Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meditation for Lent

When we meditate upon the agony suffered by Jesus for the sake of our salvation, we begin to sincerely detest our sins because they offend God, who is deserving of all our love.
Our salvation was not easy. It cost Our Lord his life. He gave himself completely.

Our savior was slandered, beaten, scourged, mocked spat upon and humiliated before jeering crowds. His sacred head, crowned with pain; his hands and feet pierced with iron nails; his entire body crushed with pain on account of our sins.

Spiritual Grace for Troubled Times

The message and devotion to The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.   In 1931, Jesus Christ appeared to Faustina and through her the Lord communicates to the world the great message of God's mercy. 

In obedience to her spiritual director she wrote a diary recording the message she received. Here are excerpts from her diary: 

"In the evening, when I was in my cell, I saw the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand raised in the gesture of blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From beneath the garment, slightly drawn aside at the breast, there were emanating two large rays, one red, the other pale. In silence I kept my gaze fixed on the Lord; my soul was struck with awe, but also with great joy. After a while, Jesus said to me:

Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU.  I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and [then] throughout the world." (Diary, 47)

Parable of the Sower and Eternal Harvest

An inspiring presentation reminding the Christian pilgrim that the Christian journey is a struggle

Thursday, January 15, 2015

St. Faustina and the Vision of the Narrow Path

A grave reminder of spiritual dangers, struggles, and the possibility of eternal damnation..

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Peace in Your Heart

"If the cooling of your charity has made you unhappy on the inside and critical of others, then the Rosary, through the meditation on Our Lord's great love for you on the cross and your Mother's affection for you on Calvary, will rekindle your love of God and of neighbor and restore you to a peace which surpasses all understanding"
-Archbishop Fulton J Sheen

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Friday, October 24, 2008

They Have a Right to Live

“If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”
-Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.”
-President Ronald Reagan

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Prime Objective

"At the hour of your death you will repent of having lost so much time without any benefit for your eternal soul... Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today, for who knows if tomorrow you will not have any time left"

-St. John Bosco

Pray for Grace

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

True Virtue

“You can win more converts with a spoonful of honey than with a barrel full of vinegar.”
-St. Francis de Sales

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Share in the Experience of Christ

“Suffering is to be sanctified, and the sanctification of suffering is called sacrifice.”
-Fr. John A. Hardon S.J.

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Listening to Christ

“Many will tell you that they are ready to listen to Christ, but these same people will continue to ignore His Church. This is what I call “dividing Christ.” On the one hand claiming to be a Christian and a Catholic, and on the other hand not only paying no attention to the teachings of the Church, but studiously evading the obvious declarations and decisions of the Vicar of Christ and the Holy See.”
-Fr. John A. Hardon S.J.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Greater Challenge

If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel, shall save it.

-Mark 8:35-35

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fill Your Lungs

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.

Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.”

-Padre Pio

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Young Human Beings

“It is not enough for Christian parents to nourish only the bodies of their children; even animals do this. They must also nourish their souls in grace, in virtue, and in God's holy commandments.”

- St. Catherine of Siena

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Honor Them

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is just. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise: That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth.”

Ephesians 6:1-3

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Treasures of the Heart

For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also.

Matthew 6:21

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Prayer Life

“In order to pray well we must be in the disposition of spirit for prayer. There must be honesty before God; complete openness inside with God; utter frankness and sincerity towards God. No pretense.”
-Fr. John A. Hardon S.J.

Dialogue with God

“It is possible to offer fervent prayer even while walking in public or strolling alone, or seated in your shop ... while buying or selling ... or even while cooking.”

- St John Chrysostom

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Begin to Pray

“When you go to pray, let this be a firm resolution: Don't prolong your prayer just because you find consolation in it, nor curtail it just because you find it dry”
-St. Jose Maria Escriva

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Spiritual Reading

“I advise you to read the New Testament and to enter into each scene and take part in it, as one more of the characters.

The minutes you spend in this way each day enables you to incarnate the Gospel, reflect it in your life, and help others to reflect it”

St. Jose Maria Escriva

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Live the Gospel

“Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?”

“The one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."

Luke 6:46

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Future Starts Today

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

True holiness does not mean a flight from the world; rather, it lies in the effort to incarnate the Gospel in everyday life, in the family, at school and at work, and in social and political involvement."

-Pope John Paul II

Saturday, June 21, 2008

If We Pray

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

~Mother Teresa

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