31 January, Sunday — Free from Anxieties

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deu 18:15-201 Cor 7:32-35Mk 1:21-28  “I want you to be free from anxieties.”  As I read the first reading and gospel today, I was wondering what God wanted me to reflect on?.About a new prophet or unclean spirits? Then the first line of the second reading hit the nail on... Continue Reading →

27 January, Wednesday – Seeds for All

Jan 27 – Memorial for St. Angela Merici, virgin St. Angela Merici (1474-1540) became a Franciscan tertiary at the age of 15. She received a vision telling her that she would inspire devout women in their vocation. In Crete, during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she was struck blind. Her friends wanted to return home,... Continue Reading →

25 January, Monday — Bite-sized

Jan 25 – Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul St. Paul (3-65) was a Jewish Talmudic student and a Pharisee. He was a tent-maker by trade. Saul the Jew hated and persecuted Christians as heretical, even assisting at the stoning of St. Stephen the Martyr. On his way to Damascus to arrest another group of... Continue Reading →

22 January, Friday — A New Covenant

Jan 22 – Memorial for St. Vincent, deacon and martyr St. Vincent of Saragossa (d. 304) was a friend of St. Valerius of Saragossa in Spain, and served as his deacon. He was imprisoned and tortured in Valencia, some of it by burning on a gridiron, for his faith. He converted the jailor and was finally... Continue Reading →

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