Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashes his heart is!...Because he knew not the One who fashioned him....To know You well is complete justice, and to know Your might is the root of immortality. (Wisdom 15:3, 10-11)(NAB)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Knowing God is, we say our vows
When vesper deer come forth to browse
Telling the beads of many a yesterday.


Ave Maria while the evening star leans low...(Donald Davidson, "Gradual of the Northern Summer")

Friday, July 11, 2014


Earth in her heart laughs, thinking of the harvest,
Sharp as a sickle is the edge of shade and shine.
--George Meredith, "Love in the Valley"

"Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increase." (Psalm 4:7)

Friday, July 4, 2014


...ut cum sanctis tuis laudem te in saecula saeculorum.
...that with Thy saints I may praise Thee forever and ever.

Friday, June 27, 2014


In hora mortis meae voca me, et jube venire ad te.

At the hour of my death, call me,
and bid me come to you.

Thou inward Stranger/ Whom I have never seen/ Deeper and cleaner/ Than the clamorous ocean.../ Hold me in Thy Hand!
Thomas Merton, "Stranger"

...lo, I am with you always, even unto the end...(Matt. 28:20)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
 Ne permittas me separari a te.
Never let me be separated from you.

Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi, the feast of God with us.

"My church is never empty so long as the ruby burns in the sanctuary lamp; my church is filled with all times and all places." 
--Richard Rodriguez, "Irish Catholic," Political Passages, J. Bunzel, ed.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Intra tua vulnera absconde me.
Within your wounds, hide me.