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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II

“To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to set out on the difficult path of the Gospel virtues.” (Pope St. John Paul II; WYD Toronto Welcoming Ceremony; July 25, 2002) Print this entry

Daily Lenten Reflection — FAQ for making a Daily Examen

A necessary part of advancing in the spiritual life and forming a deeper relationship with God is to examine oneself, praying that God will reveal to us our soul as He sees it. This act of self-examination is referred to as an examination of conscience or an examen. We should make the examen a part of our daily prayer. When […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II

“To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to set out on the difficult path of the Gospel virtues.” (Pope St. John Paul II; WYD Toronto Welcoming Ceremony; July 25, 2002) Print this entry

Daily Lenten Reflection — Conformed to God’s Will

“Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, a spirit of always pondering on what is right and of hastening to carry it out…” (Collect, Thursday of the First Week of Lent). We are not accidents of nature, we are made deliberately and designed for a purpose. One of the first truths we are taught as children is that God made […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John of the Cross

"St. John of the Cross" (detail) by Francisco de Zurbarán

“Whoever does not seek the cross of Christ doesn’t seek the glory of Christ.” (St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church) December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591). Print this entry