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Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis, propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum. Grace is poured out upon thy lips, wherefore God hath blessed thee eternally. Psalm 45:2 In a well-known prayer, Blessed John Henry Newman asks, ‘Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance wherever I go…shine through me, and […]

Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis



Simply proclaim the Lord Christ holy in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you have. (1 Peter 3:15) The latter half of this verse has been stuck in my head for some months now, and looking it […]

The hope that you have


Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22) I grew up in a Catholic family, in a country where most people are Catholic. My route as a Catholic […]

With a sincere heart


Jesus again straightened up and said, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she replied. “Neither do I condemn you,” said Jesus. “Go away, and from this moment, sin no more.” (John 8:10-11) I was a pretty blessed child growing up: my family loved me, […]

Neither do I condemn you