Category Archives: Inspiration

St. Cecilia

On the evening of her wedding-day, with the music of the marriage-hymn ringing in her ears, Cecilia, a rich, beautiful, and noble Roman maiden, renewed the vow by which she had consecrated her virginity to God. “Pure be my heart … Continue reading

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Feeding the Hungry

We should love the poor with peculiar affection, beholding in them the very person of Christ, and showing them the same consideration that He did. -St. Vincent de Paul St. Hedwig, Queen of Poland, served the poor on her knees, … Continue reading

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Loving the Poor

Oh, how great must be the love that the Son of God bears to the poor! for He chose the state of poverty, He wished to be called the teacher of the poor, and counts most especially as done to … Continue reading

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Loving the Image of God

A holy Religious once wrote this resolution: “I will love God for Himself, and for love of Him I will serve those who bear His image. I will give my heart to Him, and my hands to my neighbor, that … Continue reading

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Motives for Loving Our Neighbor

If we love our neighbor because he does us good, that is, because he loves us, and brings us some advantage, honor, or pleasure, this is what we call a love of complacency, and is common to us with the … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, and wife of Ludwig, Landgrave of Thuringia, was from her earliest youth most devout to the glorious Queen of Heaven. She always took delight in venerating her and in causing her … Continue reading

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St. Margaret of Scotland

St. Margaret’s name signifies “pearl;” “a fitting name,” says Theodoric, her confessor and her first biographer, “for one such as she.” Her soul was like a precious pearl. A life spent amidst the luxury of a royal court never dimmed … Continue reading

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