For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Feast Day of St. Luke the Apostle

Catholic Posters by Pater Eddie Dwyer
"Holy and learned, great St. Luke, we praise you, closely you followed in the steps of Jesus;  as supreme witness to His life and teaching, shedding your life-blood.

Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you left in writing, for all time to study stories unrivaled for their depth and beauty, Christ's love revealing.

Yours are the records which we read with pleasure of the beginning of the Church to fervent, under the impulse of the true and living Spirit of Jesus.

Paul's earnest helper, sharer in his travels, zealous as he was, with a heart as loving;  make our souls also steadfast and devoted to the Lord Jesus.

Tender physician, use your gift of healing, comfort our weakness with a faith unswerving, so that rejoicing we may praise forever God the Almighty.  Amen."   ---Pausibus Luca canimus  (Hymn from today's Lauds in the Breviary.)