St. Joan of Arc on Remaining in a State of Grace

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 30, 2015 | No Comments

If I am not [in a state of grace] may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest creature in the world if I knew I were not in His grace.

The “Imitation of Christ” on Divine Mercy

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 26, 2015 | No Comments

You must often return to the source of grace and divine mercy, to the fountain of goodness and perfect purity, if you wish to be free from passion and vice, if you desire to be made stronger and more watchful against all the temptations and deceits of the devil.  The enemy, knowing the great good and the healing power of…

Gratitude

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 24, 2015 | No Comments

Sunshine! Sunrise! Sunset! Rain! Walk in rain, fur wet, smell so good! Snow! Wind, wind, wind of a million smells!!! ———- When every day heart swells with gratitude for all gifts of life, you are on brink of bliss. To know such deep constant gratitude, you had to shed so much. ———- To approach bliss, you had to shed idea…

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C.S. Lewis on Jesus

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 19, 2015 | No Comments

A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man…

The “Imitation of Christ” on The Way, The Truth, The Life

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 12, 2015 | No Comments

Follow Me. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth, there is no knowing. Without the Life, there is no living. I am the Way you must follow, the Truth which you must believe, the Life for which you must hope. I am the inviolable Way, the infallible Truth,…

St. John Chrysostom on The Cross

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 7, 2015 | No Comments

The cross is our trophy raised against the demons, our sword against sin and the sword Christ used to pierce the serpent. The Cross is the Father’s will, the glory of the only-begotten, the joy of the Spirit, the pride of the angels, the guarantee of the Church, Paul’s boast, the bulwark of the saints, and the light of the…

Jesus, Joy of Angels

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 7, 2015 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my son; this day I have begotten you”? Or again: “I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me”? And again, when he leads the first-born into the world, he says: “Let all the angels of God worship him.” (Heb…

Seat of Wisdom

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 1, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR Mary is the secret magnet. Wherever she is, she draws Eternal Wisdom so powerfully that He cannot resist. Of all the means to possess Jesus Christ, Mary is the surest, the easiest, the shortest way, and the holiest. ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary This beautiful title of Mary…

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