30 Jun 2019

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

God is dangerous. God is a devouring fire. God has cast his eyes on you. . . . Take care, he is crafty, he begins with a little love, a small flame, and before you can realize it for what it is, he catches hold of you and you are taken.
—Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988)

16 Jun 2019

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle C

Theologians have written about God’s nature for centuries, yet we call it a mystery. Perhaps it is better to accept the reality of this Trinity and experience it through that love God shares with us rather than try to explain it.
–Father Dominic Grassi

9 Jun 2019

Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle C

Now what the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is in the Body of Christ, which is the church. The Holy Spirit does in the whole church what the soul does in all the members of a single body.
—Saint Augustine

O most blessed Light divine, shine within these hearts of yours, and our inmost being fill.
—Pentecost sequence

2 Jun 2019

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Do not free a camel of the burden of its humps; you may be freeing it from being a camel.
—G.K. Chesterton

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
—Edith Hamilton

26 May 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

You are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.
—Ephesians 2:19-20

The soul does not love like a creature with created love. The love within it is divine, uncreated; for it is the love of God for God that is passing through it.
—Simone Weil

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything . . . even if your whole world is upset. 
—Saint Francis de Sales

19 May 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Our Lord Jesus Christ loved us more than himself. . . . It was indeed something new for love to go as far as that.
Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444)

The church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.
—William Tyndale, c. 1494-1536

12 May 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Good Shepherd Sunday, Cycle C

Whoever will passionately love Jesus, hidden in the forces that make the earth grow, that person the earth will lift up, like a mother, in her huge arms, and allow that person to contemplate the face of God.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

And you, dear sheep, that are already in his hands, O may God keep you from wandering; God keep you near Christ’s feet . . . . The Lord God keep you, lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
—From a sermon by George Whitefield

5 May 2019

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Holy race of the heavenly Fish [Christ] . . . . Take the saints’ sweet food that the savior sends you. Eat and drink your fill from the Fish you hold in your hands!
—Early Christian funerary inscription

No voice can sing, nor heart can frame, nor can the memory find a sweeter sound than thy blest name, O Savior of mankind.
—Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
—Henry David Thoreau

28 Apr 2019

Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle C

We must strive to be moved by a generosity of spirit that will enable us to outgrow . . . conflicts of the past.
—Nelson Mandela

Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now.
—Saint Teresa of Ávila