"The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action. Before all else, the disciple kneels down."— St. Gianna Molla

The Meeting Place

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the meeting place of two loves: the one, which descends from on high, is the Father's love poured out on the family of His children to draw them to Himself; the other, which ascends from below, is the filial love of His children who, through the beloved Son, ascend towards the Father. 

Archbishop Emile Guerry

An Abyss of All Blessings

This Divine Heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs.  It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows.  It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need. 

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

If Angels Could Be Envious of Us

If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska 

Exercise Your Faith

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An increase in Faith comes from the exercise of the Faith we have already received.  It is like the development of a muscle.  It requires us to increase our dedication to the Word of God; our perseverance in prayer and meditation; and the exercise of our faith to penetrate the mysteries before us…Faith takes risks – it recognizes that with God all things are possible…Faith grows as we find ourselves more deeply united with the Lord and wanting to imitate His words and actions. 

Father George P. Schommer, O.P.

That We Might Hear The Voice of God

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons ) We must fly from all that can draw us away from God; we must keep ourselves in a silence both exte...