In Conversation with God

Loving Him More

“The measure of our prayer life is not the feeling we have when we pray, but the way we live our lives.” My pastor used to lead our youth group in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, having us repeat after him: “Jesus, I love you. Help me to love you more.” Help me to love you more. It’s […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from Fr. Francis Fernández

“After Pentecost, our Lady is as it were, the heart of the infant Church. The Holy Spirit, who had prepared her to be the Mother of God, now at Pentcost disposes her to be Mother of the Church and of each one of us.” (Fr. Francis Fernández; In Conversation with God) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Why am I too distracted to pray?

Until recently, I thought my biggest struggle in prayer was actually making the time to pray. But have you found that even when you do set aside the time, you’re unable to really enter into prayer for an extended period?  Is it because we’re too preoccupied with our responsibilities, or is it because we can no longer focus? I recently […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Francis Fernandez

Fr. Francisco Fernández Carvajal

“The Cross is the essential mark of a Christian because it was the vehicle for the world’s Redemption. The Lord frequently used the expression bear the cross to summarize in this figure the Christian meaning of pain and contradiction” (Fr. Francis Fernandez; In Conversation with God) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Fr. Francis Fernandez

Fr. Francisco Fernández Carvajal

“Normally Our Lord asks us to give a Christian witness through our ordinary lives, engaged in the same ways of earning a living, tackling the same concerns as other folk.  We have to act in such a way that others will be able to say, when they meet us:  This man is a Christian, because he does not hate, because […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

“As long as we live in the world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving into lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort-seeking, which destroys love.  Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against what separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue.  Then they will be faithful […]

No Virtue Without Sacrifice

I came across this wonderful quote from St. Gregory the Great while reading In Conversation with God by Francis Fernandez this morning.  It is worthy of careful reading and reflection…and sharing with your friends. A Christian cannot make the mistake which Saint Gregory the Great described as follows: “There are some who wish to be humble, but without being despised, […]

Some Profound Wisdom on Faith and Work

I have collected 10 profound quotes on faith and work which have had a significant impact on me.  I find great clarity and comfort in these words of Scripture, the Saints, Popes and other wonderful Catholic writers.  Do you have others?  Please share your quotes below. “You are the salt of the earth.  You are the light of the world.  A city […]

Book Recommendation: In Conversation with God

I was given one of the volumes of In Conversation with God within the first month of my decision to join the Church over 5 years ago.  I have been reading these treasures almost every day since that time and they have had a profound effect on my Catholic faith.  There is a 3-4 page meditation each day based on the scripture […]