[I keep going] by the fire of faith and confidence in God, for without it,...– Don Bosco
“Did He not tell us this very truth? When Christ said “I make all things new,” he was really saying something extraordinarily practical: He was telling us his name. He did not say, “I will make some things new,” nor “I sometimes make things new.” No, Christ defined his whole being. I am He who makes all thing new. I am Love. It is the very nature of God — unbound by time — to see us as when we...
The vocation for you is the one in which your deep gladness and the world’s deep...– Frederick Buechner
I think that love is more important than fear.– Blessed Chiara “Luce” Badano
I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most...– St. Anthony of Padua
All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what...– St. Francis de Sales
You can admire a God who does things for other...
in response to: "Why be pro-life?"
Abortion is undeniably risky and dangerous for the human person inside the mother’s womb—it’s fatal. There is no question about when life begins: when the DNA of two parents becomes a unique set of new DNA, a new life has begun. Science textbooks make that concept clear. As a society and a community of people, we should value each of those lives—regardless of the difficulty it might...
You have been created to live for something greater than yourself, and it is only through the complete giving of yourself that you will find yourself. The Creator of the universe has created you for a specific purpose. Do you believe this? [Frederick Buechner] discovered, “The place that God calls us is that place where the world’s deep hunger and our deep desire meet.” God...
Young people, you are the new missionaries the Church of today needs. It is you...– St. Leonard Murialdo
Jesus has not abandoned you when you were fleeing from Him; so much less will He...– Padre Pio
Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your...– Pope John XXIII
wrestle with me
Jacob got up and took his wives, maids, and children, and crossed the ford. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then the man said,...
A Morning Prayer by St. Therese of Liseux
O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to His infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of His merciful love. O my God, I ask of Thee for myself and for those dear to...
I’m searching for a king and kingdom Here among the beggars and the weak The broken and redeemed I’m finding grace beyond all measure In flesh and blood He hides His majesty Inside of you and me Why would a King do such a thing? (Matt Maher, Love Comes Down)
St. Catherine of Bologna
The Seven Spiritual Weapons Necessary Against Spiritual Warfare Be careful always to do good. To believe we can never achieve anything truly good by ourselves. To trust in God and, for His love, never to fear the battle against evil, either in the world or in ourselves. To meditate frequently on the events and words of Jesus’ life, especially His passion and death. To remember that we must...
Great Article: Engaging vs. Eliminating Poverty →
I can engage poverty and oppression with humility and boldness, knowing that although I am utterly impotent to meet the greatest need of those around me, I am tapped directly into the Source of Him who can.
We must be inspired by a holy restlessness: restlessness to bring to everyone...– Pope Benedict XVI (via deigratia21)
Star of Joy
They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the Child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. (Matthew 2:9-10) In my limited wisdom (nothing compared to the three Wise Men) I still want to know where I’m going. I still fight and question, knowing that this journey...
O Jesus, I promise you to submit myself to all that you permit to happen to me;...– Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (via restlesshippo)
Take for your motto: Love has conquered me, it alone shall possess my heart.– St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
The Holy Spirit gives us joy. And he is joy. Joy is the gift in which all the...– Pope Benedict XVI, Christmas Address to the Roman Curia, 2008 (via jlalexander)
It is because she is Mother of the Church that the Virgin is also the Mother of each one of us, members of the Mystical Body of Christ. From the Cross, Jesus entrusted his Mother to all his disciples and at the same time entrusted all his disciples to the love of his Mother. The Evangelist John concludes the brief and evocative account with these words: “Then he said to the disciple,...
"All Mothers Are Alike -- Save One" by Fulton... →