Schäftlarn,,Germany,-,Nov,17,,2020:,View,Along,The,Main

The Elevation of the Mind to God

“Be still and know that I am God.” I seek you, my God, but not through any of the senses of my body or through any perceptible images. Rather, I turn within myself, to the interior chamber of my thoughts and feelings, and the realm which lies beyond all thoughts and feelings. For there, O…

Church,Of,St,Peter,Claver,And,Bocagrande,In,Cartagena,,Colombia

St. Peter Claver: Slave of the Slaves

There is a movement afoot that claims that the Roman Catholic Church was long insensitive to the plight of black slaves or to the institution of slavery in general. The movement is growing more vocal and more hostile and levies some extraordinarily uncharitable and unfounded claims. This is not the place to lay out those…

Cordoba,,Spain,-,May,27,,2015:,The,St.,Joachim,,Little

Meditation on the Feast of the Birth of Mary

“Mary was born a saint, and a great saint; for the grace with which God enriched her from the beginning was great, and the fidelity with which she immediately corresponded with it was great.” -St. Alphonsus Men usually celebrate the birth of their children with great feasts and rejoicings; but they should rather pity them,…

Detroit,,Michigan,,May,18,,2018:,Interior,View,Of,Abandoned,And

Remedies Against Anger and Hatred

Anger is an inordinate desire of revenge. Against this vice the Apostle strongly speaks: “Let all bitterness and anger, and indignation and clamor, and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ” (Eph. 4:31-32). And…

Vienna,,Austria.,2019/10/23.,"adoration,Of,The,Trinity",-,Landauer,Altarpiece

Perseverance in Prayer

The anemic style so frequently noted in recent translations and compositions of prayer, particularly over the past sixty or so years, is not quite so likely to please the Master of the Kingdom that suffers persecution. Treatises have been written about the terse, clear style of prayer expressed in the collects of the Roman Rite…

Daddy,Longlegs,,By,Willem,De,Zwart,,C.,1885-1910.,Dutch,Painting,

On Work and Doing Ordinary Actions Well

“Whatsoever ye do, do it from the heart as to the Lord.” -Colossians 3:23 Follow justly that which is just (Deut. 16:20), says Our Lord in Deuteronomy to His elect people. It is not sufficient for our advancement and perfection that we simply perform our actions; we must likewise perform them well. “He hath done…

Guimarãƒes,,Portugal,-,Jul,10,,2022:,Cloister,Of,The,Church

Advantages from Conformity to the Divine Will

Our sanctification is God’s aim in all His dealings with us. What would He not do for His own honor and our good if we would only let Him! The heavens make no resistance to the spirits that guide them and their motion is magnificent, orderly and useful; they declare aloud the glory of God…

Hands,Of,An,Unrecognizable,Woman,With,Bible,Praying

The Value of Good 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 Timoth. 3:16 Spiritual reading is to the soul what food is to the body. Be careful, therefore, to…