The Incredible Martyrdom of St. Peter Mary Chanel

The Incredible Martyrdom of St. Peter Mary Chanel

Exactly 8 years ago today I was sitting nervously in a chapel in Wellington, New Zealand. Why the nerves? Because I was at the tail-end of 10 day speaking tour that was to culminate that day with five full talks (i.e. one hour each)…and my voice was gone…absolutely toast. My throat hurt like the dickens […]

How Humans Can Resemble Angels…for Better or Worse

How Humans Can Resemble Angels…for Better or Worse

It’s no secret that perseverance is one of the most important attributes of the spiritual life. And yet, it’s often the case that following the initial euphoria of Easter, many of us fall back into the same-old bad habits we sought to destroy during Lent. We let down our guard and forget to keep seeking hard after the […]

099: Understanding Suffering through the Eyes of St. Paul

It’s impossible to read St. Paul’s letters without coming across the topic of suffering. It’s everywhere. And it’s because the question of suffering is constantly nagging us. Why do we suffer? What does it mean? If God loves us, how come we suffer? Enter St. Paul. His teaching is absolutely essential to the understanding of suffering and […]