To Show Us the Way

August 6

August 6

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

 “Jesus goes before us to show us the way, both up the mountain and into heaven, and – I speak boldly – it is for us now to follow him with all speed, yearning for that heavenly vision that will give us a share in his radiance, renew our spiritual nature and transform us into his likeness, making us forever sharers in his Godhead and raising us to heights as yet undreamed of.

                                                            -Anastasius of Sinai, Bishop Read the rest…

Mary, Mother of God: Precious Vessel

August 5

August 5

The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major

 “Mary, Mother of God, we salute you. Precious vessel, worthy of the whole world’s reverence, you are an ever-shining light, the crown of virginity, the symbol of orthodoxy, an indestructible temple, the place that held him whom no place can contain, mother and virgin. Because of you the holy gospels could say: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

                                                                        -Saint Cyril of Alexandria Read the rest…


August 4

August 4

Feast of St. John Vianney (1786 – 1859)

The way to destroy bad habits is by watchfulness and by doing often those things that are opposites to one’s besetting sins.

                                                                                -St. John Vianney Read the rest…


August 3 August 3

Most cradle Catholics have gone through, or need to go through, a second conversion which binds them with a more mature love and obedience to the Church.

                                                                                    -Dorothy Day Read the rest…

Holiness and Perfection of Soul

August 1
August 1

Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696 – 1787)

All holiness and perfection of soul lies in our love for Jesus Christ our God, who is our Redeemer and our supreme good. It is part of the love of God to acquire and to nurture all the virtues which make a man perfect.

                                                                        -St. Alphonsus Liguori Read the rest…

What Do We Dwell On?

July 31July 31

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (1491 – 1556)

While reading the life of Christ our Lord or the lives of the saints, [Ignatius] would reflect and reason with himself, ‘What if I should do what Saint Francis or Saint Dominic did?’ In this way he let his mind dwell on many thoughts.

                                                           - Luis Gonzalez about St. Ignatius

Today’s Reflection:

What thoughts take up my mental ruminations? To what extent does the witness of my life reflect them?

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Precious to God

July 30July 30

Feast of St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop (380 – 450)

Why then, man, are you so worthless in your own eyes and yet so precious to God? Why render yourself such dishonor when you are honored by him?

                                                                        -St. Peter Chrysologus Read the rest…

Attention to a Sufferer

July 28July 28

The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess it. Warmth of heart, impulsiveness, pity, are not enough.

                                                                                    -Simone Weil Read the rest…