Living Faith

April 24

April 24

Feast of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr (1578 – 1622)

 “What is it that today makes true followers of Christ cast luxuries aside, leave pleasure behind, and endure difficulties and pain? It is living faith that expresses itself through love. It is this that makes us put aside the goods of the present in the hope of future goods. It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.”

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Worldly Possessions

April 23

April 23

Feast of St. George, Martyr (? – 303?)

 

 “Saint George was a man who abandoned one army for another: he gave up the rank of tribune to enlist as a soldier for Christ … Clearly what he did serves to teach us a valuable lesson: if we are afraid to strip ourselves of worldly possessions, then we are unfit.”

 

                                               –St. Peter Damian on St. George Read the rest…

The Value of Good Works

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April 22, 2004
“A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things.”
                                                                        ~St. John of the Cross Read the rest…

Vatican Confirms Canonization of Fatima Seers

The Fatima Seers (L/R) Lucia dos Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto

The Fatima Seers (L/R) Lucia dos Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto

The Vatican has just confirmed that Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto will be canonized on May 12-13 during Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima, Portugal.

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Finding Joy in God

April 21

April 21

Feast of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor (1033 – 1109)

“O God, let me know you and love you so that I may find my joy in you; and if I cannot do so fully in this life, let me at least make some progress every day, until at last that knowledge, love and joy come to me in all their plentitude.”

                                                                            –St. Anselm Read the rest…

New Justice Hears Important Religious Freedom Case

200352787-001The Supreme Court’s newest member, Justice Neil Gorsuch, participated in one the most significant religious freedom cases of this term when oral arguments were presented in a case involving whether or not state benefit programs could exclude churches. Read the rest…