Thomas à Kempis

Daily Catholic Quote — Thomas à Kempis

“…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. Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print this entry

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 […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from Thomas à Kempis

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

“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 […]

On Slaying Dragons And Other Noble Pursuits

St. Michael the Archangel

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 […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis on the Holy Cross

"Christ on the Cross" (detail) by Velazquez

“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, […]

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 […]