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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 2008, Bishop Athanasius Schneider penned a short book on his thoughts regarding the reception of Holy Communion in the hand while in a standing position and why this is a form of liturgical abuse. Dominus Est – It is … Continue reading
Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living … Continue reading
Salvation is communion, a union with Jesus and the Father, but also a union with others who share the same life. Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the sixth Sunday … Continue reading
“The mysteries that we commemorate this evening can also only be recognized by revelation and our knowledge of them can only deepen through faithful discipleship and an intense life of prayer.” Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight The advantages of the family gathering together to share a meal are well documented. Many experts in various fields of expertise tell us that the family meal helps our kids to stay off drugs, do better … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight Dear Father, About that funeral I attended at your parish: I know you were trying to be nice and consoling and reassuring but can we talk? One day, maybe soon, I’m going to die. If you … Continue reading
September 5 is the Feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Here is an excerpt from the book, Mother Teresa: In My Own Words. The lepers, the dying, the hungry, the ones sick with AIDS: they are all Jesus. … Continue reading
One of my fellow Catholic Insight Magazine bloggers wrote a great article on why faithful Catholics ought to be receiving the Holy Eucharist on the tongue……. “I’m heartbroken to announce that last week, we discovered a crushed consecrated Host beneath … Continue reading
When she was about four years old, #8 developed an active curiosity regarding the tabernacle at our parish church. At first we couldn’t understand why, at the end of communion, she would climb over us and stand on the kneeler, … Continue reading