St.,Patricks,Cathedral,-,Nyc

Freedom of Heart According to My Imitation of Christ

A Pure and Entire Resignation of Ourselves for Obtaining Freedom of Heart Christ: Son, leave thyself and thou shalt find Me. Stand without choice or any self-seeking, and thou shalt always gain. For greater grace shall always be added to thee irrevocably once thou has given up thyself. Disciple: Lord, how often shall I resign…

Connellsville,,Pennsylvania/united,States,-,May,31,,2019:,Stained,Glass,Window

Remembering Leo XIII’s Arcanum—On Christian Marriage

Few popes in the history of the Church had the impact of Pope Leo XIII. Born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci on March 2, 1810, he was the sixth of seven sons born to Count Lodovico Pecci and Anna Prosperi-Buzi. At age eight, Lodovico and Anna sent their son to study at a Catholic school…

Klenovnik,,Croatia,-,October,09,,2012:,Sacred,Heart,Of,Jesus,

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus According to St. Gertrude

Invitation of the Heart of Jesus Part I The Devotion to the Sacred Heart is the Last Effort in These Latter Ages of the Love of Our Lord for Men One day when St. John, the well-beloved Apostle of the Heart of Jesus, appeared to St. Gertrude in the splendor of an incomparable glory, “My…

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…