July, 2014

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola

“A Prayer for Generosity” by St. Ignatius of Loyola (Memorial — July 31) “Teach us, Good Lord, To Serve Thee as Thou deservest; To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest; To labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that […]

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Encountering the Word – Psalm 149:4

“For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.” (Psalm 149:4) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this entry

"The Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Peter Chrysologus

“And the Creator… has made you in His image that you might in your person make the invisible Creator present on earth; he has made you his legate, so that the vast empire of the world might have the Lord’s representative.” (St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) July 30 is the optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop […]

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Encountering the Word – Isaiah 44:24

“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb: ‘I am the Lord, who made all things, who stretched out the heavens alone, who spread out the earth…’” (Isaiah 44:24) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your […]

The Paradox of Letting Children Go

When I saw my baby—my baby—flying through the air attached to bungee cords at the county fair, I couldn’t breathe and my arms suddenly ached to hold her and keep her safe. She was so high, so far away. Sure, she’s nine, but still . . . the sight evoked an all too familiar feeling, the same one I had when she took her first […]

St. Augustine of Hippo (detail) by Sandro Botticelli

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Augustine of Hippo

“Our Lord’s words teach us that though we labor among the many distractions of this world, we should have but one goal. For we are but travellers on a journey without as yet a fixed abode; we are on our way, not yet in our native land; we are in a state of longing, not yet of enjoyment. But let […]

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Encountering the Word – Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors […]

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O’Connor and the Devil’s Territory

Shocking, grotesque, violent, and dark! Readers often use these adjectives after reading Flannery O’Connor’s stories. In her day, the horrified reactions from country folks in the small town of Milledgeville where she lived were fairly predictable. Even her own mother flinched from the gruesomeness of her fiction—and an aunt took to bed for a week after reading O’Connor’s first novel. […]

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe

“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) August 14 is the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941). If you liked this quote, please share […]

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Encountering the Word – Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this entry