25 Oct 2020

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God.
—Vincent de Paul

The love of God is the first in the order of precepts; the love of neighbor is the first in the order of practice.
—Augustine of Hippo

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
—Deuteronomy 6:5

18 Oct 2020

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

When the church goes to a people who has not yet received the faith, it goes to meet a grace from God. For grace is at work in every human group and, within each human group, in every individual; it produces there first effects that can come to fruition only through the church and in it.
—Yves de Montcheuil

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
—1 Corinthians 13:13

11 Oct 2020

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

I looked into my deepest wound and was dazzled by your glory.
—Saint Augustine

How can we profess faith in God’s word, and then refuse to let it inspire and direct our thinking, our activity, our decisions, and our responsibilities toward one another? Faith is always demanding, because faith leads us beyond ourselves.
—Pope John Paul II

4 Oct 2020

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Men are like wine​—some turn into vinegar, but the best improve with age.
—Pope John XXIII 

To be spiritually weeded means to have renounced the love of material things and attachment to possessions . . . . Freed from the profitless burden of earthly aspirations, that person can breathe again.
—Basil the Great

27 Sep 2020

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

If you judge people you have no time to love them.
—Saint Mother Teresa

The fundamental thing for the member is to be united with all the other members of the Mystical Body; the essential Christian virtue is, then, the virtue which unites all members in Christ, that is, charity.
—Émile Mersch, S.J.

The gate of heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.
—Elizabeth Ann Seton

13 Sep 2020

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Late have I loved you, O Beauty, ever ancient, ever new . . .
—Saint Augustine

The Sovereign Judge has marked for us the rule of his judgments in order that we may judge our offending brothers and sisters in the way we want to be judged by him.
—Saint John Cassian (c. 360-433)

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
—George Herbert

If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way.
—Thomas Aquinas

6 Sep 2020

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

If we were good at everything, we would have no need for each other.
—Simon Sinek

We must be saved together. We must reach God together. We must present ourselves to him together. We must not expect to find God without the help of others. We must all come back together into our father’s house. . . . We must work a little for others. What would he say to us if we arrived separately?
—Charles Péguy

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.
—Italian proverb

30 Aug 2020

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

There is no better wood for feeding the fire of God’s love than the wood of the cross.
 —Saint Ignatius of Loyola

You want to see his altar? This altar is made of Christ’s own members, and the Lord’s body becomes an altar for you. Venerate it. It is more august than the stone altar on which you offer the holy sacrifice.
—John Chrysostom (c. 350-407)

23 Aug 2020

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

I am to be loved, honored and respected solely because I exist. I am to be cherished, spoiled, celebrated because I Am! I was made to be admired. I am a beloved child of God after all.
― Emmanuella Raphaelle, author​

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. 
—Maya Angelou

Peter, the leader of the choir, the mouth of all the apostles, the head of that tribe, the ruler of the whole world, the foundation of the church, the ardent lover of Christ.
—John Chrysostom (c. 350-407)