Sacred Heart First Friday Devotion

Today being the First Friday of the month, I had an idea I’d like to share.

If you are a parent or know a parent with children in a Catholic School, I suggest contacting the school leadership to have them offer First Friday Mass throughout the year. If started in October, this would be exactly 9 First Friday’s before school ends in June.

Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque (1647-1690), a French nun in the Visitation Order, and gave her the special task to spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart.

He said: ““I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.” — Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary

Our Lord made several other promises, among which are that “Tepid souls shall become fervent” and “Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection”.

What an incredible gift to give to our children! Please prayerfully consider this.

Here is more info about the devotion:

The Feast of the Assumption

Happy Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Today we celebrate when Mary, at the end of her earthly life, was taken up body and soul into her new home in Heaven.

Thank you, Mother Mary, for always saying YES to our Lord.  Help us to imitate you, to make God the center of our lives.  Help us to love Jesus like you did.

By the power of God, please bring all the holy souls in Purgatory to their final resting place in Heaven.  Amen!

All Saints Museum has an On-line Exhibit dedicated to Mary.  Please visit it in honor of her.  Thank you!

Saint Gemma Triduum

Hello All Saints Museum family!

In honor of Saint Gemma Galgani, Patron Saint of All Saints Museum, whose Feast Day is April 11th, I want to encourage you all to say a Triduum Prayer to her.  She won’t fail you.  Begin it this weekend to end on her special day!

Saint Gemma Galgani was an Italian Mystic born March 12, 1878.  She is well known for her devotion to the Passion of Christ, and therefore is a wonderful Saint to venerate during Lent and through Easter.  She is one of the few Saints to receive the Stigmata (which are the wounds of Christ).  Saint Gemma Galgani died on April 11th, 1903.

Please learn more about her by checking out my dear friend’s website –

You may also be interested in seeing our Saint Gemma Galgani Exhibit, and of course also our Live Wax Museum Exhibit, click on Saint Gemma’s name.

Saint Gemma, Pray for us!

Visible Faith

All Saints Museum Family,

Happy Lent!  I hope your Lent has been fruitful so far.  Keep the faith and the good works!

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8), so we know this is Sanctifying Grace which is given by the Sacraments. And faith is “the evidence of things unseen” (Hebrews 11:1), which makes perfect sense because the Sacraments show us visibly the truth which is happening invisibly. Therefore the Sacraments are the visible signs of our faith, evidence of the Grace within us – that is the “participation in Divine Life” (CCC 1997). And moreover this is proof that “faith alone” doesn’t save us, because the Sacraments are in themselves works- that is outward signs, but the Grace is freely given by God.  Not our own works, but the work of God through us, through our faith.  Jesus came to do the work of His Father, and He sent us to continue His work! (see John 17:18 and John 20:21).  And the work of God is this – to believe in Jesus (see John 6:29).  Therefor it is neither faith alone nor works alone which saves us, but by Grace through faith – visibly manifest by the works we do in Christ.

In this season of Lent, I encourage you to receive especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  How wonderful a Sacrament – God’s work in our Heart to Heal and Forgive and impart His Free Gift of Grace.  Amen.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

All Saints Museum family.

On behalf of the Museum, I would like to wish you all a warm and peaceful Christmas and a New Year full of renewed devotion to the Saints.  We have updated our  Holy Card Project to include cards from our collection for November and December.

Enjoy, and please keep All Saints Museum in your prayers.

God bless,

October Saints – Holy Card Project Updated

All Saints Museum family.

As we continue to add to our  Holy Card Project we will keep you updated.  Like September, October also has some real power-house Saints including Saint Therese of Lisieux, Saint Francis of Assisi, and Saint Teresa of Avila.

Enjoy, and please keep All Saints Museum in your prayers.

God bless,

Catholic Education

Catholic Schools are a ministry of the Church.  Therefore, it saddens me to hear parents say that they would sacrifice the Catholic Identity of their school for the academics because they can always teach their kids the Catholic Faith at home.  As if the Faith can be given at home any better than academics could be given at home.  We can give a basic academic education at home as well, just as surely as we can give a basic Catholic education.  But that’s why we choose to send our kids to Catholic School – to get both.  Sure, one can provide the Identity at home, but not to the extent the Catholic school does.  Individual Catholic formation at home is important, but it is only a piece.  A child really truly needs a Community Catholic formation in order to be equipped for God’s purpose in their life.  That is the value the Catholic School provides.  It’s their mission!   It’s almost guaranteed that many of the Catholic Schools are heavily focused on making their schools “academic” at the cost of their soul – because that’s what appeals to the demographics especially in the United States.  Little do they even ponder this fact:  academics gets us through this life, maybe.  Catholic Faith gets us through eternity, definitely.

Mother Angelica Quote
Mother Angelica Quote

Saint Francis Display

We had a great opportunity this past week to display a Portrait of Saint Francis of Assisi along with a 1st Class Relic for Veneration in honor of his Feast Day at Saint Leo the Great Church in San Jose.  Big THANKS to Portraits of Saints for the beautiful art, and to Saint Leo the Great for allowing this.  I’m sure we will never know how many souls were touched.

Please continue to pray for All Saints Museum, that we may be able to bring these kinds of opportunities to more and more people.

Saint Francis Display
Saint Francis Display
Saint Francis Relic Info
Saint Francis Relic Info


In Christ Jesus

Holy Card Project Updated

All Saints Museum family.  I’m happy to report that our Holy Card Project has been updated to include the September Saints from our Holy Card collection.  There are some real power-house Saints between last month and this month.  Cards include the Archangels, St. Padre Pio, and the newest Saint, Teresa of Calcutta.

Enjoy, and look out for our next installment for the Saints of October.

God bless,