1 John 4:19

 We love, because He first loved us.

Jesus’ call to commitment is clear: He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.

—Francis Chan (via dnabrego)

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My daughter, suffering will be a sign to you that I am with you.

—Jesus Christ to St. Faustina, Diary (excerpt from) 669 (via burning-lampstand)

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If people understood the true purpose of chastity, they would see that it has nothing to do with fear or prudishness. Nor is it a repression of sexual desires. Rather, chastity is an exercise of the will, to choose what is good, the greatest of all that is good. It is a refusal to allow the desire for pleasure to displace the call to love. Pleasure is not a bad thing, but when a person pursues enjoyment at the expense of another, love is abandoned.

—Theology of the Body (via faithful-flockstar)

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The fastest growing religion is, ‘I don’t care.’

—Chris Stefanick (via by-grace-of-god)

The apostles had this instinct: When in trouble, pray. When intimidated, pray. When challenged, pray. When persecuted, pray!

—Jim Cymbala (via craigtowens)

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dramoor:

“O adorable Jesus, by consecrating to You all that I am, may I this day become a new work of Your love.”
~St. Claude la Colombiere
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dramoor:

“O adorable Jesus, by consecrating to You all that I am, may I this day become a new work of Your love.”

~St. Claude la Colombiere

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But why? What harm do I do in wearing it? I don’t want to take it off. I am studying to be a priest and the cassock is the sign that I belong to Jesus.

Blessed Rolando Rivi

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outward-signs:

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Source: http://www.schola-sainte-cecile.com/2013/06/01/messe-traditionnelle-a-notre-dame-de-paris-les-photos-et-lenregistrement-audio/

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Anonymous asked: What is your favorite part of being Catholic?

beatae-memoriae:

Knowing that Christ dwells within me. Every Christian denomination can say it, but we know for certain that by receiving the most Holy Eucharist that Christ dwells within us. Each time we attend Mass we are experiencing Heaven on Earth.Being able to eat and drink the precious Body and Blood of Christ, is the most intimate and most beautiful,  display of faith and love.  

by-grace-of-god:

Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted.

by-grace-of-god:

Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted.

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