Yes, The Darkness Is Real…

I am sharing this so that we can prepare. Whether it happens in our life time or not, we can step up to protect the next generation. It also reminds us to keep our hearts, mind and soul focused on Jesus.

I will share the following Catholics who speaks it as it is. They are also observant and can read the signs of the times. God reveals to us via His words, His son and our Blessed Mother, saints and through personal prophecies and visions, as well as many warnings of the darkness that is here. We as children of God need to know, and keep ourselves Christ centred. This will help us resist the temptation of our world – which is really in Satan’s grasp.

There is hope in the midst of the chaos and coming chastisement. Keep focused on Jesus. He will guide each of us through it.


Secularism and It’s Dark Belly


Three Days of Darkness

Dark Nights

This past few weeks, so many around me are going through life (filled) challenges. Many are in a “clinical” depression, sad, or anxious. There are a few friends going through cancer treatments. For some, they cannot see the light and cannot grasp the inner joy within. I lack words of comfort.

For many their darkness stems from not only the death of those close to them, but from the dark cloak of secularism which has taken away their soul and replacing it with shallow emotionalism. Where has their inner joy, peace and love gone?

A young friend just lost her mom and bestie, and she asked me why she is being punished. “Where is God?” “God doesn’t exist!” She is not the only friend who has experienced the death of love ones. I can only listen and silently pray in my heart for them.

There is another recovering from addiction, and sometimes the pain is so bad she has strayed away from her program – “falling off the wagon.”

I recall Father D. Callaway, MIC once saying that therapy without healing the soul (spiritual) is ineffective. The mind and body may get better, but the spirit is weak and often times they fall back into their addiction.

How do I proactively help them? Yes, I try to listen mindfully without opening my big mouth. I give a hug. I also say a silent prayer for them asking for the light of Jesus to touch their souls. I pray for their healing, or I send them prayers to pray.

When someone is ill, praying is the last thing on their mind. When in a depression, it’s difficult to see the light. When someone is going through the pain of lost, no words can comfort. That’s why it’s up to us to pray for their healing, pray a rosary, or light a candle, or offer a mass on their behalf, and above all something I have learnt of late – to listen mindfully. With Jesus in us, this is what we are called to do.

Going through the “dark night of the soul” is real. It is also a process of drawing one nearer to God. There is a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. God is ever loving and merciful – He waits to hear from us. He waits for us to seek him to help us go through the “dark night of the soul”.


He welcomes our prays for the other.

There is also the freedom to choose. God also wants us – sick, depressed and going through life challenges – to seek him freely.

God also seeks for those in need to seek him from where they are at in their life’s journey. Following Father Mike today – Day 8 helped me understand this more fully: https://youtu.be/m6f2J4Cr3Ps


God Bless all those going through trials, illness, depression, and lost of love ones. Those of us in the faith, let us pray, pray, and pray for them. We can pray the Rosary 📿, light a candle at church, offer a mass. 🙏💕


Note: Forgive me for doing injustice to Saint John of the cross and his “dark night of the soul”. There is a multi-fold meaning to his work, and I do him a great injustice by the flippant and generalized way I am appropriating his phrase.

RIP Papa Benedict XVI

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253168/benedict-xvi-dead-at-95-the-humble-worker-and-his-legacy-of-hope-to-the-catholic-church

May the Holy Family embrace his soul and lift him up before the Father. RIP 🙏💕

I also ask in the name of Jesus, for blessings upon the Catholic Church, all Catholics and Christians as we enter into a New Year, and as we close an era. As we enter into a new age within the Catholic Church, I pray the the Holy Spirit to stir the hearts of lost sheep, and, to move the hearts of those coming to faith. Amen.

May God Bless each and everyone of us. 🙏💕

Pray For Pope Benedict XVI

Former pope Benedict is ‘very sick’, Pope Francis says.

This was reported through the news wire, and I ask all to pray for him, (https://www.reuters.com/world/pope-francis-asks-prayers-ex-pope-benedict-who-he-says-is-very-sick-2022-12-28/

I reason why I post this is not only to ask for prayers for former Pope Benedict XVI, but for the challenges within and out of the Catholic Church that may come afterwards.


God Bless 🙏💕

Christmas Eve Quote

On this Christmas Eve, I would like to share this quote by Pope Benedict XVI:

“God has done everything; he has done the impossible: he was made flesh. His all-powerful love has accomplished something which surpasses all human understanding: the Infinite has become a child, has entered the human family. And yet, this same God cannot enter my heart unless I open the door to him.”

–Pope Benedict XVI

Let us open the door to him, and share this story to all those around us. Let us pray that Jesus will enter the hearts of those who don’t know him.

Christmas Blessings to all 🙏💕

A Look Back…

There is a joy to in the season of Advent as we prepare our hearts and soul to receive God’s gift:

“The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. From the earliest days of the Church, people have been fascinated by Jesus’ promise to come back. But the scripture readings during Advent tell us not to waste our time with predictions. Advent is not about speculation. Our Advent readings call us to be alert and ready, not weighted down and distracted by the cares of this world (Lk 21:34-36).

From: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year/advent

Christmas is a season for active preparation through fasting, reading the Bible, and prayer. It is a time to share with our families and communities the love of God. It is a time to express our resounding joy.

Praying the Joyful Mysteries, allows us to follow Mary’s “Yes” to the birth of Jesus. Through Mary’s eyes, we journey along with her in the faith, hope and joy. Reading scripture (Luke 1:26-56). also allows us to focus our minds and hearts on the true reason for the season – Christ, coming to redeem all of humanity.

https://rosarycenter.org/the-joyful-mysteries-without-distractions

Listening to hymns and carols immerses us in the soulful sound of celebration – we become a part of the heavenly choir:

Finally, I want to repost some thoughts I had as we ended the Year of St. Joseph. Christmas is also his story. Our story is no matter how often we fall or tumble, the light of Jesus lights our path.

https://rejoiceandpraise.ca/2021/12/18/a-light-in-my-path/

God Bless 🙏💕

Christ the King Novena

Starting today is the Christ the King Novena

Day 1 – November 11

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 2 – November 12

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 3 – November 13

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

May children waiting to be placed in a loving home and the caregivers who serve those children find strength and support from the Church.  

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 4 – November 14

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 5 – November 15

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 6 – November 16

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 7 – November 17

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 8 – November 18

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.

Day 9 – November 19

Intention

[Mention your intentions here]

Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King
     The beginning and end of all things,
You have made your Church to be a people
     that bears witness to the goodness and beauty of your kingdom.
By your Holy Spirit, you have united us as one body,
     called to live as one family of God.
Fill our hearts with your grace,
     that we would be close to you
     by being close to the vulnerable and marginalized.
Give us the patience to share one another’s burdens,
And give us the courage to always be friends of the truth.
May we remain with you always.
Amen.


Thank you for praying this novena with me. May the hand of God bless each and everyone of you.

🙏💕

Saint Jude Novena

Starts today:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

(State your intentions here)

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, you loved our Lord, help me to love Him more.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


God Bless 🙏💕