Humility And Love Are Related

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today also commemorates the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was moved to September 12th because of the miraculous victory of the Christians in saving Europe from the Turks in 1683.  Invoking Our Lady’s name is a powerful aid to our spiritual combat as well.  Today’s Mass begins…

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Vessel Of Election

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2021 Profession of Sr. Josepha All profession days are beautiful moments for our religious communities and for the people.  Today is also unique and reminiscent of Jesus’ words about St. Paul at his conversion, “I will teach him to suffer for My Name”.   This joyful day is also a…

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Raised From The Dead

15th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 All profession days are beautiful moments for our religious communities and for the people.  Today is also unique and reminiscent of Jesus’ words about St. Paul at his conversion, “I will teach him to suffer for My Name”.   This joyful day is also a pure and perfect sacrifice in union…

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Immaculate Heart Conference

First Friday, September 2021 This First Friday comes during Our Lady’s Thirty Days which begin with the Assumption and end with the feast of the Seven Sorrows.  There are many feasts related to our Blessed Mother during these days.  The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and this devotion has…

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The Care Of Sacred Things

14th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 God and His worship is the most important thing on this earth and everything that surrounds Him and the Liturgy are treated with the utmost respect and care.  This explains all that we do and why we encourage all to do the same.  Today is also the feast of the…

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The Battle For Our Youth

13th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Mass pleads that God will not forsake us, His poor lambs, and He answers that prayer saying “I will not leave you orphans” and sending us the Bread from heaven which contains all sweetness within It.  St. Paul warns against those who would preach a false Gospel  and he…

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Dormition Of Mary

Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin 2021 Pope Pius XII during of the Holy Year of 1950 proclaimed the dogma that the Blessed Mother at the end of Her earthly life was taken body and soul into Heaven.  This overdue definition was not a new revelation but something given to the Church through the Apostles.  Dating…

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Daily Examen

11th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Sunday continues the theme of humility that we saw last week.  St. Paul in the Epistle especially points out what we are like on our own merits and what we can become with God’s grace.  True humility is seeing ourselves as we are before God.  In the spiritual life…

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The Transfiguring Theophany

Feast Of The Transfiguration 2021 The treasures of the basilica of St. Mary Major are described because of the feast of Our Lady of the Snow.  Also, St. Sixtus and his companions suffered martyrdom today and the martyrdom of St. Lawrence was prophesied.  Today’s feast of the Transfiguration recalls that moment in Our Lord’s life…

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Humility And Sanctity

10th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This is Humility Sunday.  Our Lord in the Gospel states clearly that he who humbles himself will be exalted.  It is the fundamental virtue for holiness.  The Epistle lists the charismatic graces that were so prevalent in the days of persecution because the early Christians needed these helps in facing…

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