Madonna House

To Love

by Catherine Doherty

Slowly, we begin to understand that the Catholic faith is not only a matter of attending Mass on Sundays and doing the bare minimum our Church requires, for even these practices of Catholicism are but means to an end.

Living the Catholic faith is a way of life that embraces every minute of our waking and sleeping hours and permeates our lives at work, at home, and in school, from the cradle to the grave.

Once we understand this, a change will take place in our hearts, and the ultimate goal of life will stand out more and more clearly. We shall know and understand well that we have been created to love. We shall understand that all vocations are vocations to love.

—From Marriage, (2001), p. 22-23, available from MH Publications.