31 October, Saturday — Garments of Saintliness and Holiness

Saturday of Week 30 in Ordinary Time Phi 1:18-26Lk 14:1,7-11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted” Last year on this day, my wife and I were invited to celebrate Halloween in our community in Hong Kong (where we were living then). It was a wonderful night as... Continue Reading →

29 October, Thursday — Standing Firm in the Lord

Thursday of Week 30 in Ordinary Time Eph 6:10-20Lk 13:31-35 “Put God’s armour on so as to be able to resist the Devil’s tactics.” As the American presidential elections draw close, I am starting to discern a growing rift in opinion among my friends and acquaintances, whether they are American or not. On the one hand stand the liberals, many of whom... Continue Reading →

24 October, Saturday — God’s Gift To Us

Oct 24 – Memorial for St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807–1870) was a weaver and a seminary student with Blessed Francis Coll. He was ordained on 13 June 1835, and became a missionary in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. He directed retreats and founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate... Continue Reading →

22 October, Thursday — Love Dwells

Thursday of Week 29 in Ordinary Time Ep 3:14-21Lk 12:49-53 “...that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is... Continue Reading →

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