Saint,Peter,And,Paul

The Spiritual Significance of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

For Catholics the annual feast of Saints Peter and Paul is of immense spiritual import.  In the Roman tradition, it is one of the more significant feasts on the liturgical calendar, kept as a solemnity on the General Roman calendar.  In some countries it is still a holy day of obligation, such as in England. …

Lomnica,Donja,,Croatia,-,September,28,,2012:,Holy,Trinity,Altar

Practice of Conformity to God (PART II)

In Reverses of Fortune We should accept with the same conformity to the will of God the loss of employment or money and all other setbacks in our temporal affairs, repeating with faith the words of Job: “The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away; as it has pleased the Lord, so it…

Angel,Guardian

The Power of Guardian Angels

Our Angel Guardians We will now speak of what is for us the most interesting and important of all the facts concerning the angels, namely, their role as our dearest, most intimate, most loving guardians.  Every Christian should strive to have a full comprehension of this doctrine and should realize vividly the presence of this…

Christ,Crowned,With,Thorns,,By,Gerard,Van,Honthorst,,C.,1622,

Remedies Against Pride (PART II)

Consider also the danger of vainglory, the daughter of pride, which St. Bernard says, enters lightly but wounds deeply.  Therefore, when men praise you, think whether you really possess the qualities for which they commend you.  If you do not, you have no reason to be proud.  But if you have justly merited their praise,…

St.,Petersburg,,Russia,,February,8,,2021.,In,The,Image,We

Exercise Great Care in the Selection of Your Spiritual Reading

“Blessed is the man whom Thou shalt instruct, O Lord, and shalt teach him out of Thy Law.” –Ps. 93:12 “All scripture divinely inspired, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice.” –2 Timothy 3:16 Spiritual reading is to the soul what food is to the body. Be careful, therefore, to…

Turin,,Italy,-,March,14,,2017:,The,Painting,Of,Sacred

Motives Impelling Devotion to the Sacred Heart

By Original Sin man lost Sanctifying Grace and thereby forfeited the right to Heaven. But God, in His merciful love, had decreed from eternity to restore him to the state of supernatural grace and to make him worthy of eternal happiness. This was to be accomplished by the Incarnation of the Son of God, who,…

Wooden,Confessional,In,The,Old,Church,In,The,Sunlights

How We Are to Fight Against Impurity

In encountering this vice we must use special tactics and greater resolution.  In order to do this we must distinguish three phases of the operation – the first, which precedes the temptation – the second, during the temptation – the third, which follows the temptation. First:  Before the time of temptation we must avoid all…

Ostensory,For,Worship,At,A,Catholic,Church,Ceremony,-,Adoration

The Assault on the Holy Eucharist

“I am not allowed in these columns to discuss politics or religion, which is inconvenient; as they are the only two subjects which seem to me to have the slightest element of interest for a sane man.” That was the English convert to Catholicism GK Chesterton writing in the Illustrated LondonNews in 1908. Chesterton became…