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, February 28, 2014

"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."  (1 John 11)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Retreat Week

"I will arise and go now..."
...I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
 Dropping from the veils of morning...
 --W.B. Yeats

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

"So I gave them up to the hardness of their hearts; they walked according to their own counsels” -- Responsorial Psalm (81) for today's Mass.

Are there sadder words in all the Psalms? Imprisoned in the self?

"If only my people would hear me..."

Pray especially today for all those who must bear things, seemingly alone. May their True Lover comfort them.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46)

 "He was filled with a sense of peace that was all the keener for being so brief--all the power of existence, all the delight of going nowhere, of asking nothing, desiring nothing, just to stand there the whole night long, blessedly, blissfully, as trees stand, catching the snowflakes."

--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle, translated by Thomas P. Whitney