The Saints have not been made Saints by applause and honours, but by injuries and insults. St. Ignatius Martyr, a saintly Bishop who won universal esteem and veneration, was sent to Rome as a criminal, and on his way, experienced from the soldiers who conducted him nothing but the most barbarous insolence.
St. Anselm speaks of the life of the Blessed Virgin in the Temple, and says that “Mary was docile, spoke little, was always composed, did not laugh,” and that her mind was never disturbed. She also persevered in prayer, in the study of the Sacred Scriptures, in fastings, and all virtuous works.
A Sermon for Sunday: St. Edmund/Sunday before Advent; Revd Fr Robert Wilson PhD
Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Ultimate Sunday Post Pentecost
Whosoever loves God, loves solitude. There the Lord communicates Himself more familiarly to souls, because there He finds them less entangled in worldly affairs, and more detached from earthly affections. Hence, St. Jerome exclaimed: “O solitude, in which God speaks and converses familiarly with His servants.” O blessed solitude, in which God speaks and converses with His beloved ones with great love and confidence! The Lord is not in the earthquake (3 Kings, xix. 11).
Come ye blessed of my Father! (Matt. xxv. 34). Such will be the glorious sentence which in the day of triumph God will pronounce in favour of those who have loved Him. O faithful souls, who love God, be not troubled if you are despised and humiliated in this world. Your sorrow shall be turned into joy!
COMMENTARY: Austen Ivereigh and the other ‘experts’ at the recent synodal summit in Frascati act as if John Paul II’s
A video posted to Bishop Barron’s YouTube channel Nov. 12 shows him conducting the rite for reconsecrating a profaned cemetery.
Two years ago, in 2020, the U.S. hosted the signing ceremony of the GCD. At that time, 35 nations signed