The true lover of Jesus Christ keeps Eternal Truths constantly in view, and orders all his actions according to them….
Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation
Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope, St Anacletus, Martyr
Since it is certain, and even of Faith, that by our suffrages, and chiefly by our prayers, as particularly recommended and practised by the Church, we can relieve those Holy Souls, I do not know how to excuse that man from sin who neglects to give them some assistance, at least by his prayers.
God has pity on those who fear Him, but not on sinners who despise Him. To offend God because He shows us mercy, is to provoke Him in the highest degree to chastise us.