March 5, 2022

Sketch of Saint John Joseph of the Cross

Saint John Joseph of the Cross

Saint John Joseph of the Cross entered the Franciscan community at the age of 16. A humble man, he was asked to serve his community in a number of leadership roles, including provincial minister. Yet he retained his simplicity throughout and retired to the quiet service of confessor.

Read More →

Martha Served Again

“They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served” (Jn 12:2a). I had always sort of assumed that Martha learned a lesson about letting go of housework after her complaint to Jesus about Mary not helping out (Lk 10:38-42).

Read More →

Lent with Padre Pio: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
—Padre Pio

It has been said by many that this phrase was St. Pio’s motto. He also used the phrase to counsel people. For him, the message seemed obvious. If God is watching over and caring for us, there is no need to worry. Padre Pio’s ability to hand things over to God is enviable.

Read More →

Subscribe to Our Blog

Skip to content