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, September 30, 2016

He knew another place, a wood...

He knew a path that wanted walking;
He knew a spring that wanted drinking;
A thought that wanted further thinking;
A love that wanted re-renewing.

--Robert Frost, "A Lone Striker" 

Friday, August 19, 2016

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.
The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away. (1Peter 1:24)

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others
 but whose place no one else can take."
--Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod

Friday, August 12, 2016

What the Pope Should Have Said

“Does it please you, O God, to deliver into the hands of these beasts the defenseless children I have nourished with your love? I beseech you, dear Lord, protect these whom I am now unable to protect.”

--Prayer of St. Clare when her convent was under siege by Muslim attackers. Her feast was August 11th.

Friday, July 8, 2016

By acknowledging your sins strip away your former self, seduced as it is by destructive desires, and put on the new self, renewed in the likeness of its Creator....Those whose sins still cling to them like a goatskin will stand on His left because they did not approach Christ's fountain of rebirth....Wash yourself clean, so that you may hold a richer store of grace.
--St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Friday, June 24, 2016

How lovely is thy dwelling place, o Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the Lord…. Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion….Blessed is the man who trusts in thee! (Psalm 84)

"In a psalm, instruction vies with beauty."--St. Ambrose.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday -- Office of Readings: Hebrews 9:11-28

The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God.