Saint Charles Borromeo
Sharing our faith in Jesus Christ for over 111 years in Whitefish
Office is currently closed.
September 22 - 23
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
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.
Here at last is the answer to the query, “Did Mary have other children besides Jesus?” She certainly did. Millions and millions of them! But not according to the flesh. He alone was born of her flesh; the rest of us were born of her spirit.
The World’s First Love, 131
Lord Jesus, thank you for giving me your Mother as my Mother.
Every person has a guardian angel, because every person has an immortal destiny and is worth more than the entire universe.
Thinking Life Through, 32
O my Guardian Angel, I thank you for protecting me and interceding for me.
Reaching Beyond Ourselves
Men are more anxious for primacy than they are for service. That is why it took Divinity to give this new concept of love. A man must sweep out of himself into a larger world, make himself one with the purposes of God, which is to help the weak and stricken humanity.
Footprints in a Darkened Forest, 92
Lord, bring me opportunities to reach beyond myself to serve people in need.
Evolving New Creatures
One wonders why a world so much given to the philosophy of evolution does not see the grace of Jesus Christ as the answer to its aspirations…. There is no emergent in the whole field of evolution comparable to the “new creatures” which emerge from the Sacrament of Baptism.
Go to Heaven 55-56
I rejoice, O God, that you have made me a new creation and have given me eternal life.
The Eucharistic Community
The first effect of the Eucharist is personal; the second effect is communal and social, inasmuch as the soul is introduced not only to its Maker, but to its brother, in that fellowship of the saints, an organized society of spiritual units where the integrating principle is Love.
The Cross and the Crisis, 106
It is wonderful to me, Lord, that receiving your Body and Blood unites me to many brothers and sisters.
Just as our modern world is bathed in radio and television waves but only those who are tuned in to them receive their messages of knowledge and enjoyment, so, too, there is a radiation through history of this Divine Life, but only those who freely appropriate it ever enjoy its peace and blessing.
The True Meaning of Christmas, 27–28
Speak to me, Lord, for I am listening to you.
The Family Rosary
Married couples ought to say the Rosary together each night, for their common prayer is more than the separate prayers of each. When the child comes, they should say it before the crib, as Joseph and Mary prayed there.
The World’s First Love, 100
May our praying the Rosary, O Lord, bring peace to our relationships and to the world.
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.