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Fr. Robert Barron's Word On Fire - The Universal Call to Holiness: The Antidote to Clericalism. St. Josemaria Escriva and lay spirituality. Lay clericalism is a surefire way to keep the Church "private" behind four walls: we aren't all to be serving at the altar. What happens at the altar fortifies us to "be in the world, but not of it," and what we do in the world, we offer up in sacrifice to be joined with the Holy Sacrifice at the altar.

Robert Barron's Word On Fire - The Universal Call to Holiness: The Antidote to Clericalism. Josemaria Escriva and lay spirituality.

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There is a need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and undo the savage work of those who think that man is a beast.and that crusade is a matter for you!

June 26— St. Josemaria Escriva, Founder of Opus Dei:  The call to the priesthood came to St. Josemaria one winter night when he found the footprints of a barefoot Carmelite in the snow. He asked himself “If others sacrifice so much for God and their neighbor, couldn’t I do something too?” Click to find out more about his modern day Saint and his works!

Josemaria Escriva, Founder of Opus Dei: The call to the priesthood…

"The Rosary is the most beautiful and richest of all prayers to the Mediatrix of all graces; it is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God." ~ Pope St. Pius X

"The Rosary is the most beautiful and richest of all prayers to the Mediatrix of all graces; it is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God. Pius X

Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm., martyr at Dachau concentration camp

Quote of the day – July 27 – Feast day of Bl Titus Brandsma “They who want to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come into conflict with it.” …………………Bl Titus Brandsma (Saint of the day 27 July).

During the Mass

When I went to Mass (with one of the readings/mass guide books), I realized I had ever been to a more Christian service. I may disagree with some things most Catholics believe, but those aren't central to my faith.

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