The classic work by John Yepes (Saint John of the Cross) is one of those not so easy to understand writings produced when a devout person is going through trials. I like to look upon the title "the Dark Night of the Soul" as a period of time where a Christian is going through a host of troubles and his (or her) spirit is troubled. They are in this dark tunnel of troubles and they wonder if…Continue
"BLESSED are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Often when a person reads this verse they see it as paradoxical. They wonder how they can be blessed when in such turmoil or heartache? There is an answer to this and it has several applications…Continue
A legend tells us that a small band of pious folk found what they considered to be the Crown of Thorns that was pushed down upon the head of the Savior just prior to his crucifixion. They took this great relic to a small chapel and set it upon an altar for many to see, and as the story has it, a certain monk opened up the doors, Easter morning, when he was alone, and the room was…Continue