As Valentine’s Day approached, I prayed, “Please God, will you send me a rose?” Soon that dreaded day would arrive, when girls receive roses from their boyfriends. But I knew I would receive none. I had no suitors.
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On the night before the paschal feast, seated at supper with his disciples, Our Lord declared “I am the way, I am truth and life.” They were in the presence of truth Himself, of life Himself, and they would soon see what the world thinks of both life and truth. The next afternoon, he was, at the behest of a mob, sentenced to death and executed as if he were no different than the thieves crucified beside him.
The recent Pew Forum survey findings articulate what we already know: we’re in the midst of a terrible crisis of faith. There’s lots of reasons for it. Perhaps the most crucial question is, what do you believe about the Eucharist?
Saint Rose of Lima is known for her vow of virginity at an early age, her constant devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, as well as her severe practices of mortification, penance, and fasting in order to unite herself to her Beloved.
“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.