Summary of Man, The Saint by Jesus Urteaga

Man, the Saint by Fr. Jesus Urteaga, Sinag-Tala Publishers, Manila, 1984. Introduction In his book, Man, the Saint, Fr. Urteaga, in writing this book for the restless and the rebels who are dissatisfied with their own lives and the lives of others, … [Read more...]

Cardinal Sarah on mortifying the tongue

Here are some quotes from Cardinal Sarah on mortifying the tongue from his book, The Power of Silence, pages 36-41.  The Carmelite Rule prescribes: "Be careful not to indulge in a great deal of talk, for... sin will not be wanting where there is much … [Read more...]

Transformation through the Divine Mercy Image

Reading Vinny Flynn's 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, I was really struck by this following passage... Want to know how to use the Divine Mercy Image most effectively? Look at it. Gaze at it. Keep your gaze fixed upon the Lord until you are struck with … [Read more...]

Summary of 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy by Vinny Flynn

Foreword: Monopoly Spirituality Divine Mercy is a way of life - it is about living lives “shaped by mercy” (Pope Francis). “Devotion to Divine Mercy is the devotion, the “umbrella” devotion over everything else. Every other devotion in the Church, … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Catechesis on St. Augustine of Hippo

(Click here for a PDF of the 5 Catecheses) Pope Benedict XVI dedicated 5 Wednesday audiences to St. Augustine of Hippo in February of 2008 as part of an ongoing meditation on the lives of the saints of the Catholic Church that he began in 2006 with … [Read more...]

The Prodigal Son Examen Prayer

STEPS: 1. I quiet myself down. I slow down my breathing. I ask God to lead this time of prayer. 2. I look at the image of the prodigal son painting and take in all the different people in the image. 3. I ask the Father to reveal who I have been in … [Read more...]

Summary of Hail Holy Queen by Scott Hahn

Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God by Scott Hahn, Image Books: Doubleday, New York, 2001. Chapter 1: My Type of Mother The best approach to Mariology is through Theology. We must first understand God in order to understand … [Read more...]

Summary of Joy to the World by Scott Hahn

Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does), Scott Hahn, Image Publishing, New York, 2014. Chapter 1: A Light Goes On in Bethlehem The family is the key to understanding Christmas. The Christmas event is God inviting us … [Read more...]

Summary of The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren

The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren. Howard Books, 2008. "Regardless of your background, religion, problems, or circumstances, Christmas really is the best news you could get. Beneath all the visible sights and sounds of Christmas are some simple … [Read more...]

Advice for Seminarians and Priests from The Priest is Not His Own by Fulton J. Sheen

1: Study "We must study to be priest-victims. This will attract more vocations!" (40) "Only labourers, not idlers, are acceptable instruments. The priest must study to perfect his mind, not wearying the people with stale repetitions" (81). 2: … [Read more...]