|Many waters cannot quench love. (Song of Songs 8:7)|
Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
"Depraved by prosperity and unchastened by adversity, you desire not the peace of the state but liberty for license....Though crushed by the enemy, you put no check on immorality, you learned no lesson from calamity; in the depths of sorrows you still wallow in sin." -- St. Augustine, City of God, I, 33 (tr. by D.B. Zema, SJ and G.G. Walsh, SJ)
Psalm 1: (5) Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; (6) for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Friday, October 7, 2016
|The Lord is great in Sion and high above|
all the peoples. (Psalm 98)
Friday, September 30, 2016
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
“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