God as adversary

A while back I came across a quote that succinctly explains something that I and I know many others have experienced: The fallen human heart is seeing God as adversary. Oftentimes, we see God like many teenagers might see their parents – someone who doesn’t understand them, who doesn’t want Read more…

Spiritual recon

A few days ago, I came across this line in my prayer book. It’s not some quotable one liner like we sometimes have, but it’s never the less important for us. “Let us first consider the activity which is so closely connected with the spiritual life and which consists in Read more…

Back in the ring

A friend recently shared this quote from John Henry Newman:  “The whole course of Christianity…is but one series of troubles and disorders. Every century is like every other, and to those who live in it seems worse than all times before it. The Church is ever ailing…Religion seems ever expiring, Read more…

Terrifying vision

In the Secret of the Rosary, we hear of a certain woman in Rome, who believed that she didn’t need the rosary – it was a devotion “for which she had no taste.” Despite St. Dominic’s advice, she resisted praying the Rosary, and stuck with her own devotions. What happened Read more…

The Best Rosary

In the past month or so, we’ve covered topics around the Rosary quite a few times. Hopefully, by now, we can see its importance and its benefits for our souls and others. But, all that being said, it doesn’t make saying it any easier.  Let’s be frank, a daily Rosary Read more…

All about us

There’s a thought I’ve been mulling around in my head for a little while. Someday, it will probably be a full fledged article for Summons, but today I wanted to share a little bit.  Let’s start with these words from Christ: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love Read more…

Walk and chew gum

Somehow back in high school, I remember writing a paper, talking with friends on AIM, watching TV, while playing music in the background. I don’t know how I did it because nowadays, I can’t read a book while someone else is talking in the room.  While multi-tasking is darn near Read more…

Riches at Fatima

On June 13th in 1917, Our Lady appeared to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, the second of six apparitions. There’s so many lessons, warnings, and riches in the story of Our Lady of Fatima. But today, I wanted to highlight one in particular that I’ve been pondering.  After Read more…