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, April 26, 2013

Living Stones

The baptized have become 'living stones' to be 'built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood.' [1268] Having become a member of the Church, the person baptized belongs no longer to himself, but to him who died and rose for us. [1269] 'Reborn as sons of God, the baptized must profess before men the faith they have received from God through the Church' and participate in the apostolic and missionary activity of the People of God. [1270]--Cathechism of the Catholic Church.

          "Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness..." (Psalm 132)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Living Waters

 We thank you, Almighty God, for the
gift of water.Over it the Holy Spirit moved
in the beginning of creation.Through it
you led the children of Israel out of their
bondage in Egypt into the land of promise.
In it your Son Jesus received the baptism 
of John and was anointed by the Holy
Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead

us, through his death and resurrection, 
from the bondage of sin into everlasting life.
   --Rite of Baptism, Book of Common Prayer

Friday, April 12, 2013


"Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."

"The Risen One cannot be seen like a piece of wood or stone. He can be seen only by the person to whom he reveals himself....He does not reveal himself to curiosity but to love; love is the indispensable agent if we are to see and apprehend him." (Pope Benedict XVI)

Friday, April 5, 2013


"There is nothing that God hath established in a constant course of nature, and which therefore is done every day, but would seeme a Miracle, and exercise our admiration, if it were done but once." --John Donne, sermon for Easter Day, 1627.