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Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

The first reading is about the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the first martyr of the early Church. Stephen boldly reproves the Pharisees and then has a vision of God. The Pharisees are so angry that they stone him to death. What is remarkable in this reading is that Stephen forgives his executioners and then” falls […]

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Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s fast-paced nature is all about the mad rush to success. As expenditures continue to soar amidst gate-crashing economies, the need to get ahead to survive has never been more crucial. Daily grind equals daily bread–and it’s easy to forget that” mortal does not live on bread alone .” Today’s gospel is a sequel to […]

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The Magic of Love

I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, despite my being an adult when they were published. I was coaching middle school at the time, and I had young children. I got to see the books through their sees, and it was lovely. We were really talk about the word play in the books, and kids didn’t […]

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What Are The Key Characteristics Of Good Spiritual Direction?

* This announce was originally published on 7/2/ 2009. Dear Father John, What are the key characteristics of good spiritual direction? There are three ways to answer this question, depending on the point of view. From the point of view of the person receiving it, spiritual attitude is an extremely useful( many would say crucial) […]

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Much Obliged

Jesus called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them,” If any want to become my partisans, cause them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me….” -Mark 8: 34 Just over a week ago, on Ash Wednesday, “weve had” the sign of the cross placed on our foreheads by someone else, […]

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Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Such is the passion of a mom for her daughter. Even if she knew thatthere was a slim chance of being entertained by Jesus due to prevalentcultural biases at that time- of her being a woman and a Gentile -still she persisted. And because of her faith and trust in Our Lord, her daughter was […]

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Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

People don’t like been shown up in such an unflattering sunlight, and it runs some mode towards illustrating the Pharisees’ adamant hatred of Jesus. He “isnt just” testifying another way. He was undermining their credibility and their highway of construing the Scriptures. Theirs was a narrow legalistic form of the great Jewish faith. It was […]

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The Way to Jerusalem

Today is the Feast of St. Luke( carried ), and we are treated to a lovely collection of Scriptural construes reminding us of the great gift Luke was to us all. Luke 1:1 -4 and Act 1:1 -8 are the prologues to his two journals, his account of Jesus’ life and the acts of those […]

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To Be Hidden With Christ In God

Presence of God- O Jesus, assist me to hide from characters in order to enter into intimacy with You. MEDITATIONWhen we speak of the obscure life of Jesus, we do not planned only His self-effacement in the eyes of men, from whom He obscured His divinity, thus avoiding their praise. Besides these exterior relations with […]

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Joseph and Jesus the Builders

Joseph was a royal figure, tumbled from David, and, therefore, be allowed to attain the claim to be the Messiah: the Lord’s anointed king. David had said that he wanted to build a temple or house for the Lord, but the Lord replied 😛 TAGEND “You shall not structure me a house to dwell in […]