“O daughter of little faith, what do you fear?”

Fear is a greater evil than the evil itself. O daughter of little faith, what do you fear? No, fear not; you walk on the sea, amid the winds and waves, but it is with Jesus. What is there to fear? But if fear seizes you, cry loudly, ‘O Lord, save me.’ He will giveContinue reading ““O daughter of little faith, what do you fear?””

“State openly that you desire to be devout.”

State openly that you desire to be devout. I do not say that you should assert that you are devout but that you desire to be devout. Do not be ashamed to practice the ordinary, necessary actions that bring us to the love of God. Acknowledge frankly that you are trying to meditate, that youContinue reading ““State openly that you desire to be devout.””

teach us how to pray

There’s a mouth-guard shortage in the city of Charlottesville. I know this because my dentist said the wear and tear on my jaw was evident but not detrimental, but if I were interested in a night guard, please put in your order sooner rather than later since it won’t be ready until next semester, theContinue reading “teach us how to pray”

“in eternal felicity we will know each other”

Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish inContinue reading ““in eternal felicity we will know each other””

“imitate the bee”

Do not act like the spider, who represents the proud; but imitate the bee, who is the symbol of the humble soul. The spider spins its web where everyone can see it, and never in secret. It spins in orchards, going from tree to tree, in houses, on windows, on floors—in short, before the eyesContinue reading ““imitate the bee””

“Thy will be done.”

I don’t have enough time to write a solid post today, but I wanted to share this with you. I got a book of St. Francis de Sales’ letters at the local Catholic bookstore a few days ago, and the first letter inside is one he wrote to a young woman who wanted to be aContinue reading ““Thy will be done.””