“Choose mortifications that don’t mortify others.” Claire Dwyer expounds on this saying of St. JosemarÍa Escrivá in today’s reflection.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity lived a Eucharistic life, wherever she was, whatever she was doing. “You have no need of the Sacrament to come to me,” she said. Claire Dwyer resumes her series.
Some join for a day, others for a lifetime. Some hold whole handfuls of people they long to see in full reconciliation with Christ. All who become members of this club, however, wish they weren’t members. The first step in turning this pain from a defining ache in your heart into an act of giving and prayer, is to name the reality of the hurt.
Marriage is not only a beautiful earthly reality but also a mystical sign and symbol of something greater than itself. David Torkington expands our understanding of this sacrament.
“Something hardwired in us tells us, these places are consecrated to resurrect our hope. And we feel somehow, entering a Basilica, chapel, catacomb, or cell – even after crossing strange seas and deserts – that we have in a mysterious way come home.” Claire Dwyer blogs today on the significance and sacredness of places.