“Come, follow Me.” Have you heard those words? If you haven’t, you’ve not been paying attention. Maybe you’ve been too immersed in the noise of the world. Maybe you’ve plugged your ears. Maybe you’re afraid. Hurt. Injured.
How many people do we personally know that inspire us to pursue holiness? Saintly inspiration is more than merely attending church functions or choosing the “Catholic” label on social media. It requires a passionate surrendering of our entire self to Jesus Christ.
Let us this day renew our love for the Virgin Mary, who proceeds us in the order of grace, and who has travelled the path of life before her children in the Church. . . .
It seems to me that many people don’t truly understand how simple the Sacrament of Confession is. I mean, from a natural viewpoint. All you need are the priest, the penitent, the sins, the examination of conscience, and sorrow.
Evangelization is about more than simply going out and giving witness to Jesus Christ. For any evangelization to be effective, it must be backed up by a sound structure of liturgy and catechesis at the parish level.
How important is cultivating purity of heart for experiencing the presence of God? It is an endeavor of a crucial nature that culminates in an embrace of Divine Love beyond expression. “The day on which God has unrestricted power over our hearts we shall also have unrestricted power over his”—St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
St. Dominic is known for his life of prayer, heroic virtue, sanctity, and penance. Tireless were his efforts to preach the saving gospel, assist the poor, and teach the belief of the Church. His mission was that of Christ: the salvation of all.
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. One aspect of this beautiful and astonishing event is that it affords us a window into our future; namely, the general resurrection of the dead.