The Story Behind the Litany of Trust

Learning to trust in the Lord’s plan for us is one of the hardest things we experience in our faith. Luckily, we have the Litany of Trust to help guide us. Today, Fr. Mark-Mary is joined by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. as she reveals how God gave her the Litany of Trust and explains … Continued

Pray with Us: The Litany of Trust (feat. the Sisters of Life)

Fr. Mark-Mary hands Sr. Marie Veritas, S.V. and Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. the microphone(s) as they invite you to pray the Litany of Trust. You can follow along right here: From the belief that I have to earn Your love—Deliver me, Jesus.From the fear that I am unlovable—Deliver me, Jesus.From the false security that … Continued

Interfaith Dating, Catholic Postures at Mass, and the Litany of Humility

Fr. Josh answers questions about interfaith dating, the meaning behind all the different kinds of postures during Mass, and the purpose behind praying a challenging prayer like the litany of humility. “As Catholics, we kneel because it is a Biblical posture of respect and adoration before our Lord, the King of Kings.” Ascension is proud … Continued

Pray with Us: Litany of St. Joseph

Fr. Mark-Mary and Brother Raphael invite you to pray the Litany of St. Joseph with them. On Tuesday, Pope Francis declared that Dec. 8th, 2020, to Dec. 8th, 2021 would be celebrated as the year of St. Joseph in the Catholic Church. In honor of this celebration, Fr. Mark-Mary and Br. Raphael are inviting you … Continued

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Fr. Mark-Mary of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and Mother Clare of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with them. It goes like this: Lord, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. God the Father of Heaven,God the … Continued

The Names for Mary in the Litany of Loreto

May is a fickle month, at least here in Wisconsin where the wind can shift and the temperature can drop twenty degrees in five minutes. It’s a month I both love and hate. Sitting on my floor next to me are tuberous begonias, zinnias, and lantana plants that are waiting to be potted and placed … Continued

Our Lady of Good Help (with Theoni Bell)

Today’s guest is children’s book author Theoni Bell. Theoni joins Danielle to talk about her book, The Woman in the Trees, a novel about America’s first approved Marian apparition: Our Lady of Good Help. Snippet from the Show“How am I to teach them when I know so little myself?” Our Lady of Good Help by … Continued

An Invitation to Pray: A Meditation on Gratitude

In this special Thanksgiving episode, Fr. Josh invites us to reflect on the ways God has been generous with us this year and guides us through a powerful meditation and a litany of gratitude. Snippet from the Show “Recognize to whom you owe the fact that you exist, that you breathe, that you understand, that … Continued

A Story of Trust: Sister Faustina’s Testimony

It takes a tremendous amount of trust to enter into our vocations, whether that be marriage, religious life, or single life. This isn’t just trust in God, but trust in ourselves, that we’re making the right decisions. But the hardest part of this transition is all the work that leads up to it, and the … Continued

When You’re Discouraged

It’s not unusual to experience discouragement on the road to holiness, especially when we live in a world that is filled with temptations and persecution. With God on our side, nothing the devil can do will ever prevail over us. However, it’s the moment we become too discouraged to ask God for help that the devil is … Continued

When You’re Discouraged

It’s not unusual to experience discouragement on the road to holiness, especially when we live in a world that is filled with temptations and persecution. With God on our side, nothing the devil can do will ever prevail over us. However, it’s the moment we become too discouraged to ask God for help that the … Continued

Accompanying the Dying, How to Pray a Holy Hour, and Defining Vanity

Fr. Josh answers questions about how to accompany the dying in prayer, how to pray a fruitful holy hour, and how to define vanity when it comes to caring about our appearance. Snippet from the Show “A happy death is not a death without pain or suffering, a happy death is a holy death united … Continued
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