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St. Francis XavierI do not love You because You can give me paradise or condemn me to hell, but because You are my God. I love You because You are You.
Quote from Flannery O’ConnorYou do not write the best you can for the sake of art, but for the sake of returning your talent increased to the invisible God to use or not use as He sees fit.
Another quote from Flannaery O’ConnorDon’t let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story-just like the typewriter was mine.
Saint Benedict’s Prayer BookGrant, O Lord, that none may love You less this day because of me; that never word or act of mine may turn one soul from Thee; and, ever daring, yet one more grace would I implore, that many souls this day, because of me, may love Thee more. Amen.
St. Therese of Lisieux: Everything is GraceEverything is a direct effect of our Father's love.....difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul's miseries, her burdens.....her needs.......everything because through them, she learns humility and realizes her weakness. Everything is grace because everything is God's gift. Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events, to the heart that loves, all is well.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla on medicine:We touch Jesus in the bodies of our patients: in the poor, the young, the old, children..........
St. Gianna Beretta Molla on work:We are apostles, and if we do not want our work to be in vain, but to be effective, there is only one method that will not fail: prayer. We must pray with faith, hope, charity, humility, devotion and reverence.....work can be prayer.....if we offer to the Lord all the actions that we perform, so that they might serve His glory.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the CrossDo you want to be totally united to the Crucified? If you are serious about this, you will be present, by the power of the Cross, at every front, at every place of sorrow, bringing to those who suffer comfort, healing, and salvation.
St. John BoscoHealth is God's great gift, and we must spend it entirely for Him. Our eyes should see only for God, our feet walk only for Him, our hands labor for Him alone; in short, our entire body should serve God while we still have the time. Then, when He shall take our health and we shall near our last day, our conscience will not reproach us for having misused it.
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“In the sacred liturgy we celebrate not only the events themselves of salvation history but also the men and women and children redeemed by the Saviour who have lived and proclaimed this Mystery in a manner worthy of imitation. In … Continue reading
The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive conflict fought between the outnumbered European fleet and the advancing Islamic Ottoman Turks on October 7, 1571. Pope Pius V armed the entire European fleet with rosaries and named them the Holy League. … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight Earlier this year I made the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. I had known about the Total Consecration for a few years through friends who had completed it. I even had the book, Preparation for … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight “I’ll pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary for you,” I assured a friend who had just revealed some upsetting news. “It seems appropriate.” I had never prayed the Rosary of Seven Sorrows before … Continue reading
Also posted at Catholic Insight In 1972, singer Helen Reddy exploded onto the pop charts with the song that became the anthem for the young women of my generation and for our older sisters. I Am Woman Hear Me Roar … Continue reading
Hail, holy Mother! The Child to whom you gave birth is the King of Heaven and earth forever. Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from The Infancy Narratives: Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI: Mary wrapped the child in swaddling cloths. Without yielding to sentimentality, we may imagine with what great love Mary approached her hour and prepared for … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight On a recent Saturday morning, I had the privilege of speaking to the Raising Faith-Filled Kids Group at Newman Centre, Toronto. We looked at ways in which Catholic families can strive to grow in holiness. In … Continue reading
The third Sunday in Advent is filled with joyful anticipation. We’re halfway there! Jesus’ birthday will be here soon! In our home, the manger reminds us of this and our Advent candles which we have faithfully lit over the last … Continue reading
The following is a reflection written by Servant of God, Catherine Doherty: Virgin of Virgins, cool as the snow on the heights, untouched and unscaled… warm, glowing like fire, whose heat can consume without consuming, a fire that draws with … Continue reading