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Prayer and Coincidence

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t. —William Temple? I heard the quote above on the radio attributed to Saint Mother Teresa, but when I tried to verify it online, I only found it attributed to someone named William Temple. And when I looked on Wikipedia for who William Temple was, […]

The Nice and the Awful

The “nice” people think they’re going straight because they’re traveling in the best circles. + It’s a peculiar thing about society, that it has no place for those who are either too bad or too good. That is why on the hill of Calvary, we have our Blessed Lord on the cross in the middle […]

The Home That We Will Never Have To Leave

“The Trinity! Here we find our abode, the intimacy we desire so much, the home that we will never have to leave.” —Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity —I came across this quote in the commentary on Ephesians 2:11-22 in the Navarre Bible – New Testament: Compact Edition  

The Times When Saint Therese of Lisieux Would Fall Asleep While Praying

The first principle is simple but extremely important. What matters in mental prayer is not so much what we do, as what God does in us. + [St. Therese of Lisieux] had a problem in her mental prayer: she used to fall asleep! … But she wasn’t overly upset by this weakness: I think how […]

The Glory of These Forty Days

—from the book Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (book and CD) by Anthony Esolen, Ch. 3: Who is Christ? The glory of these forty days We celebrate with songs of praise; For Christ, by Whom all things were made, Himself has fasted and has prayed The poetry is so […]

Saint Augustine and C.S. Lewis and the Most Important Question

Augustine imagines God saying to him, “Take heart; you would not be seeking Me if I had not already found You.” —from the book I Burned for Your Peace: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked by Peter Kreeft, The “Inside Adress”: “Dear God,” (commentary on Augustine’s Confessions, (Book 1/Chapter 1/Paragraph 2) + C.S. Lewis says he read somewhere […]