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Ten years ago, I asked my novice master, Fr. Ambrose, for permission to begin writing and illustrating a book on the life of St. Philomena. The permission was granted, the project was blessed, and I began pulling together all the materials needed to complete this book.
In the sanctuary of the abbey church of St. Michael’s Abbey can be found a portal to the hidden hilltop of Tepeyac in the heart of Mexico. In this little chapel one can still witness that mystical scene in which Our Lady, appearing to Juan Diego, filled his tilma with heavenly roses.
Have you ever made a very simple request of someone and sensed that somehow you weren’t taken very seriously, or that the subject was changed all of a sudden, or that you were altogether ignored? I suspect that you have. This can make things in our relationships here very difficult, but have you ever felt that this happened in your conversation with God? Listen to the full reflection below.