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Author Archive: Carol Monaco

Carol Monaco is the writer, editor, and publisher of "Journey to Our Lady," a spiritual publication that helps readers develop a deeper understanding and closer relationship to our Blessed Mother. Carol also is a member of Association Jeanne Jugan, a Catholic lay organization that provides individuals with an opportunity to share in the spirituality of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and Carol is a member of the World Apostolate of Fatima. Carol also enjoys photography!

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Splendors of the Light

May 26, AD2018 0 Comments
Splendors of the Light

Among the many wonders of spring are the light of day that grows longer and the warmth of the sun that beckons the flowers to come alive after a winter’s slumber. Perhaps, the signs and wonders of spring illustrate the splendors of the Light of Life. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows […]

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Peace Be With You

April 30, AD2018 0 Comments
Peace Be With You

In the days preceding Pentecost, the Resurrected Christ appeared before His disciples, each time saying, “Peace be with you.” His greeting was not meant as a light salutation, but rather as a gift that only God can give. Let us ponder: When the crucified Christ rose from the dead in His glory, He still had […]

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Passion and Grace

March 28, AD2018 0 Comments
Passion and Grace

As we celebrate the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us also embrace Mary our Blessed Mother who shares in the passion and grace that open the gates of Heaven to us. United with her Son in His work of our redemption, Mary is our refuge and Mother of Mercy. Mary experienced firsthand […]

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Prepare Your Garden

March 3, AD2018 0 Comments
Prepare Your Garden

In the Gospel according to Mark, Christ talks about the sower of seeds. As he sowed, some seeds fell on a path, other seeds fell on rocky ground, while still more fell among thorns. Only the seeds that fell on fertile soil took root and produced fruit. As we get ready for Easter, let us […]

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Path of Renewal

January 13, AD2018 0 Comments
Path of Renewal

According to a reading from the second letter of St. Peter, “We await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. … Therefore, … be eager to be found without spot or blemish before Him, at peace” [2 Peter 3:13-14]. In this time of waiting, let us consider ways of renewing our commitment […]

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In the “Presents” of God

December 30, AD2017 0 Comments
In the “Presents” of God

Ever since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what [God] has made [Romans 1:20]. When we lift our sights toward Heaven, we begin to see God’s beauty here on earth. Whether it is in nature from the tiniest wild […]

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Always Be Thankful

November 23, AD2017 0 Comments
Always Be Thankful

“Give thanks to the Lord, invoke His name; make known among nations His deeds. Sing to Him, sing His praises, proclaim all His wondrous deeds. Glory in His holy name; rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord” [1 Chronicles 16:8-10]. To see God working in our lives is difficult at times, especially when we are under […]

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Your Life Can Be Bountiful

October 30, AD2017 1 Comment
Your Life Can Be Bountiful

“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,…think about these things,” [Phil 4:8] Each one of us has the wonderful potential to become bountiful, to grow in God’s goodness and in doing so, spread faith, hope, and love that can sustain our world in difficult […]

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You Duped Me O Lord!

September 30, AD2017 2 Comments
You Duped Me O Lord!

How often, especially in times of crisis, do we feel tricked by God? We think we have been duped into believing that all will be well if we just have faith in the Almighty. In fact, when bad times hit, we feel abandoned and betrayed. Even Jesus Christ felt abandoned when He said from His […]

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A Devotional: The Rock

September 1, AD2017 0 Comments
A Devotional: The Rock

“Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but my Heavenly Father…you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” [Matthew: 16:17-18] God gives us infinite treasures that can help us on our journey to holiness and ultimately to Heaven. […]

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Mary Assists Our Rise in Holiness

July 30, AD2017 2 Comments
Mary Assists Our Rise in Holiness

The archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary at the Annunciation, he said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you, have found favor with God”[Luke 1:30]. Fear is an effective weapon in the devil’s arsenal to stop us on our journey to holiness and ultimately to Heaven, however, fear never stopped Mary. Mary Will Lead Us Mary […]

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A Devotional: Magnify Our Lord With Mary

June 30, AD2017 3 Comments
A Devotional: Magnify Our Lord With Mary

As Mary, our Blessed Mother said to the servants at the wedding,“Do whatever He tells you” [John 2:5]. At the Wedding Feast of Cana, turning water into wine was the beginning of Jesus’ miracles. He went on to heal the sick, turn sinners into disciples, raise the dead, and blaze a path to Heaven for […]

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