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DAILY GRACES

The Touched by Grace Blog

 

Padre Pio's Inspiring Words

People learned more about Padre Pio after he was chosen by our Lord to bear the stigmata. Our Lord blessed his holiness with other...

Padre Pio and Dad

A few years ago, a friend shared her story on how she was blessed by Padre Pio. Here's a tribute to a prolific miracle worker on his...

On License Plates

I like looking at car plates. Especially during slow Los Angeles traffic. Do you? It’s nice to read what people put on their license...

Economics of Time Rehashed

Have you ever calculated how much time you spend on your activities? Let’s estimate. According to Nielsen, an average person spends...

St. Teresa of Calcutta

I heard it said that people who are good die young. Much like the saints I know. There's like St. Therese of the Child Jesus, St. Maria...

St. Monica

Not all mothers are created equal. The story of St. Monica is one of persevering in faith and prayers. Not only for her husband and her...

St. Maximillian Kolbe

13 [a]No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. - John 15:13 This is the gist of St. Maximillian Mary...

St. Dominic

We have a St. Dominic Church close to our home. I've gone to the adjacent Catholic school a couple of times for our sons' football games....

St. Martha

Do you recall the story of Martha complaining to Jesus that Mary is not helping her with household chores? Well, that' sounds exactly...

St. Charbel

I have never heard of this saint. Until a flight to Los Angeles when a passenger asked me about him. Since then, I have done some...

St. Mary Magdalene

For almost all my life up until about eight years ago, I thought that St. Mary Magdalene was the same woman as the penitent sinner who...

God's Grace Manifested

Paul and I have three sons. By the time the youngest Alex started Kindergarten, I knew I had my fair share of chaperoning children on...

Father's Day 2022

All these years, I thought that the father who inspired Father's Day was a widower with six children. I was partly wrong. He was a...

On Pentecost 2022

Pentecost is celebrated this coming Sunday, June 5. In early 2022, I was invited by one of our church's ministries, the Catholic...

A Hero's Journey

Joseph Campbell is an American author and literary professor who wrote in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, that all hero myths...

 

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