April 2020

St. Isidore of Seville (Bishop and Doctor)

[ad_1] April 4, 2020 The Spanish bishop and scholar St. Isidore of Seville (560?-636) was born in Cartagena; there were three other canonized saints in his family, including his older brother St. Leander. Leander, who was twenty years older than Isidore, was responsible for his education; because he was so strict, Isidore ran away. Sitting alone in the woods, he noticed a stone worn down by water, one drop at… Read More »St. Isidore of Seville (Bishop and Doctor)

How to Respond When You Meet Suffering — Integrated Catholic Life™

[ad_1] “Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary” (detail)by Edmund Blair Leighton In 2005 while undergoing chemotherapy, I was sitting in an uncomfortable recliner on the sixth floor of the medical facility. An IV dripped poison into my veins that would simultaneously cure me of the cancer in my body, and wreak havoc on it, sending waves of nausea, chills, malaise. The concoction did not discriminate between healthy and cancer cells.… Read More »How to Respond When You Meet Suffering — Integrated Catholic Life™

Reflection 93: The Meeting of Love and Sin

[ad_1] Where do love and sin meet?  They meet in the persecution, ridicule and malice inflicted upon our Lord.  He was the Incarnation of perfect love.  The Mercy in His Heart was infinite.  His care and concern for all people was beyond imagination.  And yet the soldiers mocked Him, laughed at Him and tortured Him for entertainment and fun.  He, in turn, loved them with a perfect love.  This is… Read More »Reflection 93: The Meeting of Love and Sin