Katherine Ocello is a mother, wife, faithful lay Catholic, and blogger in her spare time. Her words from two years ago resonate today and will likely do so in the days, months, and years ahead. Hers is a message so many faithful Catholics need to hear today. We need not be discouraged at the state of affairs; rather, as Katherine wisely says, let's look to the saints - these holy men and women of our Catholic tradition - as an example of what we, ourselves, are each called upon to do each day. For Katherine's poignant message, "Such a Time As This," used with the generous permission of the author, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Today, in the United States on this last Thursday of November, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a day reserved for the people of our nation to give thanks to Almighty God for his providence and for the many blessings bestowed on our great nation and people. Though not a Catholic holiday, we Catholics know it is our duty and our salvation "always and everywhere" to humbly give thanks to God. We "lift up our hearts" to the Lord, for it is "right and just." We wish also to give thanks to our readers. We know there are 115 countries represented to-date from all of you who follow My Daily Bread: A Reason2bCatholic blog. The top 10 nations represented are: United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Philippines, Poland, China, South Africa, India, and Australia. For all of you, spread throughout the globe, we're very grateful. We will continue to pray for you each day. May the Lord bless you, protect you from all evil, and bring you to everlasting life. Amen. Spread the Word! Spread the faith. For words of Wit & Wisdom from the Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1877, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Saint Louis was born in 1214 and became king of France when he was only twelve years old. He married and became the father of eleven children who received from him careful instruction for a Christian life. Here we have from Saint Louis a spiritual testament to his son. For words of wit and wisdom from Saint Louis IX of France please click on the image. Peace be with you!
For words of wit and wisdom from Saint Philip Neri, the "Joyful Saint," on "Entering into the prayer of Christ," please click on the image. Peace be with you!
For words of wit and wisdom on this Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate the birth of the Church, "The Church in its unity speaks in the language of every nation," please click on the image. Peace be with you!