Grace after Tribulation

April 26

April 26

 “Our Lord and Savior lifted up his voice and said with incomparable majesty: ‘Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation. Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase.’”

                                                                       – St. Rose of Lima Read the rest…

Faithfulness

April 25

April 25

Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist

 “The Church, which has spread everywhere, even to the ends of the earth, received the faith from the apostles and their disciples.”

                                                                                    –St. Irenaeus Read the rest…

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.”

–St. Fidelis Read the rest…

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…

Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 47

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 47

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…

Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 46

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 46

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…

Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 45

WOG_DailyGracelines_Lent

Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 45

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…

Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 44

WOG_DailyGracelines_Lent

Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 44

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…

Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 43

WOG_DailyGracelines_Lent

Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 43

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…