St. Catherine Labouré, Lent, and Prayer

St. Catherine Labouré, Lent, and Prayer

The Bible says we do not have because we do not ask. Lent is a good time to get back into the habit of setting time aside for prayer, finding a quiet place, rejecting all the things that distract us, and asking for God's direction in our lives. St. Catherine Labouré...

Mortification of the Mind and Will

Mortification of the Mind and Will

Lent is a time when many of us are seeking exercises to get our flabby souls into shape... like push-ups or jogging for the soul. For example, what did St. Vincent mean by "mortifying judgment and self-will"? How can we practice this? Get some recommendations in the...

Feast of St. Francis Regis Clet

Feast of St. Francis Regis Clet

Imagine being in your early 40s, in a comfortable enough job as director of novices at a seminary in Paris, and leaving everything behind to volunteer to go to China on mission. This was the decision of Father (Saint) Francis Regis Clet, C.M., whose feast day is next...

5 Minutes With Sr. Rosalie Rendu

5 Minutes With Sr. Rosalie Rendu

Spend 5 minutes in quiet reflective thought about Blessed Sister Rosalie with this video based on her correspondence and the witness of her Sisters. You will soon see that she was sensitive to all suffering: “There is something that is choking me and takes away my...

February 7: Feast of Bl. Rosalie Rendu

February 7: Feast of Bl. Rosalie Rendu

From the age of reason, Jeanne [Sr. Rosalie] had thought of consecrating herself to God. None of the joys of the world attracted her. She wanted no part of its celebrations or glitter. At the same time, she felt drawn by its groans and misery. -Armand de Melun

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