Ave Maris Stella

Feast Of The Assumption 2018 The Assumption is the prerogative of our Blessed Mother which fixes Her in heaven, body and soul, as the Star which leads us home as the Star of the Sea (Stella Maris) did for early sailors.  In the midst of the darkness of this life, we always have the hope…
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Our Sufficiency Is From God

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 This week is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, body and soul, into heaven.  The feasts of the school teacher, St. Cassian, and the foundress of the Poor Clares.  The Epistle for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost teaches about sufficient grace and its necessity in our lives –…
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My Flesh Has Been Renewed

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The feasts for this week give cause for us to thank God and take strength in upholding the faith. This Mass for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost recalls Our Lord’s Resurrection and the Easter sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist. St. Paul lists all the witnesses to Christ’s Risen Body…
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The Pharisee And The Publican

10th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 After learning about Saints Ignatius, Alphonsus and Dominic the Epistle and Gospel for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost tell us about the charismatic gifts found in the early Church and the power of humility to move God to be merciful. #20180729K  
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We Have Reason To Hope

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Sacred Heart is shown to us in the Mass of this Sunday.  The texts emphasize the hope of this season symbolized by the color green.  Our Lord describes Himself in the Gospel as the Good Shepherd who carries His lost sheep home on His shoulders.  St. Peter warns in…
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The Necessary Devotion

Sacred Heart 2018 Christ requested this feast of His Sacred Heart to assure us in the latter days of His most merciful love.  This is not an optional devotion because it is the core of the Redemption.  Our Lord has made twelve promises to those who practice it which culminate in the pledge of future…
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God Is Love

Trinity Sunday 2018 The beautiful feast of the Blessed Trinity dates from the fourteenth century and not from the Apostles.  The importance of a special celebration in honor of this most fundamental revelation of the Christian dispensation was increased through the centuries by heresies like Arianism.  Although we can come to the knowledge of the truth…
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The First Novena

Pentecost Sunday 2018 Before the Epistle and Gospel for the feast of Pentecost we hear about St. Gregory VII and St. Philip Neri.  After nine days of prayer from the Ascension the birthday of the Church took place with the coming of the Holy Ghost.  The Person of Love completed the preparation of the apostles…
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The Greatest Peace

Sunday After The Ascension 2018 Heaven became our home at the Ascension when Christ entered it.  Now no matter what happens to us in our daily lives we can live in the security and hope of eternal happiness with Our Lord.  As members of the Mystical Body of Christ we are destined to live where our…
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