sanctification

Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Paul

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. “Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the […]

Daily Quote from Blessed John Paul II

“The fundamental objective of the formation of the lay faithful is an ever-clearer discovery of one’s vocation and the ever-greater willingness to live it so as to fulfill one’s mission.  …The lay faithful, in fact, are called by God so that they, led by the spirit of the Gospel, might contribute to the sanctification of the world, as from within […]

Faith at Work

Aren’t word plays fun? I have always appreciated the value of a nice, ambiguous slogan or phrase. Faith at work in particular is one that has consistently resonated with me. For some people, the phrase could mean that the faith itself is at work, in lives or situations. It’s always a joy seeing the faith being discovered, lived out, persevered […]

A Plethora of Purgatory Ponderings

No matter the Bible study, somehow, someway, someone will eventually throw out those dreaded purgatory questions: “Who believes in purgatory?” “What is the teaching regarding it?” “What is it like?” “How do you get out?” “When did it come into existence?” “What are some Scriptural references to it?” And, above all, “What exactly is it?” (Just to name a few!) […]

The Importance of Priestly Stability

Toward the end of St. John Vianney’s life, as pilgrims flocked to Ars from all over France, they would leave marveling not only about having witnessed “God in a man,” as one contemporary described Vianney, but “God in a parish.” They were amazed at the warm hospitality, radiant faith and ardent charity of the people of the village, who would […]