To Jesus, Through Mary
As a young priest, Saint Josemaria grasped with new depth a truth he had always known. “Yesterday I discovered another Mediterranean: if I am a son of my Father God, then I am also a son of my Mother Mary.”
Mary, Mother of Mercy
"God’s special love for humble people contains a deep mystery. God is 'disarmed' by simple people; their language, seemingly so naive and inoffensive, 'put(s) down the mighty from their throne.'" A new article on Christian life.
Mary, Model and Teacher of Faith
Fifth article in the series "Examples of Faith." With link to "A Marian Month" and words of Saint John Paul II on our Lady and praying the Rosary.
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (I): Stealing Christ's Heart
"Perhaps we could define prayer like this: a word that 'steals Christ’s heart' and enables us to live, from now on, close to Him."
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (II): With Words Jesus Taught Us
"It is only by knowing what God holds deep in his heart that we can learn to pray truly." A new article in the series on prayer.
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (III): In the Company of the Saints
The example of the saints, especially our Lady, can be a great help for our life of prayer. A new article in the series on prayer.
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (IV): Learning How to Listen
Blessed Guadalupe wrote about her life of prayer: “Go deeper in that silence to arrive where God alone is: where not even the angels can enter without our permission." A new article in the series on prayer.
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (V): How God Speaks To Us
The language of prayer is mysterious. We cannot control it, but little by little by persevering in prayer we find that God changes our heart.
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (VI): A Richer Language
God's language is much richer than ours. He can speak to us in many different ways, with words and also with deeds.
“Feeling... that I am a son of God fills me with real hope”
Perhaps there is no greater tragedy for man than the sense of disillusionment he suffers when he has corrupted or falsified his hope, by placing it in something other than the one Love which satisfies without ever satiating. (Friends of God, 208)
If we transform our temporal projects into ends in themselves and blot out from our horizon our eternal dwelling place and the end for which we have been created, which is to love and praise the Lord and then to possess him for ever in Heaven, then our most brilliant endeavors turn traitor, and can even become a means of degrading our fellow creatures. Remember that sincere and well‑known exclamation …
October Recollection Kit
A recollection is a “mini-retreat,” a few hours of quiet prayer when we look at our lives in God's presence. As we continue to face a global pandemic, this guide can help us spend an hour or two in loving conversation with God, right where we are.
Contemplating the Rosary through Sacred Art and Scripture
7 October is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We offer a pdf prepared in Kenya that can help us grow in our love for each of the mysteries of the Holy Rosary,
Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
September 15th is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, when following an ancient tradition in the Church we venerate the "seven sorrows of Our Lady." Perfectly united to her Son's sacrifice on the Cross, Mary lovingly shares in Jesus' self-giving for our redemption.