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St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Maximilian Kolbe

“Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving. Without sacrifice, there is no love.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) The Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941) is August 14. Please share on social media. Print this entry

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Priest

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Pio of Pietrelcina

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.” (St. Pio of Pietrelcina) The Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest (1887 – 1968) is September 23. Please share on social media. Print this entry

"Sacrifice of Isaac" (detail) by Caravaggio

Daily Reflection—Do you trust God?

So Abraham called the name of that place The Lord will provide; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” (Genesis 22:14). Today’s first reading (Genesis 22:1-19) is the account of Abraham’s response to God’s command to sacrifice Isaac. When commanded by God to offer his only son in sacrifice, Abraham’s […]

Daily Reflection—Stay or Go?

“And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood.” (Matthew:8-34). Today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 8:28-34) is the account of Jesus healing the Gadarene demoniacs. What strikes me about this passage is the fact that the manifestation of God’s mighty power resulted in the townspeople demanding that Jesus […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Paul of the Cross

“My heart breaks when I think of the sorrows of the most holy Virgin. Oh tender Mother, unutterable was Thy grief in finding Thyself deprived of your dear Son, and then in beholding Him dead in Thy arms! Ah! who can realize the sadness of Mary when She returned to Bethany after the burial of her Son? Jesus expires on […]

Cathedral of Christ the King – Atlanta Photography © by Andy Coan

Jesus—The Living Bread That Came Down From Heaven

The Altar of Sacrifice The Altar of Sacrifice on which the Lord redeemed us is His Cross on Calvary, lifted up nearly 2,000 years ago. Jesus has made it possible for that “once for all sacrifice” to be present to us in our day and where we are… no matter when and where that is. To be at Holy Mass […]

"The Parable of the Good Samaritan" (detail) by Jan Wijnants

Daily Reflection—Laying Down Your Life

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13). You may never have to actually die for someone you love. You may never have to die for a stranger. But you and I are called to die each day in countless ways both for our good and the good of […]

Photography © by Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

The Paschal Mystery

Burning but not consumed! This was the strange sight that Moses beheld in the desert—a bush on fire yet contained. Such a strange phenomenon! Moses moved closer to examine the mystery before him. “No, Moses, stop where you are and remove your sandals for this is holy ground!” This was no natural mystery as Moses would now realize, but one […]