Posts Tagged ‘holiness’

We are all called to be everyday saints, not superheroes

Like Joseph and Mary, we, too, are called to accomplish the most extraordinary mission with the most ordinary means.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 22


Pope Francis: “Don’t think holiness is for you? The saints can help”

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living out our vocations.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 21

How can we be perfect?

God can make all things possible
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 19

Proper Wedding Garments

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables saying, “The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 21

Tough Love

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 14

Greatest in the Kingdom of God

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 12

You shall hear but not understand

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 24

The Proof of Holiness

Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 26

Thy Kingdom Come

Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 19

Redemptive Suffering

“He that eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.” This passage in today’s Gospel was written that we do not bear malice towards those who injure us; but rebuke them and weep for them. For the subjects of weeping are not those who suffer, but they who do the wrong. Those […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 15

Born of the Holy Spirit

The expression, “Marvel not,” shows that Nicodemus was surprised at His doctrine. Jesus then makes an example from the motion of the wind; “The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell whence it comes, and whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 29

Hallowed be Thy Name

What should one see when observing those who truly believe in God? He would behold a way of life achieved through virtue and cleansed from all stain of sin, a life free from all suspicion of wickedness. Such life shines with prudence, dignity and discernment. It displays fortitude against the attacks of evil passions, being […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 11

Pope Francis: Do not be afraid of holiness

(CNA/EWTN News) During his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis urged thousands of pilgrims to recognize that although everyone is a sinner, it is possible to be holy because of God’s grace. “Do not be afraid of holiness, do not be afraid to aim high, to be loved and purified by God, do not be afraid […]
Publish date: 2013 - 10 - 2