert) as the official patron against COVID 19. Turns out he’s a 2fer (two for the price of one) Saint. The Life of Anthony, as told toContinue reading “Anthony the Great: Patron of Social Distancing and Protection Against Plague”

The Miracles in the Medal

May Day 4 In 1830 Our Lady appeared to a novice in the convent of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul on the Rue de Bac in Paris, France. The young nun was shown a vision of Mary enfolded in an oval frame with her arms outstretched, rays of light streaming fromContinue reading “The Miracles in the Medal”

We Fly to Thy Patronage: May Challenge, Day 2

Pope Francis has called on the faithful to pray the Rosary daily during the month of May, traditionally celebrated by Catholics as ‘Mary’s Month’. As part of the May challenge, to display one of the new prayers with an image of the Madonna for each day of the month, we offer another image by CaravaggioContinue reading “We Fly to Thy Patronage: May Challenge, Day 2”