Daily Reflections

Inspiring prayers, quotes, and spiritual reflections.

Alone With God

Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
Saint Teresa of Avila, Mystic


Keep in mind that you have your own vineyard. But everyone is joined to your neighbors’vineyard, Without any dividing lines. They are so joined, in fact, that you can not do good or evil for yourself without doing the same for your neighbor. – Saint Catherine of Siena, Mystic


Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice ‘out there’ calling me to be something I am not. It comes from a voice ‘in here’ calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God.” ― Thomas Merton


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Time and time again he bears us on his shoulders. No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love. -Pope Francis


A religious vocation is a gift from God, requiring a response in faith. Like a seed whose growth is dependent on the soil and diligent care, a religious vocation depends on the person who receives it, those who guide her, and the Holy Spirit who assures its growth.” – Sisters of Bon Secours Constitutions #59


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“For each of us the Lord has a vocation, that place God wants us to live our lives, but we must seek it” – Pope Francis

The Path of Mercy

Support and guidance from others can make our path in life clear!

I often feel that this path can be a difficult one to travel, and that keeping pace with Jesus, our guide, is a challenge, especially when his directions so often come hidden within strange stories. But I also feel that it is a path worth pursuing, even if we end up wandering for a bit. The path of mercy is a wide one, with room to walk beside others. – Kerry Weber, Mercy In The City


The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges.Credit: flickr.com/photos/catholicism/ When these values are threatened, a prophetic voice must be raised. – Pope Francis


Only when we have come in touch with our own life experiences and have learned to listen to our inner cravings for liberation and new life can we realize that Jesus did not just speak, but that he reached out to us in our most personal needs. -Henri Nouwen- Reaching Out

No Man is an Island

“For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God’s will, to be what God wants us to be.” – Thomas Merton

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