Blessed Martyrs of Pratulin

Today is the anniversary of the massacre of thirteen peasant men and boys who died defending a little Greek Catholic church in what is now Poland. They gathered, with their families and neighbors, to prevent the Russian Imperial government from imposing an...

Mark 10:46-52- You Gotta Want It

Christ is Born! It’s always very disheartening to see a person who has been incredibly gifted with natural ability- whether in music, sports, intelligence etc.- but lacking the drive to do anything with it. This is often noticed especially with teachers who...

Mark 11:11-23- I Don’t Give a Fig!

Christ is Born! Bible quiz- What type of leaves did Adam and Eve sew together to make themselves clothes in the garden of Eden? That’s right, fig leaves! We actually see fig trees in many places in Scripture. The fig tree came to be recognized as a symbol of...

Mark 11:23-26- Mind Your Manners

Christ is Born! I have heard it said, that when you ask the Lord to move a mountain, don’t be surprised if He hands you a shovel. Whatever the method of moving mountains, we need faith to see it through. In today’s reading our Lord reminds us of His amazing...

Mark 11:27-33- The Truth!? You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Christ is Born! Remember when you were younger and there was something you didn’t understand and so you brought it to your parents who realized how long it would take to try to answer the question, and how you wouldn’t get it anyway, and so they said “we’ll...