St. Paul’s epistle to the Romans exhorts me to “awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Not only that, but the “night is advanced, the day is at hand.” This is what the season of Advent should recall to me — a time for ever deeper appreciation of […]
Instead of being discouraged by my past disloyalties to Him, let me be thoroughly ashamed of them, which is a much better thing. Let me repeat to myself those words of Psalm 25: “Remember that Your compassion, O Lord, and Your kindness are from of old. The sins of my youth and my frailties remember […]
My past infidelities must not discourage me, for I must always remember and impress upon my mind as a first principle that discouragement never comes from Christ, our Lord. Rather, these past failures should underline my conviction that of myself I have not much to offer in the past or in the future. This recognition […]
Prayer to the Three Kings O almighty God! we raise our voices to Thee that Thou mayest hear and have pity on us. Thou canst assist us in a wonderful manner. God of sanctity, God of strength, immortal God, have pity on us. We implore Thee, through the merits of Jesus Christ, through the intercession […]
The most expensive indulgence — Hate. The cheapest stupidity and the easiest thing to do — find fault. The worst troublemaker — talking too much. The worst bankruptcy — the soul that has lost its enthusiasm.
The most precious part of a Christmas gift Is the love with which it is tied . . . The part of a card that kindles stars Is the friendliness tucked inside . . . O, it isn’t the gifts or the money spent That makes the Christ Child live . . . Not the […]
tidings of great joy to be shared by the whole people. This day in David’s city a Savior has been born to you, the Messiah and Lord. This day Christ is Born: today the Savior has appeared. This day the angels are singing on earth; archangels are rejoicing. Today the just are glad and say, […]