The opening prayer for the votive Mass for The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus goes, “Clothe us, Lord God, with the virtues of the Heart of your Son and set us aflame with his love, that, conformed to his image, we may
The wisdom and direction in the spiritual life that St. Francis de Sales possessed is relevant today. Being that St. Francis is declared a Doctor of the Church, the Church is telling us that his life and teachings are worth our attention.
Continuing the topic from ‘Our Spiritual Battles’ and ‘on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus.’ The Catechism of our Church (§2725) refers to this when it says that in a Christian’s new life there is also
The Catechism (§2725) says that the in a Christian’s new life there is also a spiritual battle. It goes on to say that the spiritual battle the Christian faces is inseparable from the battle of prayer. In the book of Revelation 12:17
The homily I delivered during this most recent Laetare Sunday dealt with the question of why there is a day in Lent where the Church tells us to rejoice. Laetare itself literally means to rejoice hence the question, why rejoice during Lent.