Oct. 17

The way of perfection passes by way of the Cross. There is no holiness without renunciation and spiritual battle. Spiritual progress entails the ascesis and mortification that gradually lead to living in the peace and joy of the Beatitudes: He who climbs never stops going from beginning to beginning, through beginnings that have no end. He never stops desiring what he already knows. – St. Gregory of Nysssa (No. 2015).


Teaching of the Day is a daily passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the 20th anniversary of its publication during the Catholic Church’s “Year of Faith.”