Living as a holy man of God—what does that mean? In today’s first reading, we hear about the prophet Elisha and the woman from Shunem. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have been Elisha? And do you thirst to live as a holy man of God?
Within Christendom today, the necessity of proper judgment is misunderstood, misrepresented, and often roundly rejected, in contradiction to the words of Jesus Christ and the context of divine revelation as a whole.
St. Pio popularized a wonderful devotional prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He used to pray this novena every day for those who asked his intercession.
Léonie Martin was really the first disciple of the Little Way. Léonie illustrates that each and every single one of us is called to sainthood.
The American novelist Flannery O’Connor once commented about how the Eucharist was the center of her existence. “All the rest of life is expendable,” she said. If we plumb the depths of the Eucharist in faith, we are met with the fact that we cannot live without it.
What do we know of this wondrous mystery of three divine, distinct Persons who are one God? It is unfortunate that there is a rather prevalent and inconsiderate habit of not thinking too deeply about the Trinity. True, the doctrine can seem dauntingly confusing. It is, after all, ultimately a strict mystery.
Today we celebrate the Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs. Charles Lwanga is an Ugandan Catholic martyred in Namungongo in 1886 by burning at the stake.
The gift of the Spirit constitutes in a real way an immediate entry into eternal life; for by virtue of the indwelling Spirit the Christian shares in God’s own divine nature.