“Prayer is powerful! It fills the earth with mercy. The mercy and clemency obtained through the power of prayer will always produce its generous and saving effects in people.”
-St. Frances Cabrini Read the rest…
Due to rampant sex selective abortions and a culture fixated on producing sons, a new government survey has found that India now has 63 million fewer women than it should and another 21 million “unwanted girls” who are often denied even the most basic needs.
“Dryness and aridity may be a trial sent from God. Bear it patiently. Remain humbly at his feet. Assure Him simply that you wish only what is pleasing to Him.”
-St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier Read the rest…
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
By a vote of 51-46, the U.S. Senate failed to garner enough votes to proceed with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with all but three Democrats voting to allow the unborn to be aborted even after the point when they are capable of feeling the pain of the procedure.
SP writes: “With demonic activity on the rise with support from the left and the media (i.e. TV shows “Lucifer,” “Long Island Medium,” etc.), I wondered if it is possible for one to be a legitimate clairvoyant and be Christian as well. Is it possible for ANYONE to be clairvoyant? Are there those who can “see” into other’s minds, solve crimes, etc.? If so, is this a “gift” from our LORD or always demonic in origin. Scripture is clear that occult activity is an abomination to GOD. But is it possible that certain kinds of clairvoyant ability is GOD’s will?”
“Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved. The soul that is attached to anything however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for, until the cord be broken the bird cannot fly.” St. John of the Cross.
The young woman who championed the idea of professional women freezing their eggs so that they could become mothers after meeting their career goals, found out the hard way that there’s only one true Author of life – and He has His own plan.
“Sometimes when I find myself spiritually in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly an Our Father or a Hail Mary. These prayers alone console me. They nourish my soul.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux Read the rest…