Mystical prayer was kept alive by the saints and their spirituality even in the wake of heresy, David Torkington reveals.
“It is not by suffering that a person is united with God, but by love.” With these words, Francis of Assisi was transformed and with him, the world.
St. Francis radically revolutionized the practice of prayer and spiritual life within the Church.
David Torkington illustrates how the monastic life did much to preserve the mystical tradition of the Church.
If you are busy juggling family, friends, work, and prayer, trying to balance works of mercy with your daily duty, prayer time with household chores, and marriage with ministry, then let today’s saint be an inspiration, as she is for Claire Dwyer.
On this feast of the child saints of Fatima, we do well to mark the words of Pope Saint John Paul II: “…the Church wishes to put on the candelabrum these two candles which God lit to illumine humanity in its dark and anxious hours.” Claire Dwyer remembers their brief lives and eternal message of prayer and hope.