Author - Fr Joseph Esper

REVEREND JOSEPH M. ESPER is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit and pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Anchorville, Michigan. He received his Master of Divinity degree from St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. Through the years, Father Joe has lectured at Marian conferences, appeared on EWTN, spoken on Catholic radio, and written more than a dozen articles for This Rock, The Priest, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and other publications. He is also the author of numerous books, including Saintly Solutions, More Saintly Solutions, After the Darkness, Lessons from the Lives of the Saints, and Why Is God Punishing Me? In addition to Amazon, many of his most recent books are available through Queenship Publishing.


Jesus is The Lord of Life

In the middle of the 19th century, there was a six-year-old boy down South, whom we’ll call Mark. His parents had just died, and a well-to-do aunt who lived...


Lent: Like Journeying Across a Desert

In the early 1930s, there was a French pilot flying across the Sahara Desert in Africa who had to make an emergency landing, wrecking his plane in the process...


Rise, and Do Not Be Afraid

I grew up on a farm, and sometimes I rode with my father on the tractor when he was out working in the fields. On occasion he let me take the steering wheel;...


Placing Our Trust in God’s Hands

Over fifty years ago, there was a man named Ken who was widely-known for his calm, peaceful approach to life; nothing ever seemed to bother or upset him. A...


Taking Our Faith Seriously

Jesus speaks of how we must be salt for the earth and light for the world—but in fact, many of us as Catholics often fall short in living out and sharing our...


God’s Ways are Far Above Ours

A farmer ordered a dozen egg-laying chickens from the local livestock dealer, and said, “I’ll be away when you deliver them tomorrow, so just leave them in...