Ground to dust

May 22
“I would like to be ground to dust for the Immaculate Virgin and have the dust be blown away by the wind all over the world.”
–St. Maximilian Kolbe
Today’s Reflection
How can I, like St. Maximilian Kolbe, allow myself to be dust that’s blown all over my piece of the world?

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Vandals Paint Pro-Abortion Graffiti on Catholic Church

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Parishioners who came to Mass on Sunday morning at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania were met with a shocking surprise – pro-abortion graffiti written in black spray paint across the church doors and an exterior wall.

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The Twelve Tribes Cult is Dangerous!

We received a heartbreaking call from a listener to EWTN’s Women of Grace Live show last week about her daughter who had become involved with a group known as the Twelve Tribes. Even more distressing is that the young woman took her son – our caller’s grandson – to live with the group. It was with a heavy heart that we told her what we know about the Twelve Tribes.

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Behave like a soldier

May 21
 “Each time that my enemy would provoke me to combat, I behave as
a gallant soldier.”
– St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Today’s Reflection
How do you behave as a gallant soldier when the enemy provokes you?

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Hey Mom – Want Your Daughter To Have Good Friends? Then Give Her the Tools She Needs to Make Good Choices!

Attendees of the first Young Women of Grace Retreat held at Malvern in July, 2018

What is a BFF? How do you find one? And – What does it mean to BE one? are just some of the topics this Young Women of Grace retreat will discuss with Catholic teens on July 13 at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

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Historic Drop in US Fertility Rates Except Among Churchgoers

Provisional figures just released from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics found that the U.S. fertility rate has hit an all-time low of 1.7 with only churchgoing Americans defying the downward trend.

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The secret of the Rosary

May 20

“Without a doubt, the Church’s most popular and beloved expression of Marian devotion is the Rosary. It’s my favorite expression too. Love engendering love-that’s the secret of the Rosary.”

– Dr. Scott Hahn

 

Today’s Reflection

How does the Rosary engender love in my own life?

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The eyes of Christ

May 18

“When we gaze into the eyes of Christ with the eyes of our heart, we begin to see things as they truly are. Under His gaze of love our prayer begins to resonate with the will of the Father.”

–Dr. Anthony Lilles

 

Today’s Reflection

How can I gaze more deeply into the eyes of Christ?

Path of contemplation

May 17
“The Rosary should always be seen and experienced as a path of contemplation.”
–Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 38
Today’s Reflection
In what ways is the Rosary a path of contemplation?