Archive for the ‘saints’ Category

At Mass in our church today the Feast of the Annunciation was celebrated. Its official date is March 25 but because of the date of Easter this year it has been delayed. In the Liturgical Year the Church celebrates many significant feasts of Our Lady; if there is a hierarchy of these memorable occasions that […]


God’s Love

15Nov15

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”  (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church)


“We shall steer safely through every storm so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.” (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)


“It is typical in the Church to celebrate a saint’s death – day instead of the saint’s birthday, for “the Church always argued that it was premature to celebrate a birthday because the rest of the life of the person born on that day was subject to such ambiguity” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI).  The birthday […]


“You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux—of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church)  


Grace to Act

19Aug15

“Few souls understand what God would effect in them if they should give themselves entirely into His hands and allow His grace to act.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest)