Chapter 5 – St. Thérèse, St. Joan of Arc, and Mary’s Rose

SJST Fifth in the series, “My Life with St. Joan and St. Thérèse.” 1987, Guymon Oklahoma “Someone has been leaving a rose each week at the foot of Our Lady’s statue in the chapel.” Mrs. Birdsill smiled and looked warily at me. “We’re not sure who it is.” I stood in the hallway of the rectory,… More Chapter 5 – St. Thérèse, St. Joan of Arc, and Mary’s Rose

Jeanne d’Arc praying before the final battle at Orléans

I am sharing this small segment of Joan the Maid – The Battles The Prisons, starring Sandrine Bonnaire as Joan of Arc. This movie (a two DVD set) is my favorite Jeanne d’Arc movie. The script follows very closely to the true words of Joan of Arc as we know them from the notarized transcripts… More Jeanne d’Arc praying before the final battle at Orléans

How Joan of Arc can help us in our struggles with the Church today

“If the Church Militant tells you that your revelations are illusions or somehow diabolic, would you defer to the church?” – Joan, “In that case, I would defer as always to God, whose command I have always obeyed, and I know well that what is contained in this trial comes through God’s command, and what… More How Joan of Arc can help us in our struggles with the Church today

A Catholic madman’s guide to the galaxy (and on going home to Guymon, OK)

(Written in the Spring of 2012.) I’m writing this not knowing whether or not I will be able to make my Guymon High School 35th class reunion this summer. Guymon Oklahoma is far from Chicago, and Oklahoma City, the gathering spot for the reunion, is not much closer. We’re all grown up these days, if… More A Catholic madman’s guide to the galaxy (and on going home to Guymon, OK)