St. Gabriel the Archangel

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Bernard of Clairvaux

The Annunciation (St. Gabriel and the Blessed Virgin Mary) by Paolo de Matteis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“And the Archangels—whom we must regard as differing in some degree from those called Angels—experience a delight that is filled with awe as they enter more closely into the counsels of eternal wisdom, and are commissioned to execute them with supreme skill at the proper place and time. Here you have the reason why these in turn love the Lord […]

Encountering the Word — Daniel 12:1

St. Michael the Archangel

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book. ” (Daniel 12:1) The […]

Encountering the Word — Luke 1:30-33

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Gabriel the Archangel

"The Annunciation" (detail by Murillo

“Hail, [Mary] full of grace, the Lord is with you… Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will […]

Encountering the Word — Luke 1:38

Photography © by Andy Coan

“And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’ And the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:38) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage […]

Is there room in your heart?

Another Advent Season is nearly concluded. Catholics and other Christians around the word have been waiting and watching for Christ to come. Indeed, not only waiting, but also preparing our hearts and homes for his arrival. In the gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A), we hear the angel of the Lord tell Joseph to not be afraid […]

Moving Closer To The Crib

Moving Closer To The Crib During a Season of Struggles and Great Hope We read in the Catechism, “When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present [the] ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for His second coming (CCC, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Gabriel the Archangel

"The Annunciation" - by Murillo

“Hail, [Mary] full of grace, the Lord is with you… Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will […]