Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Bethrothal to the Ruler of the Kingdom of Heaven
“Hold on to Me!”
I Hear His Whisper - Daily Devotional
"In your days of trouble and your days of glory, in your days of testing and your days of triumph—hold on to Me! The changes will now come more swiftly than you have imagined. That which looms before you may challenge your faith, but hold on to Me!
Your help comes from Me and from nowhere else. Many look to others to be there for them, but I say to you, I will always be there for you. Trust in Me. Let your challenges bring you to a greater faith, for My outstretched arm of power will bring you courage—hold on to Me!
Those who trust in Me see miracles. In these days of intense struggle, when it looks like darkness is winning and your light is growing dim, hold on to Me!
I have taught you many things. You have learned that walking with Me is more valuable and pleasing than your comforts. You have sacrificed your plans for Mine, and you have given Me the reins of your heart. I am satisfied with your tender surrender. You have trusted My ways even when they were nothing but a mystery to you. Many times you bowed your heart in worship. These are the times you grew in grace and took giant leaps of faith. Keep moving into My heart even as things shift all around you. Hold on to Me, and you will have all that you have ever desired, for I am pleased to be your Lord and your God."
The Virgin Mary's Crown of Humility:
"Humility brought about the triumph of Jesus and so must also be the cause of Mary’s glory. She was exalted because of her humility, and in the following manner. We recall that it belongs to the humble person to impoverish himself and strip himself of his advantages. Yet, by a marvelous exchange, humility enriches by …"
Queenship Of The Blessed Virgin Mary:
"This Feast was established by Pope Pius XII in 1954. The Holy Father taught that Jesus Christ alone, God and man, is King in the full, proper, and absolute sense of the term. Mary also, in a restricted and only analogous way, shares in the royal dignity as the Mother of Christ who is God, …"
Ways to Praise God in Your Day:
"Never have we lived in a society with so much information, but we have also lived in a world with so much confusion, and I would have to say massive confusion! While the people were building the Tower of Babel (cf. Gen 11:1-9), God came down to confuse their tongues and so we have the …"
Confession: Sweeping the Temple Clean:
by Mother Angelica
"God has created us to be holy. In our daily efforts towards that end we find within ourselves various attitudes and motives that are hindrances to arriving at that holy state. Many Christians strive for a form of goodness that is on the border of sin and lukewarmness. They do not disobey the commandments, but …"
"There is a piece of rhymed Italian popular wisdom that serves as a great principle for the spiritual life. It says “chi va piano, va sano, e va lontano.” Translated literally it means “he who goes slowly, goes healthily, and goes far.” In another, shorter form, they say “piano piano si va lontano” – “little by little …"
Monday, August 21, 2017
Best view of the Son, on earth!
(spiritual vision required)
"If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude."
~ Saint Angela of Foligno
h/t: G. SanServino
What Pope St. Pius X Can Teach Us:
"Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Pius X, one of the great reformer popes and the first pope of the twentieth century. On this anniversary of his death, we should pay special attention to this pope’s life, and see what wisdom he has for us. When discussing his legacy, many will talk about the great …"
Pope St. Pius X:
"Giuseppe Sarto (1835-1914), the future Pope Pius X, was one of the greatest religious figures of the early twentieth century. He was born near Venice, the second of ten children in a very poor family. Giuseppe was educated at the village school and eventually ordained a priest in 1858 (a year before the usual minimum …"
Did Isaiah See the Trinity?:
"Early in his ministry, Isaiah was granted a vision of the heavenly temple and the Lord enthroned there. But when he describes in detail what he actually witnessed, it is not so much God he sees as the angelic beings who worshiped Him. Beyond the strange appearance of the six-winged seraphim, it was their cry …"
Sunday, August 20, 2017
NFL Star Benjamin Watson: Abortion is ‘The Ultimate Form of Racism’:
By Ben Johnson
Live Action News
"A professional football star is exposing Planned Parenthood’s origins in the racist views of founder Margaret Sanger.."
Saturday, August 19, 2017
(Less than 10 years ago, I stood next to this statue in a beautiful courtyard of a California historical Catholic Mission. Today it is destroyed. This is so comparable to what ISIS had done in Iraq!
The article below examines 'the revolution' that has come quickly to America and the persecution of
the Church which has now begun....)
Revolution... in Real Time
"We are watching a global revolution unfold in real time... and the Church is in its crosshairs..."
by Mark Mallett
The Saintly Crusader-King:
"August 25 is the feast of St. Louis IX, king of France. To commemorate him, we offer a brief excerpt from Steve Weidenkopf’s forthcoming book, The Glory of the Crusades: Louis’s insistence on taking the cross [in December 1244] and journeying to the Holy Land was an outgrowth of his deep faith and love for Christ. He …"
Saint Louis of France: Man of the Holy Eucharist:
"On this August 25, we celebrated the feast day of Saint Louis of France, principal patron saint of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The feast day of Saint Louis is celebrated as a solemnity in the City of Saint Louis and as a feast in the rest of the Archdiocese. In my homily for the …"
Friday, August 18, 2017
Scripture Speaks: The Canaanite Woman’s Faith:
"Today (Sunday Mass), as Jesus travels away from Jerusalem toward the region of the Gentiles, He meets a Canaanite woman who desperately needs His help. Why did He give her the cold shoulder? Gospel (Read Mt 15:21-28) To best understand this Gospel episode, we need to know that it follows a description of the great opposition Jesus …"
The Sigh of the Heart:
"Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, tells the extraordinary story of how she, despite being brought up by atheist parents in a New York City home where “God was no more real to us than elves,” became a fervent Catholic and has remained even in the face of unimaginably heavy crosses including the suicide of her son..."