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How often we leave the Lord in a corner, at the bottom of the boat of life, to wake Him only in a moment of need! Let us ask for the grace of a faith that never tires of seeking the Lord, of knocking at the door of his heart
If you are willing to bear serenely the trial of being displeasing to yourself, you will be for Jesus a pleasant place of shelter.
May the Holy Spirit teach us to view the world with God’s eyes and to treat our brothers and sisters with the gentleness of His heart.
Use this traditional pro-life prayer to pray for all of those who protect the gift of life, including the unborn, the marginalized, the prisoner, the poor, the immigrant, and all who need defense.
Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.
We used to hate and destroy one another and refused, to associate with people of another race or country. Now, because of Christ, we live together with such people and pray for our enemies
The seed of our good works can seem like a small thing, yet all that is good pertains to God, and thus it humbly, slowly bears fruit. Good always grows in a humble, hidden, often invisible way. #GospelOfTheDay
We pray to you, Blessed Mother, that you might untangle the knots that oppress us so that we can witness with joy to your Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, Lord of all things! You see my heart, You know my desires. Possess all that I am – You alone. I am Your sheep. Make me worthy to overcome the devil.
Ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ's example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as fruitful rain
Mary’s heart is like a pearl of incomparable splendour, formed and smoothed by patient acceptance of God’s will through the mysteries of Jesus meditated in prayer.
The Holy Spirit impels us to love not only those who love us and think as we do, but to love everyone, even as Jesus taught us. He enables us to forgive our enemies and the wrongs we have endured. He inspires us to be active and creative in love.
We can patiently accept not being good. What we cannot bear is not being considered good, not appearing good.
When we pray, we need to be humble, so that our words are actually prayers and not just idle talk that God rejects.
Walk Stop Mix Up is a team building game or icebreaker which requires listening skills. It requires no props, can be played indoors, and works for different group sizes.
The American Saints Activity series helps families learn more about American saints in hopes that they will look to them as role models. One of the offerings in the series is based on the life of St. Damien of Molokai.
Even if our prayers might ramble and be weakened by a wavering faith, we must never stop putting our trust in Jesus. Supported by Jesus’ prayer, our timid prayers rest on eagles' wings and soar up to heaven.
Discouragement can be a great danger in the spiritual life. Sometimes it seems so much easier just to give up. It is said that the hardest day to pray is the day after you stopped praying. So when you feel like it is all just too hard, follow St. John Neumann's example and pray from your despair.
Jesus wants to be found by those who look for Him. But to look for Him we have to get up and go out. - Pope Francis
Look upon Christ Crucified: our hope for eternal life is born in Him. - Pope Francis
St. Blaise is known for healing a choking child. So he is the patron saint of throat illnesses and injuries of the throat. Every year on his feast day, February 3, throat blessings are held at Catholic Churches around the world.
Let us never tire of seeking the risen Christ who gives life in abundance to those who meet him. To find Christ means to discover peace in our hearts.
"Live simply, so that all may simply live." - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Christians do not follow their own whims, but rather the call of love, the voice of Jesus.
The Cross Is the Tree of Life
The cross expresses love, service, unreserved self-giving: it truly is the “tree of life”, of overabundant life. - Pope Francis
Loving and forgiving are tangible and visible signs that faith has transformed our hearts. - Pope Francis
St. Benedict was a monk who founded a dozen monasteries in the 5th century. He was also the twin brother of St. Scholastica. Benedict is primarily known for writing a set of rules which monks follow.
So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.
Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of God resounded in the realm of death. The unimaginable occurred; namely, love penetrated Hell.
We are all called to live the joy that comes from the encounter with Jesus, to overcome our selfishness, and to move beyond our comfort zone. - Pope Francis
The center of confession is Jesus who waits for us, who listens to us and forgives us. - Pope Francis
The Lord calls you today to travel with Him through the city, your city. He calls you to be His missionary disciple. - Pope Francis
A faith that does not trouble us is a troubled faith. A faith that does not make us grow is a faith that needs to grow. - Pope Francis
A joyful soul is like healthy soil in which life can thrive and produce good fruit. - Pope Francis
The 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time can be a time to think about spiritual warfare. How do we find protection in the battle of good vs evil? Find resources for youth ministers, teachers, catechists, and parents here.
I thank all women who every day strive to build more humane and welcoming societies. - Pope Francis
This activity is a game to learn the Ten Commandments. Making learning into a game is more engaging for children than just telling them to memorize.
The Kingdom of Heaven is the opposite of the superfluous things the world offers, the opposite of a dull life: it is a treasure that renews everyday life and leads it to extend towards wider horizons. - Pope Francis