surrender

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber

Daily Reflection — Hear the Word of God and Keep It

As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:27-28) Jesus loves His Mother more than any of us are capable of loving […]

discipleship-and-the-cross-featured-w740x493

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

“We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self…. The truest crosses are those we do not choose ourselves…. He who has Jesus has everything.” (St. Rose Philippine Duchesne) November 18 is the Optional Memorial of St. Rose Phiippine Duchesne […]

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber

Daily Reflection — Hunger and Thirst for God

“O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory. Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee. So I will […]

"Guardian Angel" (detail) by Cortona"Guardian Angel" (detail) by Cortona

Daily Reflection — Be Assured of God’s Protection

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust’” (Psalm 91:1-2). In humble gratitude, we give thanks to the Good God for His steadfast love and care for us. We praise Him for His glory. We call […]

"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

Is Your Heart Troubled?

Are you at peace or is your heart troubled? “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare […]

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

The Prophetic Voice of the Catholic Church — Dignity of the Human Person and the Right to Life

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) We live in an age that is filled with signs and wonders, many of which are ominous and terrifying – our economies continue in turmoil, wars and the fears of terrorism rage, our environment […]

"Blessed John Henry Newman" by Sir John Everett Millais"Blessed John Henry Newman" by Sir John Everett Millais

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed John Henry Newman

The Pillar of the Cloud, st. 1 Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home— Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet: I do not ask to see The distant scene,—one step enough for me.  (Blessed John Henry Newman) Print this entry

francis-cardinal-george-featured-w740x493

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

“It takes a deep faith to ‘swim against the tide,’ as Pope Francis recently encouraged young people to do at last summer’s World Youth Day. Swimming against the tide means limiting one’s access to positions of prestige and power in society. It means that those who choose to live by the Catholic faith will not be welcomed as political candidates […]

St. Ignatius of AntiochSt. Ignatius of Antioch

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ignatius of Antioch

  “No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.” (St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and […]