Saturday, November 18, 2017
Blessed Solanus Casey, pray for us!
Beatification: Saturday, November 18th TODAY
Will air live on EWTN at 4PM Eastern
Friday, November 17, 2017
St. Elizabeth of Hungary:
"St. Elizabeth was born in 1207, the daughter of King Alexander II of Hungary. At the age of four she was sent for education to the court of the Landgrave of Thuringia, to whose infant son she was betrothed. As she grew in age, her piety also increased by leaps and bounds. In 1221, she …"
Scripture Speaks: Waiting with Our Talents:
"Jesus tells a parable about what His followers should be doing while they await His return. Can we find ourselves in it? Gospel (Read Mt 25:14-30) From its context in St. Matthew’s Gospel, we know that today’s parable touches again on being prepared for the arrival of someone who has been gone a long time. …"
The Parable of the Talents:
"I’ve seen it time and time again. Someone decides to seek a better paying job, or pursue and investment strategy, or launch a new business. Invariably some pious person in the parish objects that maybe this is too worldly, that it will be a distraction from Church and family priorities, that one should be satisfied …"
The Bridge Builder: Rediscovering Pope John Paul I:
“Progress in love” was the final phrase from John Paul I at the Wednesday September 27, 1978 General Audience. A day later, a worldwide church was stunned."
Thursday, November 16, 2017
For Behold, The Kingdom of God is Among You. (Luke 17:21)
“Fight Like a Knight”: Spiritual Warfare Prayers:
“My daughter, I want to teach you about spiritual warfare. Never trust in yourself, but abandon yourself totally to My will. …I will not delude you with prospects of peace and consolations; on the contrary, prepare for great battles. Know that you are now on a great stage where all heaven and earth are watching …"
Justice League & Humanity's Longing for a Savior:
"For many people, the familiar Marvel and DC superheroes are the most obvious Christ figures because they are, in their essence, saviors. Countless comic-book protagonists exist on a spectrum from the merely human to the virtually omnipotent, and therefore they provide us with a convenient map of the different ways of thinking about savior figures. …"
Responding to the Painful Reality of Death:
"It is fitting that my daughter came to me on a dark November night. It is the month the Church remembers the dead and prays ardently for the poor souls in Purgatory. The days are cold while the trees shake off the last remnants of autumnal glory to enter into the silent deep of winter. …"
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
"All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few, whom God will soon convert.. When all seems lost and hopeless, then, in the twinkling of an eye, the ordeal will be over: the sun will rise and shine again as in a New springtime, over a purified earth.."
~ Blessed Ann Maria Taigi
h/t: G. SanServerino
Cardinal Burke Addresses the ‘Dubia’ One Year After Their Publication
" In wishing to honor two recently deceased cardinals, the American cardinal makes a final plea to the Holy Father for clarity, saying the “grave” situation is “continually worsening” and that it is “urgent” the Pope “confirm his brothers in the faith.”
"I tend to experience loneliness quite often: I’m a melancholic temperament, which means that I prefer order, solitude, and time to think. As a natural introvert, I relish the rare moments when my kids are all in bed and I feel as if my brain can decompress from teaching my first grader about place value …"