Wednesday, February 29, 2012

St. Faustina

Only love has meaning; it raises up our smallest actions into infinity.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

St. Augustine

O Lord,
The house of my soul is narrow;
enlarge it that you may enter in.
It is ruinous, O repair it!
It displeases Your sight.
I confess it, I know.
But who shall cleanse it,
to whom shall I cry but to you?
Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord,
and spare Your servant from strange sins.

Friday, February 24, 2012

From Today's Office of Readings

To begin on this path, start by adorning your house with modesty and humility. Make it shine brightly with the light of justice. Decorate it with the gold leaf of good works, with the jewels of faithfulness and greatness of heart. Finally, to make the house perfect, raise a gable above it all, a gable of prayer. Thus you will have prepared a pure and sparkling house for the Lord. Receive the Lord into this royal and splendid dwelling — in other words: receive, by his grace, his image into the temple of your soul.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Morning Prayer from Today's Divine Office

may everything we do
begin with Your inspiration,
continue with Your help,
and reach perfection under Your guidance.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Prayer of Reparation

Most loving Jesus, when I consider your tender heart and see it full of mercy and tenderness toward sinners, my own heart is filled with joy and confidence that I shall be so kindly welcomed by You. Unfortunately, how many times have I sinned! But now, with Peter and with Magdalene, I weep for my sins and detest them because they offend You, infinite Goodness. Mercifully grant me pardon for them all; and let me die rather than offend You again; at least let me live only to love You in return. Amen.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Little Inspiration

Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it's meant to be.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Inter Mirifica #13

All the children of the Church should join, without delay and with the greatest effort in a common work to make effective use of the media of social communication in various apostolic endeavors, as circumstances and conditions demand. They should anticipate harmful developments, especially in regions where more urgent efforts to advance morality and religion are needed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Prayer for Stressful Times

Lord, I'm just having some trouble managing this stressful time in my life. The stress is just getting to be too much for me, and I need your strength to get me through. I know you are a pillar for me to lean on in tough times, and I pray that you will continue to provide me with ways to make my life a little less burdensome.

Lord, I pray that you provide me your hand and walk me through the dark times. I ask that you reduce the burdens in my life or show me the path to get things done or rid myself of the things weighing me down. Thank you, Lord, for all you do in my life and how you will provide for me, even in these stressful times.

(By Kelli Mahoney at "Christian Teens")

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Catechism #89-90

There is an organic link between our spiritual life and the dogmas. The dogmas are lights on the road of our faith, they enlighten it and make it sure. Conversely, if our life is upright, our mind and our heart are open to receive the light of the dogmas of faith. The mutual links and the coherence of the dogmas can be found in the totality of the revelation of the mystery of Christ.

Friday, February 10, 2012


The feeling of wonder is the touchstone of the philosopher, and all philosophy has its origins in wonder.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sacrosanctum Concilium

At the Last Supper, on the night when He was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the eucharistic sacrifice of His Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the centuries until He should come again, and so to entrust to His beloved spouse, the Church, a memorial of His death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is eaten, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Prayer for Patience

Lord, teach me to be patient - with life, with people,and with myself. I sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and I push for answers before the time is right. Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my ownand to surrender my will to Your greater and wiser plan. Help me let life unfold slowly, like the small rosebud whose petals unravel bit by bit, and remind me that in hurrying the bloom along, I destroy the bud and much of the beauty therein.

Instead, let me wait for all to unfold in its own time. Each moment and state of growth contains a loveliness. Teach me to slow down enough to appreciate life and all it holds. Amen.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

St. Therese of Lisieux

My penance consisted in breaking my will, always so ready to impose itself on others, in holding back a reply, in rendering little services without recognition.