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.
“With him there is no possibility of failure”
"I can do all things in him who strengthens me.'' With him there is no possibility of failure, and this conviction gives rise to the holy "superiority complex'' whereby we take on things with a spirit of victory, because God grants us his strength. (The Forge, 337)
If you’re not struggling, it’s no use telling me that you are really trying to become more closely identified with Christ, to know him and love him. When we set out seriously along the royal highway, that of following Christ and behaving as children of God, we soon realize what awaits us: the Holy Cross. We must see it as the central point upon which to rest our hope …
Meditations: Holy Saturday
Reflections for Holy Saturday. The topics are: hope illuminates Holy Saturday; those who accompany Christ in his abandonment; Mary consoles and strengthens us in difficult moments.
Meditations: Good Friday
Reflections for Good Friday. The topics are: Jesus suffered the Passion out of love for us; accompanying Christ in his agony; in the Cross we find our refuge and our salvation.
Meditations: Holy Thursday
Reflections for Holy Thursday. The topics are: Jesus washes the apostles’ feet; God gives himself to us in the Eucharist; giving thanks for the Eucharist and for the priesthood.