25 Things Pope Benedict XVI Said about Saint Joan of Arc


She was executed today in 1431: Here are generous excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday audience about her in 2011. It’s worth reading and sharing. 1. She “fearlessly bore the great light of the Gospel in the complex events of history.” 2. “From childhood, she showed great love and compassion for the poorest, the sick [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 29, 2015)


1. God's mercy is a washing, a pouring over of his healing Spirit, a cleansing, refreshing, fragrant, yet chastening experience. #mercy — Fr. Patrick Brennan (@Pathound) May 29, 2015 2. From St. Gregory the Great in the Liturgy of the Hours today: It is the wisdom of this world to conceal the heart with stratagems, [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 28, 2015)


1. The Angels guarding the tomb of John Paul I, Papa Luciani, the Smiling Pope. May he intercede for all who are sad. pic.twitter.com/qhSdLWdAg7 — Fr. Manuel Dorantes (@TweetingPriest) May 28, 2015 2. At times life needs to be slowed down… pic.twitter.com/fAhRwkS5E0 — Fr. Patrick Brennan (@Pathound) May 28, 2015 Edinburgh sunset from 2 nights [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 27, 2015)


1. Those who wish to be important in God's eyes don't need to be important in the world's eyes #homilytweet — Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) May 27, 2015 2. Medieval window of Our Lady in Canterbury. Today is the feast of St Augustine, 1st Archbishop of Canterbury https://t.co/zJBoFvudqN — Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) May 27, [Read More...]

10 Catholic Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 26, 2015)


1. Tom Hoopes writes: “God only has trouble reaching people who blow him off.” 2. Today’s Mass readings. 3. From Saint Augustine in the Liturgy of the Hours today: He did not treat us as our sins deserved. For we are now sons of God. How do we show this? The only Son of God [Read More...]

10 Things about St. Philip Neri that Caught My Eye Today (His Feast Day, May 26)


1. The Immaculate Mother of God at the Chiesa Nuova where St Philip Neri is enshrined. https://t.co/99VqJG1hCl — Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) May 26, 2015 2. In Magnificat today, from St. Philip Neri: One of the most excellent means of obtaining perseverance is discretion; we must not wish to do everything at once, or [Read More...]

10 Things St. Philip Neri Might Say to You Today


Because he said them some 500 years ago and we could afford to hear them every bit as much as the people he ministered to. (With photos from my phone recently taken in Santa Maria in Vallicella – known as Chiesa Nouva – in Rome, where St. Philip Neri is buried.) 1. If God be [Read More...]

20 Pentecost Things that Caught My Eye Today (2015)


1. Pentecostal Flames: stained glass by Sylvia Nichols in Providence College (RI) https://t.co/cUYwO3vxxB — Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) May 24, 2015 2. From Pope Benedict XVI in 2006: On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended with power upon the Apostles; thus began the mission of the Church in the world. Jesus himself prepared [Read More...]