Category: love

“You know that our Lord does not look at the g…

“You know that our Lord does not look at the greatness or difficulty of our action, but at the love with which you do it. What, then, have you to fear?” -St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, OCD
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My dude Chris Pratt @prattprattpratt! Thank yo…

My dude Chris Pratt @prattprattpratt! Thank you for using your platform to remind everyone watching to pray and do good, remember that they have a soul + a God who loves them, and to courtesy flush 😂. This is the most refreshing thing I’ve seen on the internet in a long time. I’ve been praying for the conversion of hearts in Hollywood and I’m grateful to see how Jesus is Lord in Starlord’s heart. #witness #faith #hope #love #Jesus #hollywood #mtv
Via @heypjk 🕊
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(Tag a Chris Pratt fan and show them this! Comment with what your favorite rule was.) (at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards)

A powerful & simple monument to honor the …

A powerful & simple monument to honor the women in our lives – in Magdala, Israel (home of Mary Magdalen).
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The proud person, by very definition, does not…

The proud person, by very definition, does not realize he is proud. If he realized he was proud he would repent, but it is pride which keeps him from seeing that he is wrong or sinful in any way. Pride is a very difficult sin to do anything about because the proud person will even go so far as to admit that he is proud, and that makes him even more “right” than he was before!
What a subtle, lying, deceitful and insidious sin pride is! No wonder it is called “the first sin”. No wonder it is the first and most terrible sin of Satan who is the Father of Lies. Is pride deadly? Yes. It is deadly like a poisoned apple. It is deadly like a smiling murderer. Pride kills because the proud person cannot stand others who disagree. Not only does the proud person have to be right, but as their pride grows they must also destroy everyone else who is wrong. They cannot allow an enemy to remain. The proud person may not kill literally, but they kill reputations through gossip and detraction. They kill good will through hatred and recrimination. They kill charity through revenge and nursing a grudge. They kill friendship through arrogance, indifference to others and lack of compassion.

Humility counters pride. The word “humility” is derived from the same root as humor and “humus” which means “earth.” A humble person is down to earth. A humble person has a good sense of humor. Most of all, the humble person knows his failures, faults and foibles. He knows himself and can laugh at himself.
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Let’s pray for all those people who are withou…

Let’s pray for all those people who are without true joy especially those within our church. May God change their hearts and fill them with joy! May all Catholics be known as the joyful people who bring the gospel to all!

“Act in a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God.” -St. Faustina

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“New Evangelization is the work of the whole C…

“New Evangelization is the work of the whole Church — lay, ordained, and consecrated. It’s about friends, family, and co-workers reaching out to one another and proclaiming the truth of Christ using all available means — conversation, personal witness, media, and the vast array of intellectual and spiritual riches the Church has built up in her two-thousand-year history. It’s about simple acts of kindness, simple challenges issued in love, and simple questions asked with sincerity. More fundamentally, the New Evangelization is more for the baptized than the unbaptized. It’s for those who’ve been inadequately catechized but all too adequately secularized, and it’s for those who’ve been de-Christianized in the very process of being sacramentalized.” -Dr. Scott Hahn, Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization
Via @frgoyo & @scottwhahn 🕊🇻🇦
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Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesu…

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…… (here name your request)
Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father….Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…….(here name your request) Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be To the Father….Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…..(here name your request) Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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“God always knocks at the door of hearts. He l…

“God always knocks at the door of hearts. He likes to do this. It comes from His heart. But, do you know what He likes best? To knock on the doors of families and find families that are united, to find families that love each other, to find the families that bring up their children and educate them and help them to keep going forward and that create a society of goodness, of truth, and of beauty.” -Pope Francis
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“You don’t have to be worthy, you only have to…

“You don’t have to be worthy, you only have to be willing.”
It can be easy to feel unworthy to hold a certain position or be put in charge of a task. Padre Pio reminds us that we need only be willing to accept the challenge. We do not have to be perfect by any means. The Lord only requires that we say yes.

PRAYER TO ST. PADRE PIO
Glorious, humble and beloved Padre Pio. Teach us, we pray, humility of heart, so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom. Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Amen.
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Such a beautiful video by @mylittleclan that w…

Such a beautiful video by @mylittleclan that we had to share it again 😊🙏❤️
“The child is the beauty of God present in the world, that greatest gift to a family.”
Unlike the worldview that children are a burden, Blessed Mother Teresa always knew that children are the “greatest gift.” It’s tempting to get caught up in our daily work, keeping up our home, chauffeuring kids to games and meets, or engaging in our various forms of escapism. In turn, we tend to forget that our children are true miracles and we must cherish every moment we are given with them.
Home may be where the heart is, but the heart should be at home with our family. Love begins in the heart – a heart that is open, annihilated of self, ready and eager to serve, and full of God’s goodness. We must choose to love those closest to us, which means that love isn’t contingent upon how we feel about our spouse or children moment-to-moment. Instead, love is willing their good by acting in ways that will eternally benefit them.
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