intercession

Three Powerful Lessons from the Blessed Mother

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. For quite some time, I have had a desire to write about my ever growing appreciation and deepening […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori

“How pleasing to Him it will be if you sometimes forget yourself and speak to Him of His own glory, of the miseries of others, especially those who mourn in sorrow; of the souls in purgatory, His spouses, who long to behold Him in Heaven; and of poor sinners who live deprived of His grace.” (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori

“How pleasing to Him it will be if you sometimes forget yourself and speak to Him of His own glory, of the miseries of others, especially those who mourn in sorrow; of the souls in purgatory, His spouses, who long to behold Him in Heaven; and of poor sinners who live deprived of His grace.” (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, […]

Take your needs to God!

Photography © by Andy Coan

I’ve often heard people say that they don’t want to trouble God with their petty needs and concerns.  After all, he has more important things to attend to, like running the universe. Yet, the New Testament makes God out to be a glutton for punishment.  Not only does Jesus often urge us to ask for what we need, (“Ask and […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, C.Ss.R.

St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, C.Ss.R. Bishop and Doctor of the Church

“How pleasing to Him it will be if you sometimes forget yourself and speak to Him of His own glory, of the miseries of others, especially those who mourn in sorrow; of the souls in purgatory, His spouses, who long to behold Him in Heaven; and of poor sinners who live deprived of His grace.” (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, C.Ss.R.

St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, C.Ss.R. Bishop and Doctor of the Church

“How pleasing to Him it will be if you sometimes forget yourself and speak to Him of His own glory, of the miseries of others, especially those who mourn in sorrow; of the souls in purgatory, His spouses, who long to behold Him in Heaven; and of poor sinners who live deprived of His grace.” (St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Teresa of Avila on St. Joseph

"The Holy Family (detail)" by Murillo

“Though thou hast recourse to many saints as thine intercessors, go specially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church; Spiritual Maxims #65) 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 comments […]

Dear Blessed Mother

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters

  “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” (Saint Francis de Sales) Dear Blessed Mother, You may wonder why I am writing this letter to you.  As I reflected on you during Eucharistic adoration this week, I was reminded of how much more clearly I communicate when I […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Teresa of Avila on St. Joseph

St. Joseph and the Child Jesus

“Though thou hast recourse to many saints as thine intercessors, go specially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church; Spiritual Maxims #65) 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 both […]

Daily Quote from St. Aloysius Gonzaga

O Holy Mary! My Mother; into thy blessed trust and special custody, and into the bosom of thy mercy, I this day, and every day, and in the hour of my death, commend my soul and body. To thee I commit all my anxieties and sorrows, my life and the end of my life, that by thy most holy intercession, […]