The most beautiful stories...
He who in due course professes his faith without human respect resembles a valiant warrior: this one is decorated, but this one will receive from God an infinite reward.
When dinner was not ready, the magistrate became angry with his wife. To calm him down and get him to be patient, she offers him a book to read. The magistrate became even angrier, threw the book on the floor, and became furious with everyone in the house.
We must not argue for long with those who mock us because of our religion.
Wounded, not knowing what to do and bored to death during his convalescence, Ignatius asked for a novel to distract himself. Amadis and other books of chivalry, so profane and dangerous, were famous in those days, and the most honest people delighted in them.
Often the courage of faith is at first met with mockery or trouble, but sooner or later it wins the esteem and respect of even the most ill-intentioned.
As the young man was being led to the place of torture outside the city, his mother, fearing that he would not complete his glorious sacrifice, cried out to him from the ramparts, “My son, remember the living God; arm yourself with constancy and strength; lift your heart high, and look up to Him who reigns in heaven.”
Father Matha, a missionary in China, had just administered the sacraments to a dying woman when he fell into the hands of a group of idolaters…
God always acts for our greatest good. Everything He does, He does through His Love.
The little one, being in church beside her mother, said softly in her ear, “Mother, are you not longing to receive Jesus Christ? Go and confess.”
The Rosary strengthens the faith of Christians on their way to martyrdom.