The Perfect Image Of Christ

Feast of Saints Peter & Paul 2023 This day, although it celebrates both apostles, is centered on St. Peter as the first Vicar of Christ on Earth.  God began to form the character of St. Peter from the moment of his birth because the Church was to be built on this man.  The reason He…

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The Davids Of The Future

4th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 This is a Mass of great courage and hope.  We know that even when the enemies are encamped around us, they will weaken and fall.  God allows us to see our weakness so that we may turn to Him in prayer.  This is the Mass which tells us not to…

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The Invitation To God’s Mercy

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2023 Today’s Mass texts echo the feast of the Sacred Heart with their emphasis on God’s mercy.  Many Catholics with a false concept of this divine attribute use God’s mercy as an excuse to sin.  We know that God does not forget our sins when they are forgiven.  He remembers them…

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Soul Of My Soul

Pentecost Sunday 2023 The Jewish feast of Pentecost celebrated the reception of the Old Law, which God gave to Moses.  During the nine days between the Ascension of Our Lord and this feast of Pentecost the apostles prayed the first novena, which was led by the Blessed Mother.  If we wish to progress swiftly in…

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Hold True To Principle And To Christ!

4th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 Our Lord chose to preach from the boat of St. Peter in the Gospel because this boat represented the Church from which alone God’s word is taught.  We are in need of God’s help and must never despise it no matter how unworthy and sinful we are.  When we die,…

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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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