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November 23, 2014

His face in the dust."  Not an image we prefer to have of our Lord.  Yet this, Houselander reminds us, is exactly what Christ allows to happen; necessitating the help of others to...

November 23, 2014

Although young, O'Connor knew the importance asking honest questions about herself.  Was she overly concerned with minutiae and caught up in the details of life?  Was she focused t...

November 23, 2014

Although a young woman of only twenty-one, Flannery O'Connor's journal entries capture the yearning of a soul mature by grace, one who longs for God and for a life that should be l...

November 23, 2014

The more Christ takes hold of your heart, the more you will seek to offer yourself to your Beloved and desire to set aside and be purified of all that gets in the way of that union...

November 23, 2014

Daughters, to find one's joy in the cross is no small thing and requires great faith.  But the rewards of doing so are also great; to find oneself in the arms of the Beloved, affli...

November 22, 2014

Daughters, to draw close to the heart of your Beloved, is to draw to mind continually how He offered Himself to you on the Cross.  Do not fear to lose yourself completely in the th...

November 22, 2014

As Christians we often have a tendency to sentimentalize suffering and poverty.  We speak of them as virtues or something to be embraced, but often we have little experience or und...

November 22, 2014

My mind filled with a hundred and one things.

 

“Tell Me that all of it is for Me. I was for you at every moment of My life. I came for love; for love I saved you. I had you in m...

November 11, 2014

At the Offertory of the Holy Mass, the priest first puts wine in the chalice.  Then he has to add a few drops of water.  Thus, our Lord’s role and ours are symbolized, together wit...

November 11, 2014

Dearest daughter, let your sense of your poverty be a feast for Jesus.  As you say, you can only see the ugliness because He is gleaming on you.  How we hate to see it – and yet ho...

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