Friday, October 31, 2014


Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
Pope Paul VI

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Of what use is it to make the Sign of the Cross upon your body if the Sign of the Cross is not upon your heart?God does not want us to simply make pictures of His signs,but to act upon them.
— St Augustine, On Psalm 50:1

Of what use is it to make the Sign of the Cross upon your 
body if the Sign of the Cross is not upon your heart?
God does not want us to simply make pictures of His signs,
but to act upon them.
— St Augustine, On Psalm 50:1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


The throne of grace is the cross on which Jesus sits to dispense graces and mercy to all who come to him. 
But we must quickly have recourse to him, if we would find seasonable aid for our salvation: for there will come a time perhaps when we shall no longer be able to find it. 
Let us go quickly then and embrace the cross of Jesus Christ, and let us go with great confidence. 
Let us not be frightened by the sight of our miseries; in Jesus crucified we shall find all riches, all grace.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Monday, October 20, 2014


"In the pierced heart of the Crucified, God’s own heart is opened up — here we see who God is and what he is like. Heaven is no longer locked up. God has stepped out of his hiddenness."


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle.
St. Josemaria EscrivA

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


We do not want a church that moves with the world, but we want a church that moves with the Lord.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start thinking about what you have to gain.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Cardinal Timothy Dolan prays the rosary on steps of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (January 2012)
Photo: Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer

Do you know who this person sitting on the steps of the Holy sepulchre and  receiting the rosary is?

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Monday, October 6, 2014


Satan is trying to limit you saying the Holy Rosary because he knows that praying the Holy Rosary limits him and puts his at a very great disadvantage.

One day when Blessed Alan was saying Mass, Our Lord, Who wished to spur him on to preach the Holy Rosary, spoke to him in the Sacred Host: “How can you crucify Me again so soon?” Jesus said. “What did you say, Lord?” asked Blessed Alan, horrified. “You crucified Me once before by your sins,” answered Jesus, “and I would willingly be crucified again rather than have My Father offended by the sins you used to commit. You are crucifying Me again now because you have all the learning and understanding that you need to preach My Mother’s Rosary, and you are not doing so. If you only did this you could teach many souls the right path and lead them away from sin - but you are not doing so and so you yourself are guilty of the sins that they commit.” This terrible reproach made Blessed Alan solemnly resolve to preach the Rosary unceasingly.

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Mysteries of the Rosary

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: PRAYING THE ROSARY


From the earliest days, the Church asked its faithful to recite the one hundred and fifty Psalms of David. This custom still prevails among priests, who recite some of these Psalms every day. 

However, it was not easy for anyone to memorize the one hundred and fifty Psalms. Then, too, before the invention of printing, it was difficult to procure a book of the Psalms. That is why certain important books like the Bible had to be chained like telephone books are today; otherwise people would have run off with them.
Incidentally, this gave rise to the stupid lie that the Church would not allow anyone to read the Bible, because it was chained. The fact is, it was chained just so people could read it. The telephone book is chained, too, but it s more consulted than any book in modern civilization!

The people who could not read one hundred and fifty Psalms wanted to do something to make up for it. Therefore, they substituted one hundred and fifty Hail Marys. They broke up these one hundred and fifty, in the manner of the Acathist, into fifteen decades, or series of ten. Each part was to be said while meditating on a different aspect of the Life of Our Lord.

To keep the decades separate, each one of them began with the Our Father and ended with the Doxology of Praise to the Trinity.
St. Dominic, who died in 1221, received from the Blessed Mother the command to preach and to popularize this devotion for the good of souls, for conquest over evil, and for the prosperity of Holy Mother Church and thus gave us the Rosary in its present classical form.

…It is objected that there is much repetition in the Rosary because the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary are said so often; therefore some say it is monotonous.

That reminds me of a woman who came to see me one evening after instructions. She said, “I would never become a Catholic. You say the same words in the Rosary over and over again, and anyone who repeats the same words is never sincere. I would never believe anyone who repeated his words and neither would God.”

I asked her who the man was with her. She said he was her fiancĂ©. I asked: “Does he love you?” “Certainly, he does,” “But how do you know?” “He told me.” “What did he say?”
"He said ‘I love you.’"
"When did he tell you last?"
"About an hour ago."
"Did he tell you before?"
"Yes, last night."
"What did he say?"
"I love you."
"But never before?"
"He tells me every night."
I said: “Do not believe him. He is repeating; he is not sincere.”

The beautiful truth is that there is no repetition in, “I love you.” Because there is a new moment of time, another point inn space, the words do not mean the same as they did at another time or space.

Love is never monotonous in the uniformity of its expression. The mind is infinitely variable in its language, but the heart is not. The heart of a man, in the face of the woman he loves, is too poor to translate the infinity of his affection into a different word. So the heart takes one expression, “I love you,” and in saying it over and over again, it never repeats. It is the only real news in the universe. That is what we do when we say the Rosary, we are saying to God, the Trinity, to the Incarnate Saviour, to the Blessed Mother: “I love you, I love you, I love you.”

Each time it means something different because, at each decade, our mind is moving to a new demonstration of the Saviour’s love.
The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual, and in that order.

The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”

If you wish to convert anyone to the fullness of the knowledge of Our Lord and to His Mystical Body, then teach him the Rosary. One of two things will happen. Either he will stop saying the Rosary — or he will get the gift of faith.