Do not be afraid to set your sights higher, to allow yourself to be loved and liberated by God. Do not be afraid to let yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit. Holiness does not make you less human, since it is an encounter between your weakness and the power of God’s grace.
Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation. –
What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when he caresses us, and to be cold immediately once he afflicts us. This is not true love. Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart.
This coming week we will be celebrating the Fourth of July. Fifty years after the birth of our Nation, Freeport was in its infant stage. In 1827, the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in Stephenson County, followed by a large crowd of immigrants that came from Germany to see this town grow, mature, and found many churches. From the outset, many Catholics throughout the world have been able to come here and provide a better living for their families. It is part of the “American dream.” Continue reading
June typically signals a time to slow down for the summer (unless you are involved in youth ministry and vacation bible school). It’s a time to relax, refresh and renew both personally and spiritually.
While you’re out at the beach, a lake, in the park or waiting for an appointment, your myParish app gives you quick access to many aspects of your Catholic life every day. Continue reading
Repentance is the daughter of hope, and the enemy of despair.