Drawn by Christ’s Forgiveness


Pope Francis going to Confession

When we go to confession, we go first of all to recognize that we are sinners and no one of us gets beyond that basic fact–that we are sinners even though saved. The remarkable thing in the testimony and history of the saints is that the more one grows in his experience of the love of Christ, the more he realizes how much this love is absent in himself. He is drawn to the sacrament of penance out of his life experience; not from some external “you ought to” or “you should,” but because it becomes more and more a need. There is a hunger for it which cannot be satisfied by anything less than being plunged into this mystery of Christ. ~Fr. Edward J. Farrell, Prayer Is A Hunger

God’s Will

The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will. ~Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

All Souls Day


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

All Saints Day



O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one Communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those indescribable joys which thou hast prepared for those who truly love thee: through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen