Lord God, you chose Saint Luke to reveal the mystery of your love for the poor in his preaching and his writings. Grant that those who already acknowledge your name may continue to be one in mind and heart, and that all the nations may see your salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, … More Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
Almighty ever-living God, who adorn the sacred body of your Church with the confessions of holy Martyrs, grant, we pray, that, just as the glorious passion of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, which we celebrate today, brought him eternal splendor, so it may be for us unending protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who … More Oct 17: Saint Ignatius of Antioch
“I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.” ~St. Margaret Mary St. Margaret Mary, pray for us.
“For it is our plain duty to preach and defend the truth in a straightforward way. Those who are to stumble must stumble, rather than the heirs of grace should not hear. While we offend and alienate one man, we secure another; if we drive one man further the wrong way, we drive another further … More Our Duty
“Many have forgotten that unofficial witness-bearing used to be the chief way by which the Good News went around the world. I tell you, and you believe and receive and tell someone else, and he tells others. Frank, vital telling in ordinary language that the Lord Jesus Christ lives and loves, and can save and … More Witness-bearing
O God, who endowed the Bishop Saint Wilfrid with outstanding graces for the building up of your Church, grant that, by the help of his prayers, we may, like him, weather every storm and be brought at the last into the haven of your peace. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, … More October 12: St. Wilfrid
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~Saint John XXIII St. John, pray for us.
“Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas
“In everything, whether it is a thing sensed or a thing known, God Himself is hidden within.” ~St. Bonaventure
“What is important for a monk is what he finds in his heart when all the noise of the surrounding world is silenced. There appears to be a consciousness, an understanding that can only surface when we muster the courage to accept our solitude—and to do so in a deeply silent way. A female guest … More To Hear What Is Essential