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Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Francis of Assisi

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

“Wherefore, O you sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? (Ps 4,3). Why do you not recognize the truth and believe in the Son of God (Jo 9,35)? Behold: daily he humbles himself (Phil 2,8) as when from heaven’s royal throne (Wisd 18,15) he came down into the womb of the Virgin. Daily he himself comes […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Romano Guardini

Photograph © by Andy Coan

“On entering a church, or in passing before the altar, kneel down all the way without haste or hurry, putting your heart into what you do, and let your whole attitude say, Thou art the great God. It is an act of humility, an act of truth, and every time you kneel it will do your soul good.” (Fr. Romano […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Romano Guardini

Photograph © by Andy Coan

“On entering a church, or in passing before the altar, kneel down all the way without haste or hurry, putting your heart into what you do, and let your whole attitude say, Thou art the great God. It is an act of humility, an act of truth, and everytime you kneel it will do your soul good.” (Fr. Romano Guardini) […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Frances of Rome

St. Frances of Rome, Foundress

“A married woman must, when called upon, quit her devotions to God at the altar to find him in her household affairs.” (St. Frances of Rome [1384-1440 A.D.], Foundress; Optional Memorial – March 9) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using […]

The Lost Chalice

Written somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean… The church bell rang out loudly, like a glorious sound, over the hillside of this historic town.  I heard it proudly ringing across the water that separated my hotel from the city square.   For my European colleague who lives in Amsterdam, it was a normal sound, signaling the noon hour – time for lunch. […]

The Collection Basket

What you put in the collection basket says a lot about you and where you are at in your journey. Some of us put in our 10% tithing without a second thought. Some of us put in the few “extra” dollars we may have. Some of us struggle with the need to “give” to the already “rich” church and so […]