Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. —Matthew 20:26–28 Just like the mother of … More Frassati Reflection: Pressed but Not Crushed
Linking up with Kelly. —1— I celebrated the Fourth of July with a family cookout on the 2nd, followed by fireworks in New York City on the 4th. It was raining, but I was watching from a balcony, so I was able to duck inside (out of the elements) for most of the night. On … More 7 Quick Takes: Unisphere, Ukulele, and (Ugly) Uniforms
When I saw the Gospel reading for today, I was immediately reminded of scripture scholar Dr. Brant Pitre’s analysis of this passage, and I thought I would share it with you all today. He digs deep into the text and gives a beautiful reflection on how the universality of the Church is itself a sign of … More Frassati Reflection: Something Greater Than Jonah
St. Benedict gives us a remarkable example of discipline. His simple motto, Ora et labora—pray and work—is still relevant to our own lives, so many centuries after his death. We need both prayer and work in order to live a truly Christian life and finish the race. If we were to embrace prayer without also embracing … More Frassati Reflection: Ora et labora
Today we celebrate the feast of St. Maria Goretti, the Little Saint of Great Mercy. Her story reminds us that we are never beyond hope, that no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace. By forgiving her murderer and praying for his conversion, she not only kept herself from falling into sin; she reached … More Over at Ignitum Today: The Little Saint of Great Mercy
As we celebrate both the founding of our nation and the feast of our patron, Bl. Pier Giorgio, let us turn to him in prayer and ask that his example might guide and inspire us to be united in our devotion to goodness and justice. Litany of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Lord, have mercy. Lord, have … More Frassati Reflection: Happy Feast of Pier Giorgio!