Be Prepared To Meet God

All Souls Day Evening 2018 All Souls Day is a consoling Catholic liturgical commemoration which distinguishes us from other religions.  It reminds us of the perfection required for entrance into heaven and a place of mercy for those who still need purification.  It warns us of hell if we die an enemy of God.  Christ…

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The Embrace That Wakes The Dead

All Souls Day 2018 We are called on All Souls Day to be like the religious Sisters of the Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls by praying and sacrificing for the relief and release of those detained in Purgatory.  A member of this congregation, Mother St. Austin, wrote much about the purgatorial life…

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Our Fight With The Devil

21st Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost is the beginning of the end as the liturgical year draws to its conclusion in preparation for the coming end of time.  St. Paul warns us to be prepared in the battle we must wage against the superior forces of the devil.  With prayer we…

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The Pharisee And The Publican

10th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 After learning about Saints Ignatius, Alphonsus and Dominic the Epistle and Gospel for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost tell us about the charismatic gifts found in the early Church and the power of humility to move God to be merciful. #20180729K   3 1698464

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God Will Hear Us

Ash Wednesday 2018 In 1741 the pope declared that Lent is the true sign of the Christian fighting for his salvation by means of penance through fasting which is understood by the receiving of the sacramental of ashes today.  The entire Septuagesima season focused our attention on sin and our identifying the predominant fault we want…

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Remission Of Temporal Punishment

First Friday December 2017 In this conference, the beautiful and consoling teaching of the Church on Indulgences is explained.  Beginning with the early Church we see how the treasury of merits won by Christ, His Blessed Mother and the saints was opened for the benefit of sinners.  The errors of the Reformation in distorting this…

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The Sanctuary

18th Sunday after Pentecost  2017 The story of the paralytic shows Christ’s power to forgive sins and encourages all sinners to seek mercy, even through ones friends.  Our chapel tour continues with the explanation of the Beatitudes as the hallmarks of holiness.  An in depth study of the sanctuary tells of its different features and the meaning…

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Live By Love Not Fear

8th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Introit for this Mass speaks of the beautiful temple which was a faint image of the church wherein Our Lord is present.  Yet God loves us and not just a building.  He is our Father and loves us like that.  Prayer enables us to feel God’s presence in our lives and…

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Seek Peace And Pursue It

5th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The season after Pentecost is the time for sanctity.  We should grow in love of God and of neighbor (which is the measure of love of God).  Today’s Mass warns against the obstacle that anger presents in accomplishing this goal. Although a natural passion, anger easily becomes inordinate and sinful because of…

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Christ Was Not A Grudge-Holder

St. Pius V – 1st Friday April 2017 Christ’s first words to His Apostles on Easter night were Peace be to you.  By this He re-assured them that He had forgiven them for abandoning Him during His Passion and Death.  We must imitate Our Lord and not hold grudges.  Also, the Introit for the feast of…

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