God Wants Our Whole Heart

Sunday After The Ascension 2022 We, as Catholics, must not lead a double life.  God desires our whole heart.  When we are told that we must “watch in prayer,” this means that we must be on guard against both the enemy and occasions of sin.  What a wonderful reward we are offered for the practice…

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We Become Christ’s Home

4th Sunday After Easter 2022 “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” In hearing these words, we must remember that this refers to unjust anger. The irascible passion of anger, when justified, is not only important but even necessary. This is why we are told to, “be angry, and sin not.” The…

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The Only Solution

Holy Thursday 2022 Today is a good day to remind everyone about how to receive Holy Communion properly. The Epistle is a warning from St. Paul that is timely  because we live in a time of unprecedented sacrileges against Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Gospel describes the Mandatum when Christ washed the feet of…

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Revel in Divine Love

Feast Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus 2021 The beautiful Epistle for this Mass gives an insight into the love of God found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The supernatural knowledge coming to us through this Heart changes our lives and makes us feel the ardor of divine charity.  Our Lord revealed many of…

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Eucharistic Heart

First Friday Conference June 2021 This First Friday coming between the feasts of Corpus Christi and Sacred Heart points out the unity between these truths of the Faith.  We learn from Our Lord how much humility is a foundational virtue for Him and in our own spiritual life.  The complementary virtues are magnanimity and magnificence. …

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Sacrament of Sacraments

Feast Of Corpus Christi 2021 The Holy Eucharist is the greatest of the sacraments because It not only gives us grace but is the Author of grace Himself.  It is the beginning and goal of the Christian life.  Catholics do not appreciate this as much as the enemies of the Church do.  They attack the…

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Jesus Loves You

4th Sunday after Easter 2021 – First Holy Communion Sunday This week we have the feasts of St. Monica, whose prayers and tears were necessary to convert her son, and St. Pius V, whose papal initiatives preserved our traditional Latin Mass and saved Christendom at the battle of Lepanto.  Congratulations to our first communicants who…

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Crave The Eucharist

Holy Thursday 2021 St. Paul warns us in the Epistle not to abuse Our Lord by receiving Him sacrilegiously in Holy Communion.  This is especially so because the Holy Eucharist is the greatest gift God has given us and the sign of His love for us.  To betray this love is like the kiss of…

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Foretaste Of The Holy Mass

Laetare Sunday – 4th Sunday In Lent 2021 The Gospel today tells about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes by Our Lord about a year before His Passion and Death.  This miracle was a preparation for the first Mass and the institution of the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday.  The happiness that we receive…

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Keep The First Fervor

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2020 After hearing about Saints John Gualbert, Veronica, Bonaventure, Henry, the Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne and Camillus we had a renewal of the Paschal sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist in the Epistle and Gospel.  The Divine Office recounts the story of King David and how his sloth led to sins…

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