Vinny’s Blog


Mary’s Song

Posted on April 18, 2014

This is one of the most appropriate songs for Good Friday, told from the perspective of St. John and Our Blessed Mother. Get your tissues out! I’m posting it here b/c it’s from one of our CDs (Merciful Mother) that is no longer available.... Read More


The Annunciations to Joseph

Posted on March 19, 2014

A Reflection on the Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of Mary When we hear the word “annunciation,” we tend to think of the annunciation to Mary, when the angel Gabriel announces to her that, of all the women ever created, she is the promised virgin,... Read More


The Beautiful “Not Yet” …

Posted on November 3, 2013

Today’s Mass readings were so powerful for me, and one of the reasons was because I was remembering a chapter in my book where I quote JPII talking about the gospel. Ask yourself this question, “Who am I in the mind of God?” Just... Read More

To Love without Glue on my Hands

Posted on October 4, 2013

The official prayer of the Church, in the Liturgy of the Hours, begins with the Invitatory (an invitation to prayer) and the Invitatory Psalm (100). When I pray it with others, I recite it as it appears in the Liturgy of the Hours. But when I pray it... Read More


The Rosary of Intercession

Posted on September 29, 2013

Most of us who pray the rosary usually offer it for some specific intention, often multiple intentions, relating to our own needs or the needs of others. Typically, the intention is stated or mentally acknowledged at the beginning of the rosary and then... Read More


Solidarity in Prayer

Posted on September 7, 2013

What a wonderful experience — the Universal Church gathered in prayer! This morning, as I prayed the rosary with the Visitation Sisters after Mass, it struck me that we were joining millions of other people all over the world, uniting with them in a... Read More


“Miracle on the Hudson”Survivor Talks Forgiveness

Posted on August 12, 2013

“Once again, Vinny, you have penned a stroke of simple brilliance. I thoroughly enjoyed 7 Secrets of Confession as much as I enjoyed 7 Secrets of the Eucharist and 21 Ways to Worship. I must say though, that this book impacted me on a very personal... Read More


Marriage Prayer

Posted on June 29, 2013

When Donna and I were first married, on this feast of Sts Peter and Paul 45 years ago, I wrote a prayer for God’s blessing on our marriage. Today seems an appropriate day to share it: Father God, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart... Read More


A Writer’s “Confession”

Posted on June 19, 2013

What a great surprise yesterday to hear my own words coming back to me from the pulpit! Writing, to me (and probably to most Christian authors), is not a “job.” It’s a need and a prayer. A need to finally express what’s been building up in my... Read More

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Have you been Mercified?

Posted on June 4, 2013

Mercified. The word just popped into my head again. Yeah, I know, it’s not really a word — at least I’ve never seen it in a dictionary or heard it used on the street. But it’s a word to me, a word that has intrigued and fed me since the day I... Read More

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