All posts by Andrew Garofalo

Sharing the stories of the Saints and the beauty of the Catholic Church.

Jesus Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene

A Meditation on John 20:11-18: Mary Magdalene Meets the Resurrected Christ

A meditation on Mary Magdalene meeting the resurrected Christ.

the desert

“Is it possible for God to prepare a table in the desert?”

In Scripture, the desert is a place of temptation, testing, solitude, prayer, and discipline. Jesus and John the Baptist both prepared for their ministries in the desert. Both Jesus and the Israelites were lead into the desert by God early in their histories and Jesus often went into the wilderness to be alone with the Father.

Lightsaber in space

The Force is strong in my family: Our Hero’s Journey

"Who's your favorite Star Wars character?" "Darth Vader!" "Is Darth Vader a good guy or a bad guy?" "Bad guy!" "What color is Luke's lightsaber in Episode VI?" "Green!" That was some of the Q&A between my son and I while walking up and down a frozen gravel mountain road on an overcast day in December 2006. ...

mountains clouds and forest

Pray and Grow Rich

Last week I finished reading Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill. In case you were not aware, Hill is also the author of the famous book Think and Grow Rich which was published in 1937 and is said to have sold over 100 million copies as of 2015. Hill wrote Outwitting in 1938, but his ...