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Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

"Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop … More
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St Matthew the Evangelist

"O God, who with untold mercy were pleased to choose as an Apostle Saint Matthew, the tax collector, grant that, sustained by his example and intercession, we may merit to hold firm in following you.… More
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Padre Pio's Glove

On the morning of 20th September 1918, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina received the sacred Stigmata of Christ. He describes the incident thus: "It all happened in a flash. While all this was taking place, … More
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Charity

"Be ambitious for the higher gifts. And I am going to show you a way that is better than any of them. If I have all the eloquence of men or of angels, but speak without love, I am simply a gong … More
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Saint Juan Macias

"Under Brother Juan, the porter's office at La Magdalena [the Dominican priory in Lima, Peru] became well known in Lima as the place to go for help, no matter what the seeker's race or condition. … More
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SvataHora
At my first look I got scared: I thought it was Martin Luther.

St Francis receives the Stigmata

"O Lord Jesus Christ, Who when the world was growing cold, in order that the hearts of men might burn anew with the fire of Your love, did in the flesh of the most blessed Francis reproduce the … More
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Suffering Servant of God

"And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to … More
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Our Lady of Sorrows

"Having received the Sacrament of eternal redemption, we humbly ask, O Lord, that, honouring how the Blessed Virgin Mary suffered with her Son, we may complete in ourselves for the Church’s sake … More
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SvataHora
Horrible picture. Such an outfit would rather fit Katherine the Great from Russia.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

"O wonderful cross, upon whose branches hung the treasure and redemption of captive men, through you the world is redeemed by the blood of the Lord." The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, … More
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Relic of the True Cross

"O blessed cross, which alone was found worthy to bear the King of heaven and the Lord! Alleluia." This splendid 12th-century Stavelot Triptych (from the Abbey of Stavelot in Belgium) houses relics … More
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O Crux Ave!

"Hail, O cross, consecrated by the body of Christ, whose limbs, like precious jewels, adorn your wooden timbers. Through you the world is redeemed by the blood of the Lord." This photo is of the … More
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St John Chrysostom

"Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God's mercy and His love for men. Even if we stand at the very summit of virtue, it … More
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OUR LADY OF AMERICA
TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE MY PAPA WILL HAVE ME IN HEAVEN BECAUSE HE LOVES ME, IS FORGIVING AND MERCIFULL TO ME THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH OF … More

Most Holy Name of Mary

"The name of Mary brings grace, hope, and sweetness to the hearts of men. First fostered in Spain, then invoked against the Turks at Vienna in 1683, this devotion to Mary inspired King John Sobieski … More
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9/11

The tragedy that struck this place on this day in 2001 was a turning point for our generation. Visiting it in 2015, I was struck and immensely moved by its power and solemnity. Today, especially, I … More
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Sacrifice of the Passover Lamb

"Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast, then, by getting rid of all the old yeast of evil and wickedness, having only the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." – … More
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Ephphatha!

"Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; … More
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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"Let us celebrate today, with great devotion, the birth of Mary, the ever-virgin Mother of God, whose virtues shed light upon the Church throughout the world. Let us glorify Christ with heart and … More
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Sacred Heart of Jesus

J. R. R. Tolkein wrote: "Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, … More
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Leave Me Lord...

"Jesus was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the crowd pressing round him listening to the word of God, when he caught sight of two boats close to the bank. The fishermen had gone out … More
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Requiem for Deceased Familiars and Benefactors

"Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the pains of Hell and the bottomless pit. Deliver them from the jaws of the lion, lest hell engulf them, lest … More
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