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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...