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.
“He listens to us and answers us”
'Et in meditatione mea exardescit ignis. And in my meditation a fire shall flame out.' That is why you go to pray: to become a bonfire, a living flame giving heat and light. So, when you are not able to go on, when you feel that your fire is dying out, if you cannot throw on it sweet- smelling logs, throw on the branches and twigs of short vocal prayers and ejaculations, to keep the bonfire burning. And you will not have wasted your time. (The Way, 91)
If we truly want to unburden our hearts, and are honest and sincere about it, we seek the advice of those who love and understand us: our father or mother, wife or husband, our brother or friend. Even though often what we want isn't so much to listen as to express our feelings and say what has happened to us, a dialogue has already begun. Let us begin to do …
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.