The Hiding Place

thy-will-not-mine-77881079“There are no ‘ifs’ in God’s Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it.” ~Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place

He Who Hopes In God Trusts God

“We are not perfectly free until we live in pure hope. For when our hope is pure, it no longer trusts exclusively in human and visible means, nor rests in any visible end. He who hopes in God trusts God, Whom he never sees, to bring him to the possession of things that are beyond imagination.”  ~Thomas Merton, No Man Is An Island

Rejoice In The Lord Always!


“It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas

Be Images of Christ


In every age consecrated men and women must continue to be images of Christ the Lord, fostering through prayer a profound communion of mind with him. ~ St. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata, no. 9

God Is Love

“‘God is love.’ His is not a sentimental, emotional kind of love but the love of the Father who is the origin of all life, the love of the Son who dies on the Cross and is raised, the love of the Spirit who renews human beings and the world. Thinking that God is love does us so much good, because it teaches us to love, to give ourselves to others as Jesus gave himself to us and walks with us. Jesus walks beside us on the road through life.” ~Pope Francis, 5/26/13

Making Room For The Kingdom


After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’ (Mark 1:14-16)

“One of the most fundamental problems in the spiritual order is that we sense within ourselves the hunger for God, but we attempt to satisfy it with some created good that is less than God. Thomas Aquinas said that the four typical substitutes for God are wealth, pleasure, power, and honor. Sensing the void within, we attempt to fill it up with some combination of these four things, but only by emptying out the self in love can we make the space for God to fill us.” ~Father Robert Barron

Jan 24: St. Francis de Sales

“You must be ready to suffer many great afflictions for the love of Our Lord, even martyrdom itself! Resolve to give Him, if He wants it, all that you hold most dear…those nearest to you, your eyes and even your life, because your heart must be prepared for all such sacrifices. However, as long as Divine Providence does not send you such great piercing afflictions, bear patiently the slight injuries, the little inconveniences, sickness, the unwarranted demands of relatives – in short, all such little trials which, when they are accepted and embraced with love, are highly pleasing to the good God and are a means of storing up vast spiritual riches if only you use them well.” ~St Francis de Sales, Every Day with St. Francis de Sales

What Really Matters

“If you want to be your own masters at all times, I advise you to make a very real effort to be detached from everything, and to do so without fear or hesitation. Then, when you go about your various duties, whether personal, family or otherwise, make honest use of upright human means with a view to serving God, his Church, your family, your profession, your country, and the whole of mankind. Remember that what really matters is not whether you have this or lack that, but whether you are living according to the truth taught us by our Christian faith, which tells us that created goods are only a means, nothing more. So, do not be beguiled into imagining that they are in any way definitive.” ~St. Josemaría Escrivá, Friends of God


May God grant many blessings to those
who March for Life.



The fight against abortion is “part of the battle in favor of life from the moment of conception until a dignified, natural end. This includes the care of the mother during pregnancy, the existence of laws to protect the mother postpartum, and the need to ensure that children receive enough food, as well as providing healthcare throughout the whole length of life…”

…On science being aware it is human life: “A pregnant woman isn’t carrying a toothbrush in her belly, or a tumor…We are in the presence of a human being.” ~Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis: His Life In His Own Words


I Am The Bread of Life


“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament… There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death. By the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste–or foretaste–of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man’s heart desires.

“The only cure for sagging or fainting faith is Communion. Though always Itself, perfect and complete and inviolate, the Blessed Sacrament does not operate completely and once for all in any of us. Like the act of Faith it must be continuous and grow by exercise. Frequency is of the highest effect. Seven times a week is more nourishing than seven times at intervals.” ~Excerpt from The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien