worry

A lesson of mercy, a story still being written

A few weeks ago, four of my friends and I had a mini-reunion. We have all gone our separate ways since college, and it usually takes a wedding to get us all back together. That was the case this time. As we were all traveling by car or plane to the wedding destination, one of my friends reminded us via […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

“Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.” (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) September 13 is the Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 349 – 407). Print this entry

How to Overcome Worry by Trusting God

Dear Sister, I worry a lot. I worry about myself and my family. People sometimes tell me that I worry far too much.  I can’t help it. As a child, I was trained to be responsible and was held accountable by my parents. Now that I am married, have a husband and children of my own, my worrying has increased […]

Encountering the Word – Luke 12:22-23

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“He said to (his) disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.’” (Luke 12:22-23) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share […]

I suffer from anxiety, can you help me?

Ask a Carmelite Sister Dear Sister, I suffer from anxiety.  Do you know of any remedy that could help me? I want so much to be rid of this affliction. Thank you and I enjoy reading your letters on Integrated Catholic Life. Dear Friend Anxiety is an affliction, indeed.  We all are anxious at times, but when the anxiety is […]

How to Overcome Worry by Trusting in God’s Providence

Ask a Carmelite Sister Dear Sister, I worry a lot. I worry about myself and my family. People sometimes tell me that I worry far too much.  I can’t help it. As a child, I was trained to be responsible and was held accountable by my parents. Now that I am married, have a husband and children of my own, […]

How I First Met St. Jude

My own life did not take on a deep spiritual dimension until I was pregnant with my fourth child.  But, once I turned seriously to prayer and saw the results, I became hooked.   It began when my husband Mark lost his job.  For the first time we consciously put our lives in God’s hands.  Whenever Mark was turned down, our […]