Interior Struggle

August 28. ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO Late have I loved you, o beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.


August 28. ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO Late have I loved you, o beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. Dear friends, below is a beautiful excerpt taken from the book of St. Augustine, Confessions, prayed today in the Divine Office and which I think would benefit a lot of people in their personal prayer. In it, St. Augustine recounts his search for []

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): ACCEPT OR REJECT JESUS, LIVE FOR GOD OR FOR ONE’S SELF. “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (Jn 6: 68).”


21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): ACCEPT OR REJECT JESUS “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (Jn 6: 68).” OUTLINE IDEAS OF TODAY’S SUNDAY READINGS MAN HAS TO CHOOSE WHETHER TO ACCEPT OR REJECT CHRIST TO FOLLOW CHRIST: THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN’S VOCATION.   1.    IDEAS OF TODAY’S SUNDAY READINGS The readings of today’s Sunday Mass present to us two options from which each person has to choose and coherently live according to his choice []

ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession


ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession! Dear friend, if ever you find yourself feeling hopeless and desperate for the burden of your sins and frequent falls, I encourage you to react and shake off this pessimism which is an ally of the enemy. Raise your spirit! Consider that God is truly merciful. Below are some words of Pope Francis in his Bull of Indiction []

MAKE ROOM FOR MARY IN OUR FAMILY. Pope Francis’ Homily during the Mass for Families in Guayaquil (Ecuador), July 6, 2015


MAKE ROOM FOR MARY IN OUR FAMILY. Pope Francis’ Homily during the Mass for Families  in Guayaquil (Ecuador), July 6, 2015 In the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the families in Ecuador, the Holy Father meditated on the Gospel scene of the Wedding at Cana, inviting us to: “MAKE ROOM FOR MARY” in our own families for SHE “IS A MOTHER! SHE IS THERE, ATTENTIVE AND CONCERNED… who was able ‘to turn a stable into a home for Jesus, with []

JUNE 29: “I HAVE COMPETED WELL; I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE; I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.” St. Paul’s Operative Faith and the Interior Struggle to Do God’s Will


JUNE 29:  “I HAVE COMPETED WELL; I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE; I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.” St. Paul’s Operative Faith and the Interior Struggle to Do God’s Will In one of the comments written by a non-Catholic to one of my posts in a Christian group, I was advised to “STOP STRUGGLING” (commenting on the title of our FB page and weblog) for FAITH is the only necessary thing to be saved, basing himself on St. Paul, and “WORKS” are not necessary. []

“REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” Christ’s love: A love that totally gives itself in concrete deeds and a love that forgives.


“REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” LOVE THAT GIVES AND A LOVE THAT FORGIVES. In a post I uploaded several weeks ago in my Facebook page, someone commented in a seemingly incredulous and pessimistic tone: “Imitate Christ’s virtues?…Really?” Well, in the Gospel, Our Lord Jesus Christ reminds us once again: “REMAIN IN MY LOVE…LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVE YOU (Jn 15: 9.12).” “AS I LOVE YOU”: He told us the manner on how to []