Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. —Wisdom … More Frassati Reflection: Memento Mori
Posted from Frassati Reflections. Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is. You … More Frassati Reflection: The Cave
Exciting announcement: the new Frassati Reflections website is live! If you want to check out some other great writers from the Frassati Fellowship of NYC, head over there and subscribe. These reflections will be cross posted there as well. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but … More Frassati Reflection: Martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues
“When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, ‘I shall return to my home from which I came.’ But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than … More Frassati Reflection: Whom Do We Let In?
Today’s readings may seem a little harsh: God putting Job in his place, Jesus proclaiming woe to those who reject Him. Why would God point out Job’s insignificance and insufficiencies when he is already experiencing so much suffering? Becoming aware of our own weaknesses is, in fact, a grace. It can be a struggle, too, … More Frassati Reflection: “In Bitterness Is My Joy”
Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” … More Frassati Reflection: Who Is Like God?
As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said … More Frassati Reflection: Fruit of the Vine
“I will have only one wisdom: the science of the cross.” —Venerable Francis-Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận Earlier this week, I was able to attend a requiem Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer in memory of the victims of 9/11. It was a beautiful liturgy as well as a powerful reminder of our own mortality, that our … More Frassati Reflection: The Science of the Cross
Therefore, do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will manifest the motives of our hearts, and then everyone will receive praise from God. —1 Corinthians 4:5 Commit to the LORD your way; trust in him, and he … More Frassati Reflection: The Dawn of Justice
We must not think that our love has to be extraordinary. But we do need to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil. These drops are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of … More Frassati Reflection: The Oil of Charity