Do not seek spiritual gifts. Do not seek to be filled with wisdom for the sake of being seen as wise. Do not seek to be a charitable person, so that people may say "look, there's so and so doing such a wonderful things." Do not fast, so that you may hear whispers in the halls of how pious your fast is. Do these things with an indifference to what the world thinks of them. As long as we care not for what our "image" is,... [ Read more ]
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
God by grace resides in the just soul as in a temple, in a most intimate and peculiar manner. From this proceeds that union of affection by which the soul adheres most closely to God, more so than the friend is united to his most loving and beloved friend, and enjoys God in all fullness and sweetness.
Pope Leo XIII
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When... [ Read more ]
A recent blog claims that, following in the footsteps of Jesus and Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis aims to end religion.
"Some scholars," the author points out, "have said that Jesus came to end religion. If you consider how He continuously provoked and criticized the Pharasees and Scribes, this begins to make sense."
Sounds great, right? Jesus came to end religion! Spirit of Vatican 2! Whoopiee! (Can't you... [ Read more ]
Patron of no less than three countries, St. George is no doubt amongst Christendom's most beloved saints. He is the model of duty, humility, and service. Less well known than his fight with the dragon, is the heroic story of his martyrdom under Diocletian. Early Christians were captivated by the life of Saint George, that many churches to this day bear his name. His renown even crosses the religious divide. It is said in Israel there is a... [ Read more ]