“If the sick person is too ashamed to show his wound to the doctor,” said St. Jerome, “the medicine cannot heal what it does not know.”
“The more docile we are to the promptings of grace, the more we grow in inner freedom and confidence during trials” (CCC 1742)
“God is the sovereign master of his plan. But to carry it out he also makes use of his creatures’ co-operation.” (CCC 306)
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.