Freedom From Anxiety

3rd Sunday of Advent 2023 Gaudete Sunday – This is a day in which we take joy in our Catholic Faith, a day without anxiety or trouble of heart.  We must make our petitions known to God, trusting that they will be answered in the best way possible.  God gives us the grace to ask…

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Saints Who Changed The World

All Saints Day Evening 2023 Today we celebrate one of the marks of the true Church – her holiness.  The almost innumerable saints in Heaven are the result of the redemption Christ won on the cross.  Today we especially celebrate the unknown saints.  If we wish to change the course of history, we must be…

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Do Not Weep

15th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 No other religion has produced saints as the Catholic Church has.  The greatest mark of the Church is her holiness.  Discretion is one of the best ways to practice charity.  It allows us to know when to offer correction and when to simply let our example teach our neighbor.  Charity…

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Humility Is Truth

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 If we have no attachments to hold us down in this life we will speedily reach Heaven when we die.  Our Lord said we will receive a hundredfold of the things we give up for God’s sake in this life.  We should not attribute anything we do to ourselves because it…

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God Is Light

Transfiguration 2023 (10th Sunday after Pentecost) Pride is placing ourselves before God and neighbor.  We must remember that we would be as evil as our worst enemies if not for God’s grace.  We must acknowledge our weakness.  We ourselves are pharisees because of the hypocrisy of our sinful lives.  The Transfiguration can be summarized in…

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The Davids Of The Future

4th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 This is a Mass of great courage and hope.  We know that even when the enemies are encamped around us, they will weaken and fall.  God allows us to see our weakness so that we may turn to Him in prayer.  This is the Mass which tells us not to…

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Ite Ad Joseph

Sermon On The Feast of St. Joseph 2022 Devotion to St. Joseph can be seen in the testimony of St. Teresa, Mary of Agreda and the prophetic words of Isidore of Isolanus.  It flows from his vocation as spouse of the Mother of God which was an essential component of the Incarnation and guarding of…

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Indirect Charity

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2022 We have many wonderful saints this week and also the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at the end of the week.  St. Paul in today’s epistle teaches us how to practice love of neighbor through mercy, humility, meekness and kindness.  In the Gospel Our Lord prepares His disciples for…

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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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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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