Writings About Saints
St. John the Baptist is not just any prophet. In our Lord’s own words, he is a “prophet . . . . and more than a prophet.”
Brothers and sisters, I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature.
We read how, when the blessed levite St. Lawrence was being roasted on an iron grill, he turned with a cheerful countenance to say to the Caesar Decius, “Look, you have me well done on one side, turn me over and eat.” Then he gave thanks to God and went to heaven.
If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.
Writings For Spiritual Growth
What dreams have you had that have been completely smashed by the circumstances of life?
That God’s grace far exceeds our capacity to sin should be no surprise.
“If in bed I say, “When shall I arise?” then the night drags on; I am filled with restlessness until the dawn.”
“He kept calling out all the more, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.” Saint Alphonsus Ligouri wrote that he believed it was practically impossible for a person to be saved without praying regularly.
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