The Transfiguring Theophany

Feast Of The Transfiguration 2021 The treasures of the basilica of St. Mary Major are described because of the feast of Our Lady of the Snow.  Also, St. Sixtus and his companions suffered martyrdom today and the martyrdom of St. Lawrence was prophesied.  Today’s feast of the Transfiguration recalls that moment in Our Lord’s life…

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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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Built On A Rock

Feast Of Saints Peter & Paul 2021 This feast honors Saints Peter and Paul who were martyred in Rome on this day.  Today concentrates on St. Peter and tomorrow is dedicated to St. Paul.  The Introit and Epistle show us the deliverance of St. Peter from Herod at the last moment and the Gospel etc.…

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Fraternal Charity

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 We just celebrated the feast of St. John the Baptist and this week we have the beautiful feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, the Precious Blood and the Visitation.  Today is also the day in honor of our Mother of Perpetual Help.  In today’s Mass St. Peter is commanding us…

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Liturgy And Salvation

4th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 The season after Pentecost is the time for making saints because by grace the kingdom of God is within you through the indwelling of the Holy Trinity.  The liturgy is best expressed in the Holy Mass and then through the Divine Office.  The Holy Rosary is next in importance as…

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The Prayer Of The Proud Man

10th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 Today’s Gospel contrasts the prayer of the Pharisee and the Publican.  The proud Pharisee thanks God for making him better than everyone else, especially the Publican.  We should compare ourselves to the best so as not to be complacent and even foster our own humility at the same time.  Humility…

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We Wait As True Sons of God

4th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The reception of the Holy Eucharist is most important for our spiritual life and we are given life through It and through the flowing of His Precious Blood.  We have been made sons of God and always remain ready to respond to whatever God asks of us.  In today’s Gospel…
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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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Depart From Me For I Am A Sinful Man

4th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The humility of St. Peter in the Gospel is a virtue we all must practice as a promise of heaven.  We should be as attentive as possible at Mass so we can pray well.  We witness the death of Our Lord again during the Holy Sacrifice and we hear His last…
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St. Peter’s Faith And Virtues

Feast Of Saints Peter And Paul 2017 Today honors the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul.  St. Peter is highlighted in Mass texts which describe his miraculous escape from prison and certain death plus his attesting to the divinity of Christ which secured the Church on the solid rock of St. Peters faith.  He was…
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