"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." — St. Augustine

Are You Prepared?

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It would be wise for me to always remember that I must die and that I ought always to be ready.  I should be able to go to bed at night and say: This night I may die; and if I die I am going to heaven…Would I do this or that if I knew I were to die this minute?...Live so death will never find me unprepared. I must always be ready. 

(Father Winfrid Herbst, S.D.S. from  The Way to God)

Our Highest Priority

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The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies...If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory. 

(From Homily February 14, 200 by Saint John Paul II)

Are Our Actions Consistent With What We Profess To Believe?

We believe God became man not only to die on the Cross, but also to be with us, near us, next to us; and when we receive Him in Holy Communion, within us. 

 (From With Us Today by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.)

Satan Will Never Succeed

My son, if we do what we have always done, what our fathers did before us, we cannot go wrong. Satan wants to destroy this prayer, but in this he will never succeed. The Rosary is the prayer of those who triumph over everything and everyone. It was Our Lady who taught us this prayer, just as it was Jesus who taught us the Our Father. 

(St. Pio of Pietrelcina)

Now Here Is Something to Chew On

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons ) The reason why we find life so hard, mortification so difficult, and why we are incl...