God’s Grace and Friendship

November 21

All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.

                                  -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1030 Read the rest…

Doing Good

November 20

He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love with kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

                                                                                    -Micah 6:8 Read the rest…


November 19

Let us strive to do penance in this life. How sweet will be the death of those who have done penance for all their sins and need not go to purgatory!

                                                                        -St. Teresa of Avila Read the rest…


November 18

“Fast from bitterness – feast on forgiveness.

Fast from self-concern – feast on compassion for others.

Fast from personal anxiety – feast on eternal truth.

Fast from anger – feast on patience.

Fast from words that destroy – feast on words that build up.

Fast from discontent – feast on gratitude.

Fast from discouragement – feast on hope.”

                                                                                    -Susan Tassone Read the rest…

What will I see at the moment of my particular judgment?

November 17

At judgment: “The soul sees what God intended it to be. And the soul sees what obstacles it erected – its selfishness, its cowardice, its shallow satisfactions, its perversions of God’s graces and His gifts. All this came between God and the soul in life.

                                                                                    -Susan Tassone Read the rest…


November 15

Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.

                                                                                    -Matthew 7:2-3 Read the rest…

Unguarded Words and Accountability

November 14

I assure you, on judgment day people will be held accountable for every unguarded word they speak.

                                                                                    -Matthew 12:36 Read the rest…


November 13

If on the last day we would receive a merciful judgment, we must begin here below to be merciful to others.

                                                                        -Venerable Fulton Sheen Read the rest…