Feelings are, in the end, just feelings. They are a gift, but they cannot last—they must give way in order for us to grow in the holy virtue of faith. Faith is an entirely free gift of God–but it is something to be asked for, assented to, nourished, and practiced. Or else we can find ourselves “shipwrecked.” (I Timothy 1:19) Claire Dwyer continues her series.
What is your motto? Elizabeth of the Trinity was asked when she entered the convent. What was her answer? What would your answer be? Claire Dwyer continues her series.
When we surrender ourselves and our dearest things to Mary, she will determine the hour for their fulfillment, just as she did at Cana. St. Elizabeth of the Trinity discovers this in Claire Dwyer’s next in the series.
Dr. Anthony Lilles reflects on the idea of a true liberal arts education and the idea of an authentic Catholic University according to St. John Henry Newman and from his own experiences.
Sometimes we want a saint for a cause, an intention, a miracle. But maybe we just need one for the journey, Claire Dwyer shares.
Waiting, when it is the will of God, is exactly where we are supposed to be – a lesson St. Elizabeth of the Trinity learned early. Claire Dwyer continues a series of reflections on this young saint.
St. Rita was “small in stature but great in holiness, who lived in humility and is now known throughout the world for her heroic Christian life as a wife, mother, widow and nun.” – Pope St. John Paul II