The Confessions – Saint Augustine

Biography of St. Augustine BOOK ONE IN GOD’S searching presence, Augustine undertakes to plumb the depths of his memory to trace the mysterious pilgrimage of grace which his life has been-and to praise God for his constant and omnipotent grace. In a mood of sustained prayer, he recalls what he can of his infancy, his (more…)

The Brown Scapular, the Most Powerful Sacramental

Wearing the Scapular, a Form of Consecration WEARING MARY’S Scapular is a way to consecrate ourselves to Her service. Consecration sets apart a person or thing for a sacred purpose. Every Catholic should be consecrated to Mary. Our Lady of Fatima, on October 13th, 1917, held the Brown Scapular in Her hand, making the three (more…)

Those Who Serve God Should Not Follow The Fashions

1. The Mind of the Catholic Church on Modesty in Dress Often today we hear sensible people complaining about the immodesty in dress that is seen everywhere and unfortunately even in our churches. But, objectively speaking, where do we draw the line and call a garment immodest? And how can we be sure that we (more…)

Mary, Motherhood, and the Home

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen   The perfection of all motherhood is Mary, the Mother of Jesus, because she is the only mother in all the world who was "made to order” by her Divine Son. No creature can create his own mother. He can paint a picture of his own mother, for, in the field (more…)

How to Avoid Purgatory

Fr. Paul O’Sullivan Foreword Our Lord came on earth expressly to give us a perfect Redemption. He gave us a Law of Love, a Religion in every way to suit our human hearts, destined to make us holy and happy. His Commandments, counsels and promises all breathe peace, joy, mercy and love. The idea that (more…)

The Story of Annette

Robert T. Hart  INTRODUCTION What is related in these pages is of the greatest importance. Though the events in question took place in Germany, what we give here is, as far as we are able, a faithful translation from the original language. Translations have also been made into various other languages. The “Nihil obstat” was (more…)

The Friendship of Christ

Robert Hugh Benson It is not good for man to be alone. — GEN. ii: 18. THE emotion of friendship is amongst the most mighty and the most mysterious of human instincts. Materialistic philosophers delight in tracing even the most exalted emotions — art, religion, romance — to purely carnal sources; to the instincts of (more…)

The Sinner’s Guide

Venerable Louis of Granada CHAPTER 1 The First Motive which obliges us to practice Virtue and to serve God: His Being in itself, and the excellence of His Perfections Two things, Christian reader, particularly excite the will of man to good. A principle of justice is one, the other the profit we may derive therefrom. (more…)

A Letter to the Friends of the Cross

Saint Louis Mary Grignon de Montfort EXCELLENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION 1.  Friends of the Cross, you are like crusaders united to fight against the world; not like Religious who retreat from the world lest they be overcome, but like brave and valiant warriors on the battle-field, who refuse to retreat or even yield an inch. (more…)

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