Star Wars or Heaven’s Plan?

Today is National Star Wars Day and many of the film’s fans will be offering the movie’s famous greeting ,“May the force be with you,” or its pun for the day, “May the fourth be with you.” Judging by world conditions and the strife that abounds both at home and abroad, we could use some force and power to bring relief, order, and justice to our beleaguered globe. Read the rest…

Our Lady of Fatima and Women’s Role in World Peace

IMG_2324Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

History was made this year when Women of Grace® founder, Johnnette Benkovic, delivered a message about the dignity and vocation of women to the world stage at the United Nations – a message delivered while standing in the shadow of the same Pilgrim Virgin Statue that first visited this global entity 65 years ago!

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Pope Reflects on Fatima Visit

Pilgrim virginCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Just after returning from his brief pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, Pope Francis reflected on the experience, saying that while visiting the site of the apparitions, he felt immersed in the prayer of the faithful “that for one hundred years has flowed there like a river.”

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Star Wars or Heaven’s Plan?

Star Wars or Heaven's Plan-update

Today is National Star Wars Day and many of the film’s fans will be offering the movie’s famous greeting ,“May the force be with you,” or its pun for the day, “May the fourth be with you.” Judging by world conditions and the strife that abounds both at home and abroad, we could use some force and power to bring relief, order, and justice to our beleaguered globe. Read the rest…