Wise Words on Wednesday: Feeling guilty about anxieties

Lewis

“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

Eastern Fathers 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:

Wise Words on Wednesday: In need of prayer

francis

“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 🙂

Wise Words on Wednesday: Holding Grudges

Isaac

To bear a grudge and pray, means to sow seed on the sea and expect a harvest.

– St. Isaac the Syrian

Hanging in there

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?

Friday Frivolity: Powered by prayer

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…

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