As I look back over the events of yesterday and scour over the news articles of today, I find myself wondering, "in the grand scheme of things, what was lost?" And I have to conclude... nothing. Nothing was lost. Everything was gained. It was an event that brought the world together in love. It set hearts aflame, burning in unison, and it will continue to do so for years to come.
“If our Savior blessed the shepherds, the Magi, Simeon, John the Baptist, and others, because they greeted His presence with devoted hearts for a brief passing hour, how much more did He bless you who have sanctified yourself for so many years in His company and that of His Mother?”
Keeping it short and sweet this month... with Lent starting, lots of liturgical living will be taking place everyday! Besides those added sacrifices and prayers, we'll be adding these simple celebrations to our March calendar
Over the last 11 years, Jeremiah 29:11 always shows up right before big moments in my life — moments like when I decided to change my major to study Theology and before my interview for a teaching position in Knoxville that I really wanted. I think it even showed up around the time of my wedding! It resurfaced again this morning.
Every century, the Holy Spirit raises up the saints that our world desperately needs. Though the canonization of St. Josephine Bakhita took place almost 20 years ago, it seems that as of the last few years, this African saint is gaining more and more prominence within the Catholic Church today.
Fifteen quotes from St. John Bosco that will help you gain spiritual traction in very practical ways.