“Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don’t agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ”
― C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
Given that I attend an Eastern Rite Church, I suppose that it’s no great surprise that I love the Eastern Fathers of the Church. In light of this, I wanted to share a video of a presentation given by Joseph Heschmeyer (soon to be Deacon Joseph Heschmeyer), about the Eastern Fathers on the subject of prayer:
“Every one of us needs half an hour of prayer each day, except when we are busy—then we need an hour.”
– St. Francis de Sales *
* Although this quotation is commonly attributed to him, I can’t actually track down any primary source with this quotation. Still, it’s good advice 🙂
To bear a grudge and pray, means to sow seed on the sea and expect a harvest.
– St. Isaac the Syrian
Whenever someone is struggling with a family member in some way, Catholic friends will often make mention of of St. Monica..but who was she?
Christians know that prayer is what gives strength and life to our faith. But how much do we really believe it? Fortunately, we have a young Celtics fan to remind us what it really looks like to be livin’ on a prayer…