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.

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Beatitudes: The Secret to Happiness

Once there was a very wealthy, self-important man who wanted his only son, a boy of nine, to realize just how fortunate he was, and how he should be grateful...

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Finding the One Our Hearts Seek

The 17th century English poet John Donne is best known for writing “No man is an island,” but he wrote many other things as well, including a story about a man...

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Mary Wants to be Our Mother

One weekday afternoon in October a professional storyteller named Dan was preparing for an after-school program at a neighborhood recreational center when a...

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We Thank Him by Passing it On

In one city there was a man who, every December, went about looking for people down on their luck and then surreptitiously sent them money. He became known as...

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Is There a Purpose to Life?

Years ago there was a poor family—a husband, wife, and son—who lived in a simple cabin in a rural area. They didn’t have very much in the way of material...

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Preparing for the Lord’s Second Coming

An Advent tradition many people enjoy is listening to a performance of Handel’s Messiah—the musical masterpiece which contains the famous “Hallelujah Chorus.”...

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Forgiven

The famous psychiatrist Dr. Karl Menninger, in his best-selling book Whatever Became of Sin?, told a story of something that happened in Chicago some years...

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Jesus is a Very Unusual King

If we were to study all the various kings in human history, we’d find some strange and unusual characters. For instance, the ancient ruler Mithridates, king of...