Pursuit of Perfection

Making the Devil Afraid of You

Saint John Bosco / January 31, 2023
Pursuit of Perfection

Three Assaults on Your Interior Peace

Thomas à Kempis / January 30, 2023
Pursuit of Perfection

Is the Interior Life Selfish?

Fr. Jean-Baptiste Chautard / January 27, 2023
Enemies of Salvation

The Torments of Hell

Thomas à Kempis / January 26, 2023
Pursuit of Perfection

Four Means of Distrusting Oneself

Don Lorenzo Scupoli / January 25, 2023
Kremnica,,Slovakia,-,July,16,,2017:,The,Neo-gothic,Painting,Of

The Happy Death of the Just

The end, it is said, crowns the work, and, therefore, it is in death that the just man’s life is most fittingly crowned, while the departure of the sinner is a no less fitting close to his wretched career. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Ps. 115:15), says…

Kolomna,,Russia,-,May,,30,,2020:,Monument,To,Saint,Cyril

Appealing to Saints Cyril and Methodius—Heralds of Light and Faith

In June 2014, my family experienced something special. We had a private Mass in the crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It was our only visit there. Descending the stairs and quietly walking past the literal bones of St. Peter himself is a surreal experience. I carried my youngest and whispered to him that…

Paris,,France,-,January,05:,Saint,Thomas,,The,Dome,Painted

The Necessary Practice of Mortification

“But you, know by experience that our cross is truly full of unction, whereby it is not only light, but all the bitterness and hardship we find in our state is, by the grace of God, rendered sweet and pleasant.” -St. Bernard I shall now speak of those means that may help us to render…

Echternach,/,Luxembourg,-,03,10,2019:,Catholic,Liturgical,Book.

The Draw of the Old Mass in Latin

What is it about the Traditional Latin Mass that attracts so many, especially the younger generations? As a card-carrying Millennial, I hope to provide some insight. If you have walked into a Latin Mass with an open mind, you’ve likely been struck by the realization that something important is happening. The priest is not looking…

London,,Great,Britain,-,September,14,,2017:,The,Saint,Martyr

Feast Days and Celebrating the Memory of Saints and Martyrs

“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.” -Hebrews 12:1 Catholics celebrate the lives…

Paris,,France,-,February,10,,2019:,Stained,Glass,In,The

The Proof of True Humility is Patience

The proof of true humility is patience: neither meekness of speech, nor humbleness of bearing, nor the giving up of oneself to lowly works, is a sufficient indication by which to judge if a soul is truly humble.  There are many who bear all the appearance of exterior humility, but who are angered at every…

Andratx,,Mallorca,,Spain,-,October,07,2007:,Statue,Of,Jesus

On Visiting Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament

“I repeat then once more: love your Lord and God in the Blessed Sacrament a little more, and I am sure you will be found oftener before the altar.” -Fr. Michael Müller Asking King Herod, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews?” inquired the three Magi of the king of Jerusalem.  “Where is He?”…

Jerusalem,,Israel,-,March,5,,2015:,The,Paint,Of,Saint

The Excellence of Abandonment to God

Abandonment is the virtue of virtues; it is the cream of charity, the fragrance of humility, the sweetness of patience, and the fruit of perseverance.  Great is this virtue, and worthy of being practiced by the beloved children of God. “My Father,” says our good Savior on the cross, “into Thy hands I commend my…