H-O-L-D F-A-S-T in Homily

Readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From Deacon Greg:

No matter what the conditions on the track, or the competition in the field, Secretariat never gave up or gave in.

St. Paul might consider him the very definition of being persistent – whether it was convenient or inconvenient.

And it all came down to his heart.

You might say the same thing about living a life of prayer.

To be a prayerful person requires more than just discipline or a sense of devotion. It’s more than just following a routine. That’s a good beginning. But a rich and rewarding life of prayer – one spent in frequent conversation with God – demands something more. It also demands a resilient and generous heart. Not so much physically — but spiritually. It requires a heart that doesn’t give up. One that can withstand weariness, and discouragement. A heart that can endure disappointment, and prayers that seem to go unanswered, and hardships that sometimes can be difficult to bear.

The 93-year old nun who holds fast to “a tenacious belief” in the good of people Great piece!

Concord Pastor on Blessed Andre Bessette, being canonized today. He held fast. So did five others being canonized today. More on them here

Repentance, Perfection And Mary Poppins

The Deacon Candidate who helped the Chilean Miners

A program that is actually bringing Catholic back to mass

Happy Catholic: The Motherhood of the Catholic Priest

Archbishop Chaput:
Our Young People have lost a Moral Vocabulary

The Sr. Catherine Daily is out

Another Sabina: Not the Dominican Saint, but the Dominican Dog

Christ in the Eucharist

About Elizabeth Scalia
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  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    Yes, it’s a good day, with Cousin Andre being canonized today. (Wait, I thought he was Brother Andre. He was. But you said Cousin Andre. That’s right.)

  • Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Re: Archbishop Chaput’s (“The Lion of Denver”) comments, Deuteronomy 30:19 comes to mind: “I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,…”

  • Lori

    Didn’t the Dominicans jokingly call themselves the Dogs of God? “Domini canes” … oh, what a wonderful thing to belong to a Church that fosters corny old Latin puns. :)

  • Tonestaple

    That article about Archbishop Chaput is one of the most horrifying things I have read in a long time. The fruits of multi-culturalism and cultural relativity are clear now, if they weren’t before: human sacrifice is just an alternative lifestyle.

  • http://www.noodlingonit.com Kris, in New England

    Brother Andre worked for a time in Moosup, CT – the hometown of our Priest. Fr. Michael spoke about this in Mass over the weekend.