Transfiguration Conference

Feast Of The Transfiguration 2019 In this conference we learn that transfiguration is not uncommon in the lives of the saints.  The Collect for the Mass today is key to unlocking this feast day.  It says that the mystery or sacrament of the Faith is confirmed through this theophany.  The outward sign instituted by Christ…

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Our Lord’s Retreat

6th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Gospel has us join the Supreme Retreat Master as He conducts a three day retreat with over 4,000 people.  The intensity of the conferences was such that fasting and praying were done effortlessly under Our Lord’s gentle direction.  He then fed them miraculously at its conclusion so they were…

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Wind and Fire

Pentecost Sunday 2019 The Holy Ghost descended on the Apostles to complete their preparation for the mission entrusted to them to go forth and convert the world.  Even after the Resurrection they had faults which needed to be eliminated so the Paraclete could infuse them with the holiness and gifts necessary for their apostolate.  St.…

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History Of The Resurrection

Easter Sunday 2019 The details given in the Gospels about Our Lord’s rising from the dead provide the compelling evidence for our faith in the Resurrection.  Christ first came to visit His own Mother and spent time with her until His appearances around the sepulchre.  Later in the afternoon He walked with the two disciples…

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Saviors Of The World

Easter Vigil 2019 God created on the first day of the week at midnight, He was born at midnight and we keep vigil now waiting for His rising at midnight.  All the infinite merits of Christ’s Passion and Death were won on the Cross but only applied to us when He rose from the dead…

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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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Love Rules All

4th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 In the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul teaches that charity must be part of the fulfillment of all the commandments and not a license to commit sin.  We must do our part and fight against evil.  We need to ask for forgiveness, renounce our sins…

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Ordinary Means of Holiness

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2019 The Introit and some of the Mass propers for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany will be repeated on the next two Sundays.  They renew the joy of the Incarnation and show forth the divinity of Our Lord.  These are reminders of the essential quality of the liturgy in sanctifying our…

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God Thinks Thoughts of Peace

24th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Introit for these final Sundays after Pentecost is from the letter of Jeremias to the exiles in Babylon and reassures them that God will lead them back to the promised land as He leads us back to heaven.  The Gospel encourages us to believe that Christ, who sleeps now…

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Do Not Be Paralyzed By Sin

18th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 St. Paul’s Epistle for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost tells us the importance of the grace of God which the Holy Ghost gives us many times each day.  We should never neglect these daily opportunities and we should use them to fight off the devil and his temptations.  We should…

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