St. Teresa of Avila

February 23, 2013

The Sins of a Holy Priest

Fr. John Hardon talking with Pope John Paul, II

Fr. John Hardon talking with Pope John Paul, II

November 17, 2012

The Doorway to Holiness and Perfection

In her book The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa of Avila wrote, “…but it remains for us to become detached from our own selves and it is a hard thing to withdraw from ourselves and oppose ourselves, because we are very close to ourselves and love ourselves very dearly…It is here that true humility can enter.”

November 11, 2012

A “Wock & Woll” Experience

Last month my daughter Maria, her husband, Joe, and their two-year-old daughter, Grace, came into town from Chicago to stay at our home for a weekend.  On Sunday morning, while I was in the bathroom getting ready for church, I had my iPad tuned in to  With iHeartRadio, I’m able to play music from different “oldies” radio stations located throughout the United States.

November 27, 2010

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Nitwits?

I’m in a bad mood today (Monday, November 22).  I’m Irritable.  Angry.  Part of my problem is that I’m not feeling well (headache, exhausted, stomach cramps, cold symptoms).  On a normal day I have trouble practicing patience, but when I’m not feeling well I turn into a bear. On days like this, I’m better off staying away from other people, especially nitwits.