What is my “Hammer”?

June 21

June 23

Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

I am but a crooked piece of iron and have come into religion to be made straight by the hammer of mortification and penance.

                                                                        -St. Aloysius Gonzaga Read the rest…

Finding Joy in the Cross

June 20

June 20

I could not be happy without the Cross – I could not lay it down for all the world would give. With the Cross I am happy but without it would be lost.”

                                                –Blessed Mary of the Cross MacKillop Read the rest…

Safe Against Error

June 19

June 19

The soul that journeys in the light and the truth of the Faith is safe against all error.”

                                                                        –St. Frumentius, Bishop Read the rest…

Finding our Mother

June 17

June 17

Meditate often on the sorrows of the holy Mother, sorrows inseparable from those of her beloved Son. If you seek the Cross, there you will find the mother’ and where the Mother is, there also is the Son.”

                                                                        -St. Paul of the Cross Read the rest…

Great Women

June 15

June 15

         “The great women always recall us to the deeper needs and the greater destinies; and so they try to save the world from the shallow, the slick, the facile, and the cruel, and to show us that the world of men is not meant to be either a battlefield or a laboratory, but a family.

                                                                                 –Gerald Vann, O. P. Read the rest…

The Importance of Prayer

April 14

June 14

       “Give up prayer, and you no longer see the inwardness of things; you see only the surface. And with nothing to go by but effects, statistics, and evidence supplied by natural perceptions, you arrive at the wrong conclusions.”

                                                                   -Dom Hubert Van Zeller Read the rest…

Actions and Words

June 13

June 13

 Feast of St. Anthony of Padua (1231)

 “Actions speak louder than words. Let your words teach and your actions speak.”

                                                           –St. Anthony of Padua Read the rest…

Firm Purpose of Amendment

June 12

June 12

Many who confess their venial sins out of custom and concern for order but without thought of amendment remain burdened with them for their whole life and thus lose many spiritual benefits and advantages.

-St. Francis de Sales  Read the rest…