open hands aren't always meant to be filled
Sometimes when we’re grasping for things we want, God takes our frantic little hand in His and says, “No, no… I don’t have anything to give you right now. But hold my hand… and just walk with Me for a while.”
You seek the company of friends who, with their conversation and affection, with their friendship, make the exile of this world more bearable for you. There is nothing wrong with that, although friends sometimes let you down. But how is it you don’t frequent daily with greater intensity the company, the conversation, of the great Friend, who never lets you down? —St. Josemaria Escriva,...
praying for The Pines...
“It is not enough that you love them, they must know they are loved.” —St. John Bosco St. John Bosco is a boss. He’s also the patron of youth… and seeing as The Pines summer staff officially began training/formation at dinner tonight, I’m starting this novena today. It will end as they wrap up training and rest up over the weekend for a long, hard summer of...
As long as faith gives me strength, I will always be joyful!– Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassatti
We must open our eyes to admire God who hides and at the same time reveals...– Blessed Pope John Paul II
Would that I could set the whole world on fire with the love of God!– St. Paul of the Cross
When my parents told me it was time to get a...
Jesus loves you always, even when you don’t feel worthy. When not accepted by...– Mother Teresa
“Keep struggling, so that the Sacrifice of the Altar really becomes the center and the root of your interior life, and so your whole day will turn into an act of worship—an extension of the Mass you have attended and a preparation for the next. Your whole day will be an act of worship that overflows in aspirations, visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the offering up of your professional work and...
Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in love in a quite...– Pedro Arrupe, SJ
Jesus will never let you fall too far to catch...
Am I not here who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am...– Our Lady of Guadalupe to St Juan Diego
[Our Lord] is treated badly and neglected in many places. But He suffers...– St. Teresa of Avila, in The Way of Perfection
Ask yourselves, young people, about the love of Christ. Acknowledge His voice...– Blessed Pope John Paul II
“If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hates. My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If...
From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us!– St. Teresa of Avila
When the extraordinarily gracious folks from Time magazine came to visit with me...– Cardinal Timothy Dolan (New York)
“Oh My God” King of glory oh my Jesus Christ...
The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering...– St. Athanasius of Alexandria, On the Incarnation
Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too...– Zooey Deschanel