Writings About Saints
“Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.’”
Have your faith and hope been increasing this week? They should be. The two most important public events of the past week have been the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of All Souls…
“Today is the feast of St. Benedict in the 1962 Calendar. And St. Benedict’s life is a model of how we should approach Holy Week.”
St. John the Baptist is not just any prophet. In our Lord’s own words, he is a “prophet . . . . and more than a prophet.”
Thinking on needing to preach on St. John the Evangelist, a story I had read in one of Fr. Groeschel’s books on spirituality came to mind, which I now share with you…
Writings For Spiritual Growth
In the ancient world, the ideal image of the king was a shepherd. Whether this was true before him or not, King David served as the standard against which all other kings were measured and fell short—that is, until our Lord, Jesus Christ.
It can be an uncomfortable experience when we’ve “put in our place,” reminded of our lower status, that we are not always in charge. This is what appears to be happening in the daunting scenario Jesus proposes to His apostles today.
“And there’s another country I’ve heard of long ago, Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know.”
A few days ago I found myself in a Catholic cemetery. Somehow the reality of life, family, dreams, sadness, and eternity are never so palpable as among gravestones with dates and labels of family and friendship, while a statue of Christ watches over.
For each one of us there was a choosing. There was an election. And God voted for us.
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