"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

Daily Reflection—In God Alone

My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation. God alone is my rock and salvation, my fortress; I shall never fall. (Psalm 62:2-3). Psalm 62 is (one of the Psalms recited this evening at Vespers) speaks of the joy and confidence from knowing God intimately as the only One in whom we can ever find the fullness […]

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Encountering the Word — Psalm 71:1-3

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “In thee, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In thy righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline thy ear to me, and save me! Be thou to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for thou art my rock and my fortress.” (Psalm […]

The Fortress

When I envision a fortress, it invokes thoughts of strength, security and protection.  The image is comforting, particularly when used in relation to one’s faith.  I was speaking with someone I met recently about my faith and learned that he, too, was Catholic.  After hearing my story, he explained to me the role faith played in his life.  He described […]