The church celebrates the Feast of St. Philip Neri on May 26. I was delighted to discover a treasure chest of his maxims here, which has only stirred up an interest in this unique saint. I read this great post about the Oratory which St. Philip Neri founded and their unique charisms, which led me… Read More


As the Church prepares to celebrate her birthday – the great Feast of Pentecost, here are a few of my favorite quotes and prayers.  Please feel free to pin and share on Social Media (of course, tell ’em where you got ’em).  -1-This quote is the opening portion of a beautiful prayer to be recited… Read More


I love the saints.  I know – shocker – right?  You have probably guessed as much already. The Solemnity of All Saints Day is one of my favorite celebrations of the Church’s calendar – like a big party for all of my heavenly friends. I am so inspired by reading the lives of the saints, and find… Read More


Trying to name a “Top 10 Quotes” from a Church Doctor isn’t really fair to St. Teresa or the reader. Her writings on spirituality were so rich and profound, all of her writings could be labeled as “Top 10”.  But we will try … Here we go! (Comment on Facebook if we missed one of… Read More


1. A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. 2. All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly. 3. Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being… Read More


The church celebrates the feast of St. Josemarie Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, on June 26. His classic book, The Way: The Essential Classic of Opus Dei’s Founder, has sold over 4.5 million copies since it was originally published in 1939. This book is a treasury of spiritual wisdom, drawn from the saint’s own personal letters and conversations.… Read More


As we look forward to the celebration of Father’s Day this weekend, here are some quotes about Fatherhood to share:-1-This first quote is from Father Lawrence Lovasik’s book “The Catholic Family Handbook” which is chock-full of down to earth, practical wisdom for raising Catholic families.-2-I first read this quote from St. Francis de Sales when… Read More


-1-This quote is the opening portion of a beautiful prayer to be recited during the Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost. The line “with the power of a mighty wind” has always given me pause. By inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives, things will never be the same.  A… Read More


The theme of Saints 365 is the church’s universal call to holiness. Pope John Paul II not only lived out this call through the radical holiness of his own life, but also challenged and encouraged the world to become saints! Below are 7 powerful quotes on holiness from Saint John Paul the Great! -1-“Dear young people, the… Read More


Alleluia! Jesus is risen from the dead!  Today (and for the next 8 days) the Church celebrates the Octave of Easter, which basically means that the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead goes on for eight straight days!  Here are eight (seven below + one above) inspiring quotes on the Resurrection to meditate on… Read More