Thomas à Kempis

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

Daily Catholic Quote — from Thomas à Kempis

“Very soon your life here will end; consider, then, what may be in store for you elsewhere. Today we live; tomorrow we die and are quickly forgotten. Oh, the dullness and hardness of a heart which looks only to the present instead of preparing for that which is to come!” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Book 1, Chapter […]

St. Michael the Archangel

On Slaying Dragons And Other Noble Pursuits

A Lesson In Motivating My Boy Child To Choose The Good In the three minutes we had been sitting in our church pew, Christopher, my five-year old, had managed the following: He “accidentally” tore several pages of the green Gather hymnal, He took off his brown leather school shoes and tossed them under the pew (revealing large holes in the […]

"Christ on the Cross" (detail) by Velazquez

Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis on the Holy Cross

“In the Cross is salvation; in the Cross is life; in the Cross is protection against our enemies; in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness; in the Cross is strength of mind; in the Cross is joy of spirit; in the Cross is excellence of virtue; in the Cross is perfection of holiness. There is no salvation of soul, […]

"La Pentecôte" (The Pentecost) by Jean II Restout

Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis on the Holy Name of Mary

“…The devils fear the Queen of heaven to such a degree, that only on hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from him who does so as from a burning fire.” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis) September 12 is the Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis

“We are lifted up above earthly things by two wings: simplicity and purity…” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 4) If you liked this quote, 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 you to leave your thoughts […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis

“Disciple: My Lord, God, what can I depend on in this life, what is my greatest solace on earth? Is it not You, my God, Whose mercy is infinite? Where have things gone well for me without You, and where have things gone badly for me when You were with me?” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Book 3 […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis

“Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God’s sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.” (Fr. Thomas à Kempis) If you liked this quote, 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 you to leave […]