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This Lent, Prepare Yourself for a Marian Consecration

Want to drop a V6 engine into your Volkswagen Bug prayer life? Would you like to battle sin and Satan and sabotage like the mighty saints of yore? Then gird your loins, get on your knees, and prepare yourself for Marian Consecration. Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary… Today, Friday, February 20th, is not only a day for fasting and...

Why the Devil Hates the Blessed Virgin So Much (And Why You Should Love Her)

Satan hates the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, he has been doing everything in his power to discourage devotion to her and instill hatred for her for two millennia. Have you ever noticed that it is Marian dogmas and devotions that stir the strongest reactions in those who reject the Church? Even some good Catholics are embarrassed by devotion to...

On the Feast of the Assumption: Have Hope, Have Confidence

Throughout the course of our lives, we each encounter difficulties, sufferings, and trials. "Great is the anxiety all men are doomed to, heavy the yoke each son of Adam must bear, from the day when he leaves his mother’s womb to the day when he is buried in the earth, that is mother of all" (Sirach 40:1). Perhaps you are struggling...

Talk: 5 Reasons Every Man Should Love the Blessed Virgin Mary

Is Marian devotion just for women and children? How does devotion to Mary relate to Catholic men? Find out in the talk below, which I gave to the Knights of St. Joseph in La Crosse, WI earlier this summer. Note: The audio quality is somewhat poor as there was a lot of echo in the church.

Lose Yourself: Finding Freedom in Mary’s Risky Yes

Did she really say that? Did she really mean it? I keep turning back to Luke 1:38, “And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’” I take a few minutes to present myself before God in silence. When my mind wanders, I return to the spirit of Mary’s words....

May is Mary’s Month: 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Spiritual Mom

October is the month of the most Holy Rosary; November, the month to pray for the faithful departed; June we immerse ourselves in the ocean of mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; July we praise and worship the Precious Blood of Jesus, the price of our salvation. May is the month of Mary. Mary is the Daughter of God...

A Unique Opportunity: 33 Days to Morning Glory

I just wrote about my devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and today, I'd like to share a Marian devotion that can help you grow closer to Jesus. It's Marian consecration using the bestselling book 33 Days to Morning Glory. (Believe it or not, there's already 2 million copies of this book in print.) If you'd like to learn more...

The Other Woman in My Life

Men, I have a confession to make: There's another woman in my life. She's beautiful, faithful, holy and strong, and I love her more all the time. Don't worry, you don't have to tell my wife--- she already knows. I'm talking about the Blessed Virgin Mary. Brothers, despite what you may think, you need to be devoted to Our Lady....

Spiritual Weapons: 3 Hail Marys for Purity

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications..." St. Paul Every day, we face various temptations to sin. These temptations take many forms. Some of us struggle with an explosive temper, others with selfishness, others...