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I read the following quote in the book Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe (Chapter 1: Part 7) “Let those who are fully taken up with activity, who imagine they can move the world by their preaching and their other external works, reflect here for a moment; they will easily understand that they would […]
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” —Mark 1:35-37
Mass is in itself more important than mental prayer. This is true, but without a life of prayer even the sacraments will have only a limited effect. Yes, they will give us grace, but that grace will remain unfruitful in part because the “good soil” it needs is missing. Why, for instance, are so many […]
Monsignor Figueiredo cited several saints whose lives exemplify the life of faith to which we are called. St. John Paul II grew up with the example of strong faith. He would often wake in the night to find his father on his knees in prayer. That, he said, was his first seminary. St. Thérèse of […]
Within a properly Christian context, the ultimate value, which positions and determines any other value is neither tolerance, nor diversity, nor inclusivity, but rather love. + To love is to will the good of the other as other. It is to break out of the black hole of one’s own self-regard and truly desire what […]
Popping up on Facebook was a short item in those big letters saying: “Progress is a journey, not a destination,” with many, many likes and a great many hearts. + But it’s just no good. Progress has to be a journey to a destination or else it’s just not progress. As Chesterton wrote at the end […]