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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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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Good Intentions

7th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 The story of King Solomon is read in the Divine Office during these days and it is a reminder to us of how far we can fall if we are unfaithful.  The road to hell is paved with good intentions which were never brought to fruition.  Here are the six…

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You Know That I Love You

Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 2021 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin, St. Elizabeth, three days after the Annunciation, resulted in the sanctification of St. John the Baptist in the womb of his mother.  This was made known by the leaping for joy that St. Elizabeth felt in her womb. …

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Do Your Job

Feast Of St. John the Baptist 2021 No man born is greater than today’s saint whose birthday we celebrate.  This along with other details of St. John’s life parallels those in the life of Christ.  Six months before the Annunciation St. Gabriel appeared to St. Zachary and revealed the birth of a son who would…

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Thou Art My Hope

3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Mass and the recent feast days are about union with God, His Love and His Mercy. The earliest depiction of Our Lord in the catacombs is taken from today’s parable of the Shepherd carrying the lost sheep on His shoulders.  This season after Pentecost is one of hope and…

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Easter Vigil Baptisms

Easter Vigil 2021 During this Vigil in anticipation of Our Lord’s Resurrection at midnight we begin outside in the darkness by lighting the Paschal Fire.  Then we carry the Light of the World in through His Candle which is praised in the exquisite praeconium called the Exsultet.  Prophetic readings and the Litany of the Saints…

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At The Foot Of The Cross

Good Friday 2020 From ancient times the faithful gathered around the Cross on this day to commemorate Our Lord’s Passion and Death which He offered to teach us the terrible evil of sin and His infinite love for us.  Our hearts are moved in the opening of the liturgy by the unfolding of the prophecies…

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His Infinite Suffering

Palm Sunday 2020 Holy Week begins with Our Lord’s triumphal entrance into His city, Jerusalem.  The outpouring of fervor by the pilgrims there for the Passover was increased by the recent raising of Lazarus from the dead.  The city, which did not welcome Him when the Magi came and announced His birth, did so now…

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