Holy Communion

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Vianney

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

“When we leave the holy banquet, we are as happy as the Wise Men would have been, if they could have carried away the Infant Jesus.” (St. Jean-Baptiste Marie Vianney, Cure d’Ars) August 4 is the Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney, Priest (1786 – 1859). Print this entry

Daily Lenten Reflection—Sacramental Easter Duty

“Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Vianney

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

“When we leave the holy banquet, we are as happy as the Wise Men would have been, if they could have carried away the Infant Jesus.” (St. Jean-Baptiste Marie Vianney, Cure d’Ars) August 4 is the Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney, Priest (1786 – 1859). Print this entry

An Angel’s Message on All Souls’ Day

A thick fog has settled on the shore. The sun looks bleached and bone-white, almost like the moon. Usually I head to the beach in the warmer months, but some impulse has called me here on this crisp November morning. Strangely, the beach is filled with other people, walking slowly and huddled together against the chill. Suddenly I realize someone […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) August 14 is the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941). We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Vianney

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

“When we leave the holy banquet, we are as happy as the Wise Men would have been, if they could have carried away the Infant Jesus.” (St. Jean-Baptiste Marie Vianney, Cure d’Ars) August 4 is the Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney, Priest (1786 – 1859). If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe

“If Angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) August 14 is the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your […]

My Reset Button

What is it about being Catholic that’s so special to me? Is it that I just needed something to latch onto, a set of rituals to make my own and embrace? Why does it seem to “correct” so much of what I always struggled with? At Holy Thursday, battling tears and a three-year-old boy, I realized what it is. “Communion […]

Memories of a Misfit

My life has always been weird. As a little girl, I suffered through a series of unfortunate, extremely frizzy permanents, overseen by my older cousin Paulie who was going to beauty school. Yes, that’s me in the family photos with the glum expression and the fuzzy head. To make matters worse, I was overweight. Oh, not as bad as my […]