Category: love

“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon hea…

“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
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“Once the Lord said to me, Act like a beggar w…

“Once the Lord said to me, Act like a beggar who does not back away when he gets more alms [than he asked for], but offers thanks the more fervently. You too, should not back away and say that you are not worthy of receiving greater graces when I give them to you. I know you are unworthy, but rejoice all the more and take as many treasures from My Heart as you can carry, for then you will please Me more. And I will tell you one more thing — take these graces not only for yourself, but also for others; that is, encourage the souls with whom you come in contact to trust in My infinite mercy. Oh, how I love those souls who have complete confidence in Me — I will do everything for them.” —St. Faustina, Diary, 294
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“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties,…

“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.” -Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church
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The parents of twins with Down syndrome decide…

The parents of twins with Down syndrome decided to keep their babies after the adoptive parents backed out. Although Julie and Dan McConnel felt they would be unable to give their children a good future, the couple said the decision to keep the twins was simple after they put their fears aside: “You love your kids no matter what. When we finally decided that we weren’t going to let our fear stand in our way, it was easy to make our decision.”
Via @liveactionorg ❤️
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The Risen Christ is with You “God is not prese…

The Risen Christ is with You
“God is not present in fear. Jesus never told us our lives were going to be easy. He never told us we were not going to suffer and he never told us we would always know exactly what to do. Jesus did tell us multiple times though to ‘be not afraid’” -Br. Anthony Freeman LC, One Step Closer, Pg. 74
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“Nowhere other than looking at himself in the …

“Nowhere other than looking at himself in the mirror of the Cross can man better understand how much he is worth…Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey. They must have the Passion of Christ deeply embedded in their minds and hearts, because only from it can they derive peace, grace, and truth.”
–St. Anthony of Padua
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“Know that you give Me greater glory by a sing…

“Know that you give Me greater glory by a single act of obedience than by long prayers and mortifications.”
–St Faustina, Divine Mercy in my Soul
1) I AM THE LORD THY GOD, THOU SHALT NOT HAVE STRANGE GODS BEFORE ME
2) THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN
3) REMEMBER THOU KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH DAY
4) HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER
5) THOU SHALT NOT KILL
6) THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY
7) THOU SHALT NOT STEAL
8) THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOR
9) THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR’S WIFE.
10) THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR’S GOODS
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“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgott…

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” –St. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa marveled at the spiritual poverty of the western world. Usually, our perspective on the “important things” in life arrives at funerals, tragedies, or hardships. Just think of our country’s reaction to the 9/11 terror attacks. For a time, life slowed down… it inevitably sped back up. In the middle of daily life, it can be hard to remember what truly matters—and, even further, what truly makes us happy. That’s a short list, and money and possessions aren’t on it.
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Meet Lucas, the smily 18-month-old from Dalton…

Meet Lucas, the smily 18-month-old from Dalton, Georgia. He is the 2018 Gerber baby and the first ever official Gerber baby with Down syndrome.
Considering 67% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted in the U.S., this is very meaningful. Well done, Gerber.
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We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his…

We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his episcopal city of Sebastea, Armenia, in 316. The legendary Acts of St. Blaise were written 400 years later. According to them Blaise was a good bishop, working hard to encourage the spiritual and physical health of his people. Although the Edict of Toleration (311), granting freedom of worship in the Roman Empire, was already five years old, persecution still raged in Armenia. Blaise was apparently forced to flee to the back country. There he lived as a hermit in solitude and prayer, but he made friends with the wild animals. One day a group of hunters seeking wild animals for the amphitheater stumbled upon Blaise’s cave. They were first surprised and then frightened. The bishop was kneeling in prayer surrounded by patiently waiting wolves, lions and bears.

The legend has it that as the hunters hauled Blaise off to prison, a mother came with her young son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. At Blaise’s command the child was able to cough up the bone.

Agricolaus, governor of Cappadocia, tried to persuade Blaise to sacrifice to pagan idols. The first time Blaise refused, he was beaten. The next time he was suspended from a tree and his flesh torn with iron combs or rakes. Finally, he was beheaded.
Blaise is seen as one more example of the power those have who give themselves entirely to Jesus. As Jesus told his apostles at the Last Supper, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). With faith we can follow the lead of the Church in asking for Blaise’s protection.
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