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…

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…

In serenity

February 21

February 21

Feast of St. Peter Damien, Bishop and Doctor (1007 – 1072)

In serenity, look forward to the joy that follows sadness.  Hope leads you to that joy and love enkindles your zeal.

                                                                                    –St. Peter Damien 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…

Accepting and Serving

February 6

February 6

“Someone has said we do not save others by changing and converting and developing them; we redeem them by the love that accepts them and serves them as they are.”

                                                   –Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D. (Jessica Powers) Read the rest…