O Jesus, let me see the connection between my sins and your Calvary. Let me not weep for you apart from me, but for you on account of me. Let me see that if I had been less proud, the crown of thorns would have been less piercing; that if I had been less selfish, the cross would have been less heavy; that if I had been less sinful, the road to Calvary would have been shorter. Give me the grace to weep for my sins [...] - Ven. Fulton Sheen
“To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.” Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“A Man on a Cross” Fulton Sheen-- The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once gave a talk on the Devil and at the end of it he said that when there is silence, day or night, he is startled by a cry. The first time he heard it, the cry came down from the cross. When he went out and searched, he found a man in the “throws of crucifixion.” He tried to take the man down, tried to take the nails out of his feet, but the man said, “Let them be; for I cannot be taken down until every man, woman, an...
“Lenten practices of giving up pleasures are good reminders that the purpose of life is not pleasure. The purpose of life is to attain to perfect life, all truth and undying ecstatic love—which is the definition of God. In pursuing that goal we find happiness. Pleasure is not the purpose of anything; pleasure is a by-product resulting from doing something that is good. One of the best ways to get happiness and pleasure out of life is to ask ourselves, ‘How can I please God?’ and, ‘Why am I n...