March, 2015

The Cross in Our Lives

There are so many reasons that Christ’s Cross should be on our minds as a Christian, especially because we are navigating the season of Lent—that beautiful and prayerful time of year. Holy Mother Church prods us to become more mindful of Jesus’ Passion and Death on the Cross—His unselfish holy sacrifice so that we might have Eternal Life. We practice […]

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

God could not keep, as it were, the secret of His Love — and the telling of it was Creation. Love overflowed. Eternity moved and said to time: “Begin.” Omnipotence moved and said to nothingness: “Be.” Light moved and said to darkness: “Be light.” Out from the fingertips of God there tumbled planets and worlds. Stars were thrown into their […]

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Encountering the Word — Matthew 22:34-40

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad′ducees, they came together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all […]

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Being Humbled…Again…on Holy Thursday

That year, I had to go to the back of the church to nurse the baby, so I had a clear view of the front of the church after Father’s homily on Holy Thursday. He invited everyone forward to have their feet washed. “It’s a gift you give me,” he said, with a look that I had come to recognize. It’s […]

Daily Lenten Reflection—Justice to the Nations

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not […]

"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Francis of Assisi

“It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are. And each should confidently make known his need to the other, so that he might find what he needs and minister to him. Let us, therefore, have charity and humility and give alms because it washes the stains of […]

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Encountering the Word — Isaiah 42:6-7

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those […]

"Christ's Entry into Jerusalem" by Hippolyte Flandrin

The Habits of Sin — A Palm Sunday Reflection

Alphonsus Mary Antony John Cosmas Damian Michael Gaspard de’ Liguori was born at Marianella near Naples, on September, 27th, 1696. From his earliest years he distinguished himself by his intelligence, piety and persistence of purpose. He lived an extremely active life of the mind and of great faith. At the conclusion of his life, for about the last three years, […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

“Crowd, celebration, praise, blessing, peace: it is a climate of joy that is being experienced. Jesus has reawakened many hopes of the heart, above all in the humble people, the simple, poor, forgotten, those who do not count in the eyes of the world. He understood human misery, he manifested the face of God’s mercy and deigned to heal the […]

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Encountering the Word — Mark 11:9-10

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture And those who went before and those who followed cried out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mark 11:9-10) Print this entry