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The baptism of healing and protection

Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


I always wondered why we have Baptisms on Holy Saturday night. This year we had four, other years we have had up to fifteen and maybe thirty Confirmations and First Communions. But what is the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday and the Sacrament of Baptism? It […]

Redeeming Medieval Captives — The Story of The Order of Mercy

Imagine this: It is the year 1225, and a small merchant ship from Spain pulls up its sails and anchors in Algiers, in northern Africa. But the ship’s most important cargo is not olive oil or fruit. It is two Christian men who have offered themselves in exchange for other Christians who have been captured […]

Martyrdom and Charism — The Ransom of Christian Captives

Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M. Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy

Are we Christians headed toward persecution in the United States? This and many questions are raised and discussed in the following paraphrased transcription of the below video talk, given by Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.  The first part is an introduction to […]