"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8) Purity 'We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.' --St. Peter Julian Eymard God desires from you the least degree … Continue reading Esto Vir! We are called to be the best version of ourselves; to be the man or woman God has called us to be!!!
Month: January 2016
Power, Prayer, Purity in all things, what we watch, listen to, read and how we use and treat our bodies – St Thomas Aquinas has showed us the way…
Our Great Patron. Dear Brothers and Sisters of the confraternity, Happy Feast of our Patron, the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas! We are blessed in the most outstanding way to have an advocate like St. Thomas praying for us before the throne of God. Why? Because St. Thomas is a saint that knows what it … Continue reading Power, Prayer, Purity in all things, what we watch, listen to, read and how we use and treat our bodies – St Thomas Aquinas has showed us the way…
A Prayer for After Mass (by St. Thomas Aquinas)
I give thanks to Thee, O Lord, most holy, Father almighty, eternal God, that Thou hast vouchsafed, for nomerit of mine own, but out of Thy pure mercy, to appease the hunger of my soul with the precious body and blood of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Humbly I implore Thee, let not this … Continue reading A Prayer for After Mass (by St. Thomas Aquinas)
A Prayer Before Mass (by St. Thomas Aquinas)
Almighty and everlasting God, behold I come to the Sacrament of Thine only-begotten Son, our LordJesus Christ: I come as one infirm to the physician of life, as one unclean to the fountain of mercy, as one blind to the light of everlasting brightness, as one poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and … Continue reading A Prayer Before Mass (by St. Thomas Aquinas)
Cathechism Of The Catholic Church Teaching On The Integrity Of The Powers Of Life And Love
CCC 2338 So far we’ve covered the idea that man has the powers of life and love placed in him, and that (regarding sexuality especially) the powers must be integrated or the unity of the person is at risk. Today’s reflection is on the next clause of that section. Back to the Integrity of the … Continue reading Cathechism Of The Catholic Church Teaching On The Integrity Of The Powers Of Life And Love
St. Thomas Shows Us The Path of Chastity and Toward Holiness
The Prayer of St. Thomas for Purity This blog is a collection of more than just reflections on doctrine. I’m interested not just in knowing about chastity, but in being chaste. Because of that, I will also collect spiritual practices and prayers related to chastity. Here is St. Thomas’ prayer for purity, which I say every morning. … Continue reading St. Thomas Shows Us The Path of Chastity and Toward Holiness
Authentic Christian Manly Friendship: Two Saints Show Us The Way!
The sermon below was from the second reading of today's Office of Readings in The Liturgy of Hours and gives us an awesome display of manly friendship and agape love between two Saints who were great friends almost 1700 years ago. This sermon by Saint Gregory Nazianzen about his relationship with his friend St. Basil … Continue reading Authentic Christian Manly Friendship: Two Saints Show Us The Way!
Should We Have Married Priests?
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/should-we-have-married-priests The following article was written by Father Dwight Longenecker in The National Catholic Register on December 28, 2015 and provides great wisdom, temperance and prudence for our times. When Catholics discover that I am a married priest the vast majority of them say, “That’s fantastic! I hope the Church changes to allow our priests … Continue reading Should We Have Married Priests?
Green Bananas: The Wisdom of Father Bill Atkinson, Servant Of God
The Next Saint Canonized by The Roman Catholic Church may be Father Bill Atkinson from Delaware County, PA. Click on links below to see why. http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20150905/NEWS/150909817 http://www.fatherbillatkinson.com/ http://www.augustinian.org/news/2015/6/12/father-bill-atkinson-osa-the-cause-for-sainthood http://articles.philly.com/2015-09-09/news/66331891_1_priest-canonization-digregorio http://catholicphilly.com/2012/04/features/priest-shared-lifes-wisdom-with-former-student/ http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2012/04/30/sports/doc4f9ae540d2767157764333.txt http://www.fatherbillbook.com/ I recommend reading the book - Green Bananas: The Wisdom of Father Bill Atkinson, by Steve McWilliams to learn more about the life, … Continue reading Green Bananas: The Wisdom of Father Bill Atkinson, Servant Of God
Lumen Gentium – Light Of The Nations
Dogmatic Constitution on The Church - http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/teach/lumegent.htm