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 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.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Office of Readings: Hebrews 7


Now we have confidence in a better hope,
through which we draw near to God.
(Hebrews 7:19)




Friday, March 11, 2016

Office of Readings: Numbers 14:1-25


The Lord said, "I forgive them as you ask. But--as I live, and as the glory of the Lord fills all the earth--of all men who have seen my glory and the signs that I worked in Egypt and in the wilderness, who have put me to the test ten times already and not obeyed my voice, not one shall see the land I swore to give their fathers. Not one of those who slight me shall see it."

Friday, March 4, 2016

Office of Readings: Exodus 35


"And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel...and he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass.

And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in the carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work....

Then wrought Bezaleel...and every wise hearted man...all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the Lord had commanded."