Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

During painful times, when you feel a terrible void, think how God is enlarging the capacity of your soul so that it can receive him--making it, as it were, infinite as he is infinite.  Look upon each pain as a love token coming to you directly from God in order to unite you to him.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pope Benedict XV

I want all the Church's children to be saturated with and strengthened by the Bible, and acquire the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

St. Maximilian Kolbe

The culmination of the Mass is not the consecration, but communion.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

St. Francis of Assisi

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Matthew 1:18-25 RSV-CE2

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.  When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly.  But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means, God with us).  When Joseph woke from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife, but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Didache

On the Lord's own day, assemble in common to break bread and offer thanks; but first confess  your sins, so that your sacrifice may be pure.  However no one quarreling with your brother may join your meeting until they are reconciled; your sacrifice must not be defiled.  for here we have the saying of the Lord:  In every place and time offer me a pure sacrifice; for I am a mighty King. says the Lord; and my name spreads terror among the nations.