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

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Francis of Assisi

“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 […]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Romano Guardini

“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 […]

Photograph © by Andy Coan

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Romano Guardini

“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) […]

St. Frances of Rome, Foundress

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Frances of Rome

“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. […]