"The parable of the Good Samaritan remains as a standard which imposes universal love towards the needy whom we encounter 'by chance' (cf. Lk 10:31), whoever they may be… Anyone who needs me, and whom I can help, is my neighbor. The concept of 'neighbor' is now universalized, yet it remains concrete. Despite being extended to all [...]
"Like us, the Apostles could not expose the Eucharist. They were even obliged to hide It, on account of the persecutions. The time for the Eucharist had not yet come. The world had to be conquered by the Cross of Jesus Christ before elevating Him on a throne to reign. But to-day, He desires to [...]
"Hypocrisy is the mother of lying and frequently its cause. Some would argue that hypocrisy is nothing other than a meditation on falsehood, that it is the inventor of falsehood laced with lies." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent
"How many Christians have time on their hands and who never deign to come alone to visit their Saviour. Oh! what a shame on us! If some novelty turns up, one leaves everything and runs to it. As for our God, we fly from Him." Source: St. John Vianney, The Meditations of the Curé [...]
"No nation, as no individual, ever achieves anything worth while except through sacrifice and self-denial." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.
At every celebration of the Eucharist, we are spiritually brought back to the paschal Triduum: to the events of the evening of Holy Thursday, to the Last Supper and to what followed it. Source: St. John Chrysostom, Homily 47
"The day you asked me to do it, I thought it might be a distraction to me, but afterwards, Jesus made me realize that simple obedience would please Him best." Source: St. Therese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul, Saint Benedict Press, 2010.
"According to these words of Jesus, the Eucharist is a pledge of the resurrection to come, but it is already a source of eternal life in time. Jesus does not say 'will have eternal life,' but 'has eternal life.' Through the food of the Eucharist, Christ's eternal life penetrates and flows within human life." [...]
"Man has a soul, as well as a body. The spiritual part of him demands a food which is above the material and the physical and the biological." Source: Ven. Fulton Sheen, These are the Sacraments
"The just man walks simply; and the impious man, deceitfully. I counsel you earnestly to make simplicity the mould and the foundation of your life. This virtue was recommended by Our Lord: 'Unless you become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of God.' It is the form of humility and Its [...]