The Conversion of St. Paul

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2021 The showing of of Our Lord’s divinity through the time after the Epiphany continues this Sunday with His cures of the leper and the centurion’s servant. Tomorrow is the feast of the conversion of St. Paul and because Christianity hinges on this event it is described in detail for us…

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Warning Signs Of The End

First Friday Conference December 2020 Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas and the second coming of Christ.  The sacred liturgy has the ability because of God’s power to relive a past event like the Nativity, bring its graces to us in the present and prepare us for its fulfillment in the future with…

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Joy And Fear

19th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 Feast of the Divine Maternity Today is also the feast of the Divine Maternity which was clearly taught at the Council of Ephesus to correct the errors of Nestorius.  The Holy Virgin is the Mother of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity Who has a divine and a…

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Lost And Saved Through A Tree

Sexagesima Sunday 2020 The Divine Office for this week recounts the story of Noah and his Ark.  This is the type for Christ and His saving Cross which undo the fall of Adam caused by his eating the forbidden fruit of the tree in Paradise.  We learn also that God’s grace is offered to us…
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Concentrate on Heaven

8th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 Have a special devotion to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart during this month.  The liturgy reminds us of all the graces we receive in God’s house and how we should appreciate it.  One benefit is becoming a child of God and knowing Him as our Father not just as our Creator.  Our…
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St. Peter, Imitator of Christ

Feast Of Saints Peter and Paul 2019 This ancient feast emphasizes the chief of the Apostles and the Church reserves its celebration for St. Paul until tomorrow.  Christ chose St. Peter to be a perfect imitation of Himself and gave him tremendous powers with which to strengthen the Church in its first years.  Our Lord…
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Sacrament Of Life

Laetare Sunday 2019 After learning about the wonderful saints of this week, Francis of Paola, Isidore of Seville and Vincent Ferrer, the Epistle of St. Paul about the son of the slave girl and the heir of the free woman is explained.  Then the Gospel, which is the beginning of St. John’s famous sixth chapter…
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An Acceptable Time

1st Sunday In Lent 2019 St. Paul tells us in the Epistle that now is the acceptable time to grow close to Our Lord.  The Liturgy shows the way with a special Mass for each day of Lent.  Our battle begins against the devil and sin and a holy fear of our own weaknesses is…
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Join In Penance

Ash Wednesday Evening 2019 Lent begins with the moving Epistle from the Prophet Joel which calls on all, especially the priests, to do penance for sin and thereby receive from God the blessings of His gifts.  Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving we separate ourselves from evil tendencies and open up to the infusion of God’s…
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Strength Is Made Perfect In Weakness

Sexagesima Sunday 2019 The Divine Office this week focuses on Noah and the Ark which is a symbol of Christ’s Cross; the Wood of each being the means of saving the world.  In the Epistle St. Paul defends himself against early heretics and records God’s encouraging words to him when he felt his weakness.  We…
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