“If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them.”

I found this on a refrigerator.   Then I discovered that I wrote it.

I guess that memory isn’t what it used to be.

This was from a post I did on the 2nd miracle of St. Gianna Molla. 

(This is also the first time I have ever posted from a Mac.) 

Saints are presented to us by Holy Mother Church for “the two I’s”: imitation and intercession.
As all Christians are called to imitate Christ, we also must experience self-emptying and the Cross, abandonment to providence and self-donation. We must be willing to lose everything.
We are not alone: the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant are closely knit, interwoven in charity. We on earth mustintercede for each other and believe and ask for the intercession of the saints.
God makes use of the weak to demonstrate His might and love.
If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them. If we do not ask for them, they will not be granted.
Our life of faith is noticed by non-believers and they are not unaffected.
What a difference a bishop can make.
How often do you invoke the help of the saints and holy angels?
God’s ways are not our ways.
No one is too small to be an occasion of grace for others.

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  1. shadrach says:

    I remember this. I thought it was superbly put.

  2. fortradition says:

    There’s a lot of wisdom in those words you penned and worthy of being re-read from time to time. I particularly liked “the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant are closely knit” (thank goodness for our heavenly friends and advocates), and “What a difference a bishop can make”. Thanks for the reminders.

  3. mysticalrose says:

    I hope that Mac Fr. Z — I justed switched over and I adore mine,

  4. Jane says:

    Thank you Fr Z. for the reminder of these important things. There have been miracles in my life and plenty of answers to prayer. Some prayers were granted immediately, others were slow. I am so happy this morning because something really important that I have been praying for, for many months has been granted.

    I invoked The Holy Souls in Purgatory,(while also praying for their relief), The Blessed Trinity and all the saints and angels for this favour.

  5. Rouxfus says:

    The Mac is the first truly catholic computer. Before any other computers could do so it could run Mac (classic as well as OS X) software alongside Windows software, with Unix running under the hood. Windows machines can’t do this yet – they don’t run the Mac software.

    Enjoy not having to pay money and CPU time to the anti-virus protection racket!

  6. Andy K. says:

    (This is also the first time I have ever posted from a Mac.)

    Oh… Fr. Z… I’m sorry.


  7. Mark W says:

    Windows computers could run Mac software fine, if Apple didn’t put restrictions on their OS that Microsoft doesn’t (and they can do so less than legally with something like OSx86).
    Anyway, remember this when you’re computer shopping:

  8. tara says:

    Wow! Very excellent!

  9. John Enright says:

    It’s about time that you begin to write a book, Father! All of us would benefit from it.

  10. marcum says:

    as for Macs,,
    Apple recently gave $100,000 to the crucial No on Prop 8 proposition in California. They are part of the pro death culture. Anyway, for what it’s worth – they deserve exposure for this.

  11. John Enright says:

    Mark W:

    Thank you very much for the link on Apple’s Proposition 8 effort. All of us have to rally to combat moral relativism.

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