We can carry burdens for so long out of fear or pride. God desires to remove our burdens from us, no matter how long we have been carrying them.
Servant of God, Br. Flavian Laplante, C.S.C., worked as an educator and servant of the poor during his life of ministry in present-day Bangladesh. A Marian pilgrimage he founded continues to be observed to this day.
Writing icons is an exacting practice, and in that discipline they are almost literally prayed to life. These "windows into Heaven" are beautiful to the eye, but more profoundly, they can help shed light on spiritual realities.
What was St. Joseph's greatest miracle during his life? Raising his family.
At the Holy Cross Novitiate, Tim began to develop a greater devotion to the Sacred Heart, to Whom the priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross are especially dedicated.
Priest-Professors rightly work very hard to excel in their academic disciplines and to hone their teaching skills, but their identities as spiritual fathers are often just as, if not more important to their students and colleagues as are their articles and lectures.
When we do penance and make petitions to the Lord, are we really asking God to change His mind? Rather, we should have the courage and trust to let God change US, so that we might be instruments of His will.
Sorrow for sin is the conviction that I need to choose to rid myself of what is not me, what is sin, so that I may be who I truly am. Yes, I need to repent of sin because sin offends God; but this is because sin prevents the love, the life, of God from coming to wholeness in me.
Our annual observance of Lent is a time for us to reevaluate our priorities and focus on our goal. We know that our true home is not in this passing world.
It can be hard as a child to understand the ascetic practices of the Lenten Season, but a more mature faith incorporates its lessons as the Church's fast before the feast.