Saints

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

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

“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, [...]

St. Ignatius of LoyolaSt. Ignatius of Loyola

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola

“A Prayer for Generosity” by St. Ignatius of Loyola (Memorial — July 31) “Teach us, Good Lord, To Serve Thee as Thou deservest; To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest; To labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that [...]

"The Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo"The Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Peter Chrysologus

“And the Creator… has made you in His image that you might in your person make the invisible Creator present on earth; he has made you his legate, so that the vast empire of the world might have the Lord’s representative.” (St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) July 30 is the optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop [...]

St. Augustine of Hippo (detail)
by Sandro BotticelliSt. Augustine of Hippo (detail) by Sandro Botticelli

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Augustine of Hippo

“Our Lord’s words teach us that though we labor among the many distractions of this world, we should have but one goal. For we are but travellers on a journey without as yet a fixed abode; we are on our way, not yet in our native land; we are in a state of longing, not yet of enjoyment. But let [...]

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and MartyrSt. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe

“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe) August 14 is the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894 – 1941). If you liked this quote, please share [...]

"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

“Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1286) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts [...]

Photography © by Andy CoanPhotography © by Andy Coan

Does Old versus New Apply in the Kingdom?

“Liberal” and “conservative.” The definitions of these terms are seldom stated. Usually they are just presumed. Often people call “conservative” those who like old-fashioned things and “liberal” those who favor the latest ideas, trends, and values. But for the Christian, the ultimate question is not personal preferences of style, or whether something is old or avant garde. It is rather [...]

St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the ChurchSt. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Catherine of Siena

“Charity is the sweet and holy bond which links the soul with its Creator: it binds God with man and man with God.” (St. Catherine of Siena) April 29 is the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (1347 – 1380). If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and [...]

St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and DoctorSt. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Francis de Sales

“Consider all the past as nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God.” (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) January 24 is the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using [...]

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A Timeless Lesson and the Burden of Sin

I have been thinking a great deal about my experience at Reconciliation this past Saturday. I felt an intense and unexplainable urge to go and confess my sins when I woke up that morning. I try to go every six weeks or so, but this was no routine visit to the priest for me. I needed to unburden myself of [...]