“I shall simply tell you, as a true friend in the adorable Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, that when I pray to him for you this thought occurs to me: if you want to live wholly for him and attain that perfection he desires of you, you must make a complete sacrifice of yourself and of all that you have, without reserve, to his Sacred Heart. You must no longer will anything but with the will of this most loving Heart, love nothing except with his love, act only according to the lights he gives you, undertake nothing without first asking his counsel, and help. All the glory must be his. You must thank him for the ill as well as for the good success of your undertakings, always satisfied, never worrying about anything. As long as this divine Heart is satisfied, loved, and glorified, that must be enough for us….
After that you will not regard yourself in any other way than as belonging to and dependent upon the adorable Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. You must have recourse to it in all your necessities and take up your abode there in so far as you can. He will make up for what is wanting in your imperfect actions and sanctify your good ones if only you conform yourself in everything to his holy will. He has great plans in store for you.”
~St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
“The aim of all those who live in God is to please our Lord Jesus Christ and become reconciled with God the Father through receiving the Holy Spirit, thus securing their salvation, for in this consists the salvation of every soul. If this aim and this activity is lacking, all other labour is useless and all other striving is in vain. Every path of life which does not lead to this is without profit.”
St. Simeon the New Theologian, “Writings from the Philokalia”
We should be as concerned for our spiritual lives as our wifi!!
I simply cannot believe we have done this eight times, but we have, and in four years we’ll be doing it for the ninth, and final, time.… Read more “First Holy Communion #8”
There is a greater poverty than physical poverty: spiritual poverty. Innumerable have been the stories of irreligious people who, upon setting foot into the Cathedral of Notre… Read more “Physical Poverty vs. Spiritual Poverty”
“Seeing all kinds of memes on the money raised (700 million USD)to fix Notre Dame cathedral, usually with starving children underneath to imply that the money is better spent on the poor.
Of course 4.9 billion is being spent on the new football stadium in Los Angeles. Don’t see memes about that.
Or the 10s of billions spent on Olympic venues that now sit empty and deteriorating. Don’t see memes on that.
See lots of ads for Avengers Endgame which is projected to bring in over 800 million. Don’t see memes about that.
I could go on and on…but when the memes on the trillions spent on entertainment start coming up…we’ll talk.
Btw…the Catholic Church is the single largest charitable institution on the planet.
Building churches and helping the poor is not an either/or proposition. The Church has been doing both for two millennia.” ~Father Bill Peckman