Assisi,,San,Francesco,Or,Saint,Francis,Basilica,Church,At,Sunset.

When God Sends Us Trials

If you would be convinced that in all He allows and in all that happens to you God has no other end in view but your real advantage and your eternal happiness, reflect a moment on all He has done for you; you are now suffering, but remember that the author of this suffering is…

Chortkiv,-,Ternopil,-,Ukraine,July,26,,2017.,In,The

Charity Towards the Poor with the Help of the Lord

When St. Catherine perceived that the more charitable she was towards her neighbor the more she would be acceptable to the Lord, she prepared and equipped herself as thoroughly as she could to succor the needy. But as she had nothing of her own – being a true religious who had determined to observe the…

Vienna,,Austira,-,October,22,,2020:,The,Painting,Of,Crucifixion

Life of Reparation: Did Christ Save the World Chiefly by Sermons or the Cross?

In the modern age it seems obvious that the only way to make it through the narrow gate[1] and arrive in heaven is to make the total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and meditate (in front of the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar if possible) for at least one hour daily (priests and religious)…

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Temptations

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye shall fall into diverse temptations.” -Epist. S. Jas., Cat., c. i, v. 2. If we are tempted, says the Holy Spirit, “it is a sign that God loves us.” Those whom God best loves have been most exposed to temptations. “Because thou was acceptable to God,” said…

Medieval,Fresco,Of,Mary,At,The,Parish,Church,Of,Zurrieq

The Privilege of Virtue: the Confidence of the Just

The joy of a good conscience is always accompanied by that blessed hope of which the Apostle speaks when he tells us to rejoice in hope and to be patient in tribulation (cf. Rom. 12:12). This is the rich inheritance of the children of God, their general refuge in tribulation, and their most efficacious remedy…

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St. Gemma Galgani: Twentieth Century Stigmatist

There have been very few Saints who had all five sacred stigmata. The Spirit, as we read in St. John, “breatheth where He will” and as He will, and whether by much or by little, attains His most sublime ends. Gemma was to be among the number of the most privileged, participating not only in…

St.,Petersburg,,Russia,-,April,,2022:,Kneeling,Angels,With,A

Mortification

“I will be to them as one that taketh off the yoke.” -Osee 11:4 I shall now speak of those means that may help us to render this necessary practice of mortification not only easy, but pleasant. The first means is the grace of God, with which all things become easy. St. Paul supplies us…

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We Must Find Mary

“In me is all grace of the way, and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue.” -Eccles. 24:25 In her we shall find the grace to attain unto Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. To attain unto the Truth as the Apostle would have us…