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

Have We Become A Little Too Casual?



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God promises to receive the repentant sinner when he returns to Him, but nowhere does He promise to give him tomorrow. 

St. Gregory

The Gift of Light



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Faith is like a dark tunnel: God gives us the Light to take one step at a time. The Light is not given to see the end of the tunnel.

 Father Walter Ciszek, S.J.

Look Often With Your Inward Eyes


Look often with your inward eyes on Christ Jesus, crucified, naked, blasphemed, slandered, forsaken and overwhelmed by every kind of weariness, sorrow and labor. Remember that your sufferings are not comparable to His either in quality or quantity and that you can never suffer for His sake anything equal to what He suffered for you

St. Frances de Sales

Willingness To Suffer Patiently


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We need to suffer patiently not only the burden of being ill, but of being ill with the particular illness that God wants for us, among the people that He wants us to be with, and with the discomforts that He permits us to experience. I say the same of all other tribulations.

St. Frances de Sales

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...