The Triumph Of His Blood

Feast Of The Precious Blood 2020 This feast marks a victory and stands in thanksgiving for it.  Pope Pius IX was exiled from Rome in 1848 by an army of the enemies of the Church.  He promised to honor the Precious Blood of Christ after God would restore him to Rome and that happened on…

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The Essential Devotion

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2020 Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus must be part of everyone’s life, especially the consecrated who are baptized, confirmed or ordained.  The reason for this is that His Human Heart belongs to God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, and contains those mysteries that St. Paul alludes…

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We Rest In His Hand

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2020 Among the themes of the time after Pentecost which we are beginning is the assurance given us by Divine Providence.  No matter the crisis we face God is always with us and never tests us beyond our strength.  The Holy Ghost reminds us of this through the sacred liturgy which…

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That They May Be One

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 – Q&A Conference The Introit for this Mass states that God is in His holy place and the people dwell there in union of mind.  This unity in Faith is a gift we enjoy and is a fulfillment of Christ’s prayer at the Last Supper when He compared this oneness…
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Pray Like The Publican

10th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Church wants us to recall the special gifts given to it in the early days to help the spread of the Faith.  The Holy Ghost continues to give us graces today.  In the Gospel we are reminded about praying with humility as the publican did.  We should avoid the…
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River of Mercy

Feast Of The Precious Blood 2019 Devotion to the Precious Blood of Our Lord is based on the doctrine of the Incarnation whereby we know that all components of His Sacred Humanity belong to the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity and are thereby worthy of divine adoration and love.  God prepared us for His…
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Redamare

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2019 Our Lord’s words to St. Margaret Mary about His Sacred Heart are moving and for Catholics they necessitate a heartfelt response to love in return (redamare) for this all consuming source of divine affection for us, His lowly creatures.  Practical means of achieving this are the wearing of the…
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Season Of The Holy Ghost

2nd Sunday After Pentecost 2019 The time after Pentecost is designed by God to sanctify us by putting the teachings of the first half of the year into practice.  This season begins by celebrating feast days which mark the key helps along our path to holiness, namely, the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Eucharist and the…
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Sacrament Of The Mystery

Corpus Christi 2019 The origin of this feast is based on apparitions of Our Lord to St. Juliana of Belgium wherein He requested it to honor this Most Blessed Sacrament and make reparation for irreverences towards It.  St. Thomas Aquinas composed the beautiful texts for the Mass.  The feast predated and provided the bulwark against…
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His Kingdom Of Love

Feast Of Christ The King 2018 After a preview of All Saints and All Souls Days, the sermon proper for the feast of Christ the King begins after the Epistle and Gospel.  Pope Pius XI established the feast in 1925 to counter the secularism that permeates our society.  After an examination of the causes leading…
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