Let us see in what sense the Incarnation of the Word constitutes the fundamental event of God’s mercy. More »
Times of grief and distress tear at our souls and our lives. Author Wayne Simisc shares a couple prayers along with scripture, hymns and thoughts for reflection asking God to carry us in these times. More »
I have recalled several times the need for every Christian, in the midst of the many occupations that fill our days, to find time for God and for prayer. More »
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee (you).
Blessed art thou (are you) among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy (your) womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Scripture resounds with the worship of God. From its pages echo the voices of countless men and women—as well as myriads upon myriads of angels—who offer cries and prayers of homage to the Lord. We, too, can join this chorus of praise by making our own the words of those great hymns in the Book of Psalms that extol the Lord and his greatness. More »
Everybody in the town knew that she was a “sinner,” and so they shunned her and treated her like an outcast (Luke 7:37, 39). How often she must have cried out to be saved from the horrible loneliness that her sin against God and her neighbors’ rejection caused her! More »
The person who thirsts for God eagerly studies and meditates on the inspired word, knowing that there he is certain to find the one for whom he thirsts (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Commentary on the Song of Songs, Sermon 23:3). More »
Through her assumption into heaven, Mary enjoys now what all disciples hope for—the resurrection of the body, life eternal in the presence of God. More »