The Intimate Love Of God

Good Shepherd Sunday 2020 The beautiful expanded account of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd is comforting and consoling.  We are free from fear and death.  As Catholics we do not simply submit to our demise as the animals do but we embrace it as Our Savior did.  A plenary indulgence is attached to such…

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Faith Overcomes The World

Low Sunday 2020 Today is called Low Sunday in comparison to the High Sunday of Easter last week. This Lent was our opportunity to tell God we are sorry for our sins and we resolve to continue having this sorrow throughout our lives.  Faith is the center of our reality and source of our victory. …

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Understanding Is The Gift Of Easter

Easter Sunday Morning 2020 English speaking Catholics call this “Easter” Sunday because it is another example of the power of the Church and the liturgy to Christianize even evil pagan elements. The glory of the risen Savior will be ours one day but many saints were transfigured even in this life.  We are “eighth day…

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Faith And Gratitude At Easter

Easter Vigil & Midnight Mass 2020 These are the last moments of Lent and culminate in the greatest vigil of the liturgical year.  This ceremony has many elements which we review before starting so we worship with the utmost awareness and devotion.  We have the Paschal fire and candle, the Praeconium, the lessons, the blessing…

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Ascensiontide

Sunday After The Ascension 2019 These are sacred days between the Ascension and Pentecost. We should duplicate the ascetical life of the Apostles who were being led at this time by the Master Spiritual Director, Our Lord, through the purgative, illuminative and unitive states. Once confirmed in grace by the Holy Ghost they were ready…

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Let Us Wait And Prepare

Ascension Thursday Evening 2019 As the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Apostles began the first novena so we too should raise our hearts up to heaven and ask for a special share in the grace and love of the Holy Ghost. On this day they visited with Our Lord before He ascended and received His…

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Completion Of Easter

Ascension Thursday 2019 Today is a Holyday of Obligation because of the importance of Our Lord’s return to heaven forty days after His Resurrection.  The Son of God descended, became a Man, suffered, died, rose again and ascended to His Father.  Today completes this Paschal mystery.  Prayer is essential, especially during these days leading up…

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Pray The Catholic Way

5th Sunday After Easter 2019 As we approach the end of Easter season and the extinguishing of the Paschal candle we should remember the importance of lighting votive candles.  We should heed the practical advice of St. James in his epistle today when he tells us to put our faith into action.  We must not…

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Christ’s Love Is Causative

Conference On The 4th Sunday After Easter 2019 In this talk after Mass we learn about the qualities of glorified bodies.  Our Lord exhibited these after rising from the dead and they are: subtlety, agility, clarity, impassibility and immortality.  We will also possess them one day in heaven with Christ if we imitate His life…

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Hearts Burning When He Spoke

3rd Sunday after Easter 2019 Pray for your mothers on Mother’s day, especially if they are deceased.  Remember our heavenly Mother as well.  We still are rejoicing over the Resurrection and the Alleluia verse reminds us of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who felt their hearts burning with love as the Risen…

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