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…

Overcoming Temptation

April 20

April 20

 “Ceasing to struggle because of our defects when there is opposition to a serious mistake can lead us to that form of pride called pusillanimity, lack of courage and strength to bear misfortune or undertake large enterprises.”

                                              –Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God, Vol. 2

 For Reflection:

Am I being tempted in this way today? Regarding what? How can I overcome this temptation?

(Quote from Graceful Living)

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Powers of the Soul

February 27

February 27

The love of talk distracts all the powers of our soul from God and fills them with earthly objects and impressions like a vessel of water which cannot be clear and settled while you are continually stirring the earthly particles from the bottom.

                                                                      — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Read the rest…

Chief Architect

February 17

February 17

Feast of the Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

In the beginning our Lady was the chief architect of this new order which was founded on the humility of its members, built up by their mutual love, and preserved by their poverty.

Legenda de Origine of the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary Read the rest…

Cruciform

February 16

February 16

“One of the favorite images I like to use for describing the Christian life is of a person standing with arms outstretched.  One hand, in faith and prayer, touches God; the other hand is extended in service to the neighbor.  Thus a person is cruciform, touching God and touching neighbor.” 

                                                            –Catherine de Hueck Doherty Read the rest…

Love

February 14

February 14

Love is the key to the mystery. Love by its very nature is not selfish, but generous. It seeks not its own, but the good of others. The measure of love is not the pleasure it gives – that is the way the world judges it – but the joy and peace it can purchase for others.

                                                            –Ven. Fulton J. Sheen Read the rest…

His Will

February 13

February 13

What do you think His will is? The Lord asks of us only two things: love of His Majesty and love of our neighbor. These are what we must work for. By keeping them with perfection, we do His will and so will be united with Him.

                                                                        –St. Teresa of Avila Read the rest…