Father Francis Fernández

What are the Obstacles Between Catholic Men and Christ?

“As long as we live in the world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving into lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort seeking, which destroys love. Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against what separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue. Then they will be […]

"La Pentecôte" (The Pentecost) by Jean II Restout

Daily Catholic Quote — from Fr. Francis Fernández

“After Pentecost, our Lady is as it were, the heart of the infant Church. The Holy Spirit, who had prepared her to be the Mother of God, now at Pentcost disposes her to be Mother of the Church and of each one of us.” (Fr. Francis Fernández; In Conversation with God) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Fr. Francisco Fernández Carvajal

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Francis Fernandez

“The Cross is the essential mark of a Christian because it was the vehicle for the world’s Redemption. The Lord frequently used the expression bear the cross to summarize in this figure the Christian meaning of pain and contradiction” (Fr. Francis Fernandez; In Conversation with God) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share […]

Fr. Francisco Fernández Carvajal

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Francis Fernandez

“Normally Our Lord asks us to give a Christian witness through our ordinary lives, engaged in the same ways of earning a living, tackling the same concerns as other folk.  We have to act in such a way that others will be able to say, when they meet us:  This man is a Christian, because he does not hate, because […]

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

“As long as we live in the world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving into lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort-seeking, which destroys love.  Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against what separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue.  Then they will be faithful […]

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

“We have to show everyone that Christ is still alive by living heroically the events of our daily lives. The apostolic vocation which we all received at Baptism means giving witness in word and deed to the life and teaching of Christ.” (Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their […]

Integrating Catholicism with Our Work – Five Actionable Ideas

As we begin a new year, have you considered how to bring your Catholic faith with you to work? Made any resolutions in this area of your life? Putting God first and blending your faith with every aspect of your life will promote balance and peace, and help you on your faith journey toward a deeper relationship with God. Of […]

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

“But little or great, suffering accepted and offered to Our Lord produces peace and serenity. When it is not accepted, the soul is out of tune and its internal rebellion is shown externally in gloom or bad temper. We have to make a conscious decision to take up and carry the little Cross of every day with determination. Suffering can […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

“As long as we live in this world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving in to lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort-seeking, which destroys love.  Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against whatever separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue.  Then we will be […]

Priorities and a Life Filled with Meaning

As I was thinking over the last few days about the topic of this article, I wanted to find a way to share how I try to lead my life since my conversion into the Church in 2006.   It took me almost 40 years to make my way into the Catholic Church and I feel a burning desire to make […]