Our Lady of Prompt Succor for Hurricane Protection

Our Lady of Prompt Succor protected New Orleans during the Great Fire of 1812, and again during the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. She is the patroness of both the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. Today she is prayed to for protection against hurricanes. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin…

Come, Holy Spirit

Tomorrow is Audrey’s Confirmation at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. She has chosen “Bernadette” as her Confirmation name, and her sister, Max, as her sponsor. This is the last of our six children to be confirmed! Looking forward to a lovely day.

Jubilee of Mercy begins

Excerpted from Pope Francis’ address in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on 11 April, the Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter, or Sunday of Divine Mercy, in the year of our Lord 2015. I present, therefore, this Extraordinary Jubilee Year dedicated to living out in our daily lives the mercy which the Father constantly extends to…