temptation

St. Anthony on Spiritual Reading

The Temptation of St. Anthony (detail) by Lucas van Leyden [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  St. Athanasius (A.D. 296-373) was the Bishop of Alexandria and is a Doctor of the Church. He tells us that his orthodox heart was formed in the desert where he used to serve St. Anthony (A.D. 251 – 356), and out of this service came the spiritual masterpiece The Life of Antony. This biography alone is a wonder worth […]

Temptation is Good for Us

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

I used to be a full fledged alcoholic. At the time I was actually proud of it. I gave in to every temptation to get drunk without putting up any kind of fight. However, when I began to understand that there were detrimental effects to my drinking, my falls to temptation became a source of despair. After fully converting to […]

Encountering the Word — James 1:12-14

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

“When tempted, invoke your Angel. he is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.” (St. John Bosco, Priest, Confessor and Founder of the Salesian Society) The Memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest, Confessor and Founder […]

Baptism by the Fires of Temptation

"The Temptation of Christ on the Mount" (detail) Duccio di Buoninsegna

The Exodus Prefigures the Spiritual Journey of Christians During Lent God’s Chosen people remained in Egyptian captivity for 400 years and with hardened hearts and withering minds due to drudgery, they had forgotten God. Moses was sent to lead them out of slavery and into the Promised Land, but not before a 40 year trudge of purification through the barren […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 10:13

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

“When tempted, invoke your Angel. he is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.” (St. John Bosco, Priest, Confessor and Founder of the Salesian Society) The Memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest, Confessor and Founder […]

Set before you this day… Sin, Choice, and the Lesser of Two Goods

"Conversion of Saint Paul" (detail) by Caravaggio

“Why is it that any time we speak of temptation we always speak of temptation as something that inclines us to wrong. We have more temptations to become good than we do to become bad.” (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen) There are some things no one wants to talk about, death, taxes…our recent political cycle, but there’s one thing that must be addressed by us […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

“When tempted, invoke your Angel. he is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.” (St. John Bosco, Priest, Confessor and Founder of the Salesian Society) The Memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest, Confessor and Founder […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — by St. Francis of Assisi

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

“When the soul is troubled, lonely and darkened, then it turns easily to the outer comfort and to the empty enjoyments of the world.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) The Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226) is October 4. Print this entry