First Thessalonians 5:17 says to “pray constantly,” but how do we do that? In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests a three-step approach used by St. Francis de Sales. These steps can be difficult or easy, but the important thing to remember is that simply inviting God into every moment is as good a way to pray as any.
Whether it’s our reputation as the smartest person in the class or office or a signature beard that makes us look like Chuck Norris, we all have something distinct that helps define us. In the end, though, when everything else fades away, there’s only one part of our identity that matters. Find out what part that is in this video, in which Fr. Mike uses his beard to make a razor-sharp point. Yes … his beard.
Fr. Mike helps us break down the barriers that may keep us from evangelizing. He points out that the best way to spread the gospel is just by being yourself, and leading people to Christ in your own way. Sometimes the greatest witness is a quiet one.
In this video, Fr. Mike advises us to dwell in the present and implement into this moment what we learned from the past. He points out that, while it isn’t healthy to live in the past, there is also a danger in leaving it behind completely.
Tamar, Judah, Solomon, and company are not exactly the ideal ancestors of the King of Kings; but in this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz shows how God can write straight with crooked lines, even when the line happens to be Jesus’ bloodline. Join Fr. Mike in this Christmas special, wherein he makes the monotonous genealogy of Christ in Matthew’s Gospel more intriguing than an epic movie trailer.
The Church in its great wisdom has designed the liturgical calendar with the human spirit in mind. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explores the reasons for the seasons in the Church’s calendar, with particular attention to the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
Sometimes when God tells us to wait he wants us to actively receive his grace for that moment. This is especially true during Advent. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz encourages us to prepare our souls for the arrival of Christ as we wait for Christmas Day.
Did you know that Mary actually did know her child would save the world? In fact, she was saved around forty-seven years before Jesus died. Fr. Mike Schmitz simplifies the complex theology behind the Immaculate Conception in this video. Using a clever analogy or two, he demonstrates how Scripture alludes to the fact that Mary was immaculately conceived, and he explains why this solemnity is so important to the Church.
What does Advent mean to you? A time to put the lights up, gift shop, and eat chocolate? Or is it something more? Fr. Mike says it’s good to prepare ourselves for Christmas during Advent, but ultimately that’s not what the liturgical season is about. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus had to stay in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. Will you use this season to make room for Jesus in your life?
This guy is hilariously white, but he married a beautiful Mexican so he thinks he’s latino, too. Arturo Trejo makes me double over laughing while he has genuine, wholesome fun being himself with his family.