AmericanCatholic.org
 
Skip Navigation Links
Home
Catholic News
Saints
Seasonal
Special Reports
Movies
Shopping
Donate
Share:
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus
LinkedIn
Email
RSS Feeds

advertisement
Minute Meditations
Let God Act Minute Meditations
Sometimes in this life of faith God will remove his blessings from you. But remember that he knows how and when to replace them, either through the ministry of others or by himself.
—François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon
— from Firmly On the Rock

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Minute Meditation for 3/15/2013 Minute Meditation for 3/17/2013



Subscribe to the Minute Meditations e-newsletter.
Twitter 
Subscribe to Minute Meditations at Twitter.com.
RSS 
Subscribe to this RSS feed. How?




Paid Advertisement
Ads contrary to Catholic teachings should be reported to our webmaster. Include ad link.


Peter Chrysologus: A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce results far beyond his expectations and his intentions. Thus it was with Peter of the Golden Words, as he was called, who as a young man became bishop of Ravenna, the capital of the empire in the West. 
<p>At the time there were abuses and vestiges of paganism evident in his diocese, and these he was determined to battle and overcome. His principal weapon was the short sermon, and many of them have come down to us. They do not contain great originality of thought. They are, however, full of moral applications, sound in doctrine and historically significant in that they reveal Christian life in fifth-century Ravenna. So authentic were the contents of his sermons that, some 13 centuries later, he was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XIII. He who had earnestly sought to teach and motivate his own flock was recognized as a teacher of the universal Church. </p><p>In addition to his zeal in the exercise of his office, Peter Chrysologus was distinguished by a fierce loyalty to the Church, not only in its teaching, but in its authority as well. He looked upon learning not as a mere opportunity but as an obligation for all, both as a development of God-given faculties and as a solid support for the worship of God. </p><p>Some time before his death, St. Peter returned to Imola, his birthplace, where he died around A.D. 450.</p> American Catholic Blog Prayer should be more listening than speaking. God gave you two ears and one mouth...use them proportionately.

 
INSPIRATIONAL PICKS
Through the Year With Mary

Start the New Year off right with these daily insights on the Mother of God!

The Rosary Project
This unique celebration of prayer and song will lead you deeper into the life of Christ! (2CDs)
150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know

Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ. Do you know these Bible passages?

Mysteries of the Virgin Mary

On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, grow closer to Mary with this beautiful book by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.


 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
St. Patrick's Day
This patron saint of Ireland grew in his understanding of God through his ministry with God’s people.
Lent
Especially during Lent the Church encourages us to gather all our triumphs and tragedies and place them at the foot of the cross.
Encouragement
Are you convinced that God is great and life is good? Share your belief today with someone who is discouraged.
Lent
May our Lenten practices lead us to a deeper understanding of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.
St. Patrick's Day
Share an Irish blessing with friends and family: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back…”



Come find us at: Facebook | St. Anthony Messenger magazine Twitter | American Catholic YouTube | American Catholic