“When spiritual joy fills hearts,” said St. Francis of Assisi, “the serpent throws off his deadly poison in vain.”
Father Donald Haggerty, parochial vicar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, offers recommendations for prayer during this time of pandemic.
These 5 maxims can be summed up with Padre Pio’s oft-repeated saying: ‘Pray, hope, and don’t worry’
The fruit of living “silence and humility,” of adoring and dwelling with the Lord interiorly, of limiting communications, is a deeper union with the Lord.
Many are aware of Mother Teresa’s beginning her order after receiving her “call within a call.” But few are aware of this later call, given through St. John Paul II, to deepen their mission.