St. Augustine

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 []

August 28: ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO. Father and Doctor of the Church


August 28: ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO Father and Doctor of the Church   The life of St. Augustine of Hippo, Father and Doctor of the Church, son of St. Monica, is a great example of God’s love, mercy and patience, always disposed to wait for man to return to Him through humility and contrition, paving then the path of conversion and holiness. Prior to his conversion, St. Augustine led a dissolute and loose way of living, living with a mistress for several []

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. []

PRAYER TO GOD THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF ST. JOSEMARIA


PRAYER TO GOD THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF ST. JOSEMARIA For those who need to ask favors from God through the intercession of St. Josemaria, the Patron saint of ordinary life, here’s a PNG file which you can download into your phones, tablets or pcs. Those who want it in PDF format may download it in http://www.stjosemaria.org/prayer-cards/138-prayer-for-the-intercession-of-st-josemaria-escriva “Your daily encounter with Christ takes place right where you work, where your aspirations and your affections are. That is where we must seek sanctity, in the []

FAITH IN GOD IN THE MIDST OF THE STRUGGLES AND DIFFICULTIES OF DAILY LIFE. 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): The Calming of the Storm.


FAITH IN GOD IN THE MIDST OF THE STRUGGLES AND DIFFICULTIES OF DAILY LIFE. 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): The Calming of the Storm. This Sunday’s Gospel narrates to us the episode of calming of the storm wherein we find Jesus taking his Apostles to the other side of the lake in a boat (Mc 4:35-40). Then, a great storm of arose such the boat was already filling.  But Jesus was asleep so they woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, []

POPE FRANCIS: Read a Gospel passage, a Bible passage everyday. The Kingdom of God requires our humble collaboration and daily interior struggle.


Below is Pope Francis’ speech during yeterday’s Angelus in St. Peter’s Square (June 14, 2015) taken from zenit.org. He reminds us of the importance of GOD’S INITIATIVE IN THE GROWTH OF HIS KINGDOM BUT WE HAVE TO LET THE SEED OF GOD’S WORD GROW IN US. How? By being HIS HUMBLE COLLABORATOR because God’s Word only grows in a heart which is “poor = humble”; And by READING A GOSPEL PASSAGE DAILY IN ORDER TO GET MORE ACQUAINTED WITH GOD’S WORD, WHO []