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 26, 2014

Coraggio

Be courageous, and do not fear the dark wrath of Lucifer. Always remember this: it is a good sign when he is roaring and clamoring around your will, since it means he is still on the outside. Courage!...with Jesus, courage! -- St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
 
St. Pius of Pietrelcina - September 23
St. Michael the Archangel - September 29

Friday, September 19, 2014

Genesis

God said, 'Let there be a vault...to divide the waters in two.'
 And so it was. God made the vault, and it divided the waters....God called the vault 'heaven.' (Genesis 1:6-8)

Bible Study has commenced here. Every time you plunge in, it's different. Read a great novel at 20, then again at 30, or 60. Not the same book. Even more so with Scripture. The Spirit speaks to you, uniquely, multifariously, every time you read or hear it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 15th - Our Lady of Sorrows

If you cannot enter into the warmth of books of devotion, it is a deficiency in you....Depend on it, the way to enter into the sufferings of the Son is to enter into the sufferings of the Mother. Place yourselves at the foot of the Cross, see Mary standing there....Imagine her feelings, make them your own....Feel what she felt and you will believe well. ("Our Lady in the Gospel," sermon of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.)

Friday, September 5, 2014




O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth;
O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself!
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth!

Lord, how long shall the wicked triumph?
They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.
They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless;
they condemn innocent blood.

Who will rise up against the evildoers?
Who will stand up against the workers of iniquity?

The Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
 The Lord is our defense, and our God is the rock of refuge.
He shall cut them off in their own wickedness;
 yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.  (from Psalm 94)

Pray for the Christians of Syria and Iraq, indeed all Christians within Islam's bloody borders, God preserve them.