Die To Self

Good Friday 2022 There is one thing that we know and can be certain about and that is that God became a Man and died on this day.  From all eternity this was in the Divine Mind and the ultimate purpose for all creation.  The Sacred Liturgy, in the absence of the Holy Mass today, re-presents…

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Traditor Not Traitor

Passion Sunday 2022 Saints this week include Sts. Isidore and Vincent Ferrer.  Friday honors our Mother of Sorrows.  We should imitate St. Joseph and the Holy Family and make every effort to attend Holy Week ceremonies, especially the Sacred Triduum.  St. Paul in the Epistle shows how the Old Testament prefigured Our Lord’s Passion and Death. …

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Lent Is A Season Of Joy

Ash Wednesday 2022 Septuagesima season has prepared us for this time of removing sin from our lives.  This should comfort us as we begin this time of penance.  When examining our conscience we should not look at self but at Our Lord crucified to realize the effects of our evil on Him.  Lent is the…

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You Will Die the Death

Septuagesima Sunday 2022 This is the beginning of the Septuagesima season as we transition from the joys of Christmas towards the sorrows of Holy Week and the glories of the Resurrection.  The stational church for today is St. Lawrence outside the Walls which reminds us of the death we inherit from Adam and Eve because…

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The Church Endures

24th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today’s Gospel is warning and a consolation that the good and evil grow together but are separated at the end and receive different rewards based on their deeds in life.  The Church has gone through troubles in the past and present but will always survive because of God’s preserving grace. …

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Signs Of Demonic Temptation

21st Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Tomorrow is the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist and today is the feast of St. Margaret Mary the Apostle of the Sacred Heart.  The Epistle for this Mass was written by St. Paul during his imprisonment and the armor of his jailers was a reminder to him of the…

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Saint Pius X, Our Pope

1st Friday Conference, October 2021 This conference begins with a sobering account of the current problems with the validity of the sacraments because of the devil’s hatred of priests and the means of salvation.  The story of today’s Saint Remy is encouraging in the face of this new paganism because this holy bishop baptized Clovis…

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Quis Ut Deus?

Feast Of St. Michael The Archangel Today’s new vestment is a beautiful depiction of St. Michael defeating the devil who rebelled against God.  St. Michael received his name from his response to Lucifer’s challenge to the Blessed Trinity.  The leader of the good angels asked “who is like God” (Quis ut Deus)? And that became…

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Our Lady of La Salette

17th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today is also the feast of St. Januarius who was martyred in the fourth century.  A vial of his blood is preserved in Naples in a reliquary and on his feastday it often liquifies to show the saint’s protection of the city.  It did so today. On this day in…

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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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