christopherevan:

Enjoy where you’re at. Be grateful for what you have.

"When we were hungry, we were fed, yet we neglect the needy. Though we have a God who is generous and lacks nothing, we have become grudging and unsociable towards the poor. Our sheep give birth to many lambs yet there are more people who go about naked than there are shorn sheep. Our storehouses groan with plenty, yet we have no mercy on those who groan with want. For this reason we are threatened with righteous judgement. This is why God does not open his hand: because we have closed up our hearts towards our brothers and sisters. This is why the fields are arid: because love has dried up"

St. Basil the Great

"On Social Justice"

(via tyler-saurusrex)
"For whoever has the ability to remedy the suffering of others, but chooses rather to withhold aid out of selfish motives, may properly be judged the equivalent of a murderer."
— Saint Basil the Great (via yarabirham)

(Source: collywollykinz)

closertothelost:

Lord, that I may trust You.

"It is very helpful to confess with a certain regularity. It is true our sins are always the same; but we clean our homes, our rooms, at least once a week even if the dirt is always the same, in order to live in cleanliness, in order to start again. Otherwise, the dirt might not be seen, but it builds up."
— Pope Benedict (via intheshoes-ofthefisherman)

(Source: doallthethingswithlove)

by-grace-of-god:

The Holy Eucharist - The body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ, present right now on every altar of every Catholic Church in the entire world - our Source and our Summit

I went to a Mass on a retreat this past weekend that involved:

an iPad instead of a missal

a very long homily with several extra bible readings from the congregation

the priest asking people to respond during the homily

people clapping during and after the homily

the priest instructing people to hold hands during the Our Father

the priest speaking during the elevation of the host and chalice

singing the song “God is so good” after the Our Father.

he also had moments in between prayers where he would sometimes start talking about something else not explicitly related to the part of the Mass he was at.

I have to admit….it felt like several abuses

Thoughts?

ephremhiphop:

10 Tips on Discerning Religious Life

I have met several Vocation Wrecks, who can never manage to get close to deciding what to do with what God has given.

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catholicsoul:

Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him.

Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world which passes like a shadow. Do not let the false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.

St. Clare of Assisi

"Love that is not willing to suffer is not worthy of that name"
— St. Clare of Assisi (via mercypoured)