Saint Charles Borromeo
Sharing our faith in Jesus Christ for over 111 years in Whitefish
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Twenty-fourth Week in
September 17 - 21
Daily Reflections with
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Think Right, Live Well: Daily Reflections with Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. Huntington, Indiana 46750
The Hope in Hopelessness
Since Christ came into this world to bring victory out of defeat, then the more hopeless the situation, the more certainly does the Divine Power operate.
Light Your Lamps, 115
When things appear to be hopeless, O God, I expect you to bring me resolution and relief.
The Divine Copier
All the men who have ever lived and will ever live are the raw material awaiting the stamp of the Divine Original. But in order to be like Him, that is, a sharer of His Divine Life, we must be struck off that Die. And the Baptismal Font is the new Bethlehem where the copies are made, for there men are reborn again to the Life of God.
The Prodigal World, 7
Thank you, Father, for my baptism that made me a sharer in your divine life and a copy reborn in the image of your Son.
Deciding Our Judgment
It is not the fear that God is going to judge us some day that is frightening; it is that our daily living is forging the judgment.
Guide to Contentment, 54
I conduct my life carefully, God, not only to avoid offending you but also to become more like Jesus, your Son.
Obedience in Threes
Our Lord spent three hours in redeeming, three years in teaching, and thirty years in obeying, in order that a rebellious, proud, and diabolically independent world might learn the value of obedience.
The World’s First Love, 104
I want to obey you, Lord Jesus, as you obeyed your Father.
An Accurate Self-Estimation
Humility is not an underestimation of our talents or gifts or powers, nor is it their exaggeration. A man who is six feet tall is not humble if he says he is only five feet four inches tall, just as he is not humble if he says he is seven feet tall. Humility is truth or the recognition of gifts as gifts, faults as faults.
The Seven Capital Sins, 44
Lord, I present myself to you as your servant and pledge to use well all the gifts you have given me.
When No One Is Watching
The best influences in life are undeliberate, unconscious, when no one is watching, or when reaction to the good deed was never sought.
Way to Inner Peace, 70
Whatever good I do, O God, I do it without expecting recognition or praise.
The Utimate Conflict Resolution
The ultimate resolution of all conflicts will not be accomplished until after the Resurrection of the Body, when the bodies of the just who died in the state of grace will reflect and enjoy the beauties of the soul.
Peace of Soul, 47
I believe, Lord, in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
It was not enough that the Son of God should come down from the heavens and appear as the Son of Man, for then He would have been only a great teacher and a good example, but not a Redeemer. … Teachers change men by theiir lives; our Blessed Lord would change men by His Death.
Life of Christ, 91
I thank you, Lord Jesus, for my baptism in which you allow me to share in your death bloodlessly so that I might share in your resurrected life.
The Work of the Spirit
The Holy Spirit woos the soul, draws it to closer fellowship, to more intimate union, becomes our Sanctifier just as the Father is our Creator and the Son is our Redeemer. This is one of the fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives.
Your Life Is Worth Living, 117
O Holy Spirit, woo me into an intimate relationship with the Father, the Son, and you.
The Church’s Intrinsic Sanctity
The scandals or sins of its members do not affect the intrinsic sanctity of the Church. Because our hands are dirty, the whole body is not polluted.
The Mystical Body of Christ, 155
May my repentance of sin and my good behavior, Lord, help restore the negative reputation of your Church from scandals.
Prime Time with the Lord
The Holy Hour. Is it difficult? Sometimes it seemed to be hard; it might mean having to forego a social engagement, or rise an hour earlier, but on the whole it has never been a burden, only a joy.
Treasure in Clay, 189
Lord God, I promise to be generous in spending prime time with you every day.
The end and purpose of God coming to this earth was to bring us to perfect union with the Father. How could He do this? By showing our flesh is not a barrier to divine intimacy, by taking it up to heaven itself, by showing those who pass through trials, sufferings, misunderstandings … that they will have their body glorified.
You Life Is Worth Living, 108
What a privilege it is, O God, to share in your divine life—thank you for lifting our human natures to heaven.
Prayer to St. Charles Borromeo
O Saintly reformer,
animator of spiritual renewal of priests and religious, you organized true seminaries and wrote a standard catechism. Inspire all religious teachers and authors of catechetical books. Move them to love and transmit only that which can form true followers of the Teacher who was divine.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, to maintain the worship of God, to inspire in all persons a love of Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and all God’s children.