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Season of Joy

“We think of Lent as a gloomy season: it is because we do not love God enough. The same thing has happened to our word sacrifice: we...

Light Extinguished

“The sanctuary light burning before the altar that you saw be extinguished has many meanings: "The first reason for the lamp being...

Helpless...

“I come to tell you that they suffer in Purgatory, that they weep, and that they demand with urgent cries the help of your prayers and...

Vocational "Mistakes"

“A young man once exclaimed to a friend, ‘Suppose I make a mistake! I could not bear the disgrace of leaving a religious order after...

Sorrow's Company (part II)

“Now, you know we are taught by St. Paul that the Father chose us before the foundation of the world. That means that we are chosen in...

Sorrow's Company (part I)

“Since Our Blessed Lord has set us out on our pilgrimage, it is inevitable that we should feel, all our lives, the discomforts...

Does Christ Want Me?

“Said a boy one day, ‘How in the world does a person ever know he is to be a priest?’ This little lad was a budding philosopher: he...

Your True Worth

“So in your life, when the divine seed is thrown into you, when this divine grace, this share of the divine life, is cast into you, do...

Profound Mystery

“The whole life on earth of God made man is profoundly mysterious: it is as full of mysteries as it is of days. In spite of assiduous...

Shadow of the Cross

“Numerous are the christians who experience a sense of relief as the liturgical cycle of the Passiontide and Holy Week passes away and...

Lenten Joy

“We think of Lent as a gloomy season: it is because we do not love God enough. The same thing has happened to our word sacrifice: we...

Fisher of Men

“It was indeed an exciting adventure. The crews shouted to each other, they congratulated one another, they calculated the value of their...

Weep Not For Me

“If you love me, do not weep. If you only knew the gift of God and what Heaven is! If only you could hear the angels’ song from where you...

Into the Deep

“Do you remember our Lord’s words to Simon: Launch out into the deep? There is always a temptation to think of religion as something...

Emptiness

“Emptiness is a very common complaint in our days,, not the purposeful emptiness of the virginal heart and mind but a void, meaningless,...

Little Things

An excerpt from "No Abiding City", by Fr. Bede Jarrett, O.P.

"To Me..."

“People forget what the Christian faith is. They often quarrel with the prominence given to Heaven in Catholicism. They will sometimes...

The Eternal Evening

“If you live in the Church and try to use the power of the Church to increase the life of the Church, then the power of the Church will...