Category Archives: Christianity

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Cyril was born at or near the city of Jerusalem, about the year 315. He was ordained priest by St. Maximus, who gave him the important charge of instructing and preparing the candidates for baptism. This charge he held for … Continue reading

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St. Patrick

St. Patrick was born towards the close of the fourth century, in a village called Bonaven Taberniae. In his sixteenth year he was carried into captivity by certain barbarians who took him into Ireland, where he was obliged to keep … Continue reading

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Treasures Hidden in Infirmities

If we could but know what a precious treasure lies concealed in infirmities, we would receive them with as much joy as we would the greatest benefits, and we would bear them without complaint or any sign of annoyance. -St. … Continue reading

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The Flight of Jesus Into Egypt

Reflections on Each of the Seven Dolors of Mary On the Second Dolor, Of the Flight of Jesus Into Egypt Every one can imagine how much Mary must have suffered on this journey. It was a long distance to Egypt. … Continue reading

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Paying Our Debt

The Lord sends us tribulation and infirmities to give us the means of paying the immense debts we have contracted with Him. Therefore, those who have good sense receive them joyfully, for they think more of the good which they … Continue reading

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Suffering – Part 5 of 5

If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. -St. Ignatius of Loyola Joseph suffered great afflictions and trials from his … Continue reading

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Suffering – Part 4 of 5

St. Louis the King, when conversing with the King of England about the slavery he endured in Turkey, in which he suffered many trials, expressed himself in this manner: “I thank God for the ill success of that war, and … Continue reading

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