The crosses I was bearing — depression and M.S. — were crushing me, but here was the Pope himself telling me to unite my suffering with Christ.
What does it mean to “trust in” the Sacred Heart of Jesus?
Address delivered at a pinning ceremony for nursing graduates at Bethel University, Mishawaka, Indiana, on May 1.
Refuse to capitulate. Grit your teeth and trudge on. Christ is right behind you.
“The Christian who seeks to purify himself of his sin and to become holy with the help of God’s grace is not alone.” (CCC 1474)
Intermittent fasting seems to be a thing these days, but Catholic monks have been intermittently fasting for a good millennium and a half.
Life is largely composed not of high points, but of interludes and codas – a rich soil in which the seeds of sanctity can grow.