30 April, Friday – Being Faithful

30 Apr – Memorial for St. Pius V, pope Antonio Ghislieri (1504-1572) was born to impoverished Italian nobility, the son of Paolo Ghislieri and Domenica Augeria. He worked as a shepherd as a boy, and received an excellent education in piety and holiness, including a scholastic education from a Dominican friar. He joined the Order... Continue Reading →

28 April, Wednesday – Walking the Talk

28 Apr – Memorial for St. Peter Chanel, priest & martyr; Memorial for St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, priest St. Peter Chanel (1803-1841) was born to a peasant family and was a shepherd as a boy. He was an excellent student and was ordained at 24. He was assigned to Crozet, a parish in decline; he... Continue Reading →

27 April, Tuesday – Knowing God

Tuesday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 11:19-26Jn 10:22-30 "I know them and they follow me." How do we know somebody? Is it through the various identification papers which he/she has, or even the occupation in which they are engaged in? Such an approach is what the world adopts but it certainly is not... Continue Reading →

25 April, Sunday — We are God’s Proxies

4th Sunday of Easter Acts 4:8-121 Jn 3:1-2Jn 10:11-18                                                                                                   “We shall be like Him” In the past few years, my wife and I have been blessed to be on the receiving end of many beautiful prayers, songs and music. Even within this Oxygen ministry, many of the sharings that my fellow writers contribute have been really... Continue Reading →

24 April, Saturday – The Bread Of Life

24 Apr – Memorial for St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest & martyr St. Fidelis Sigmaringen (1577-1622) was a lawyer and teacher of philosophy. Disgusted by the greed, corruption, and lack of interest in justice by his fellow lawyers, Mark Rey abandoned the law, became a priest and a Franciscan friar with his brother George. He changed... Continue Reading →

21 April, Wednesday – Journeys’ End

21 Apr – Memorial for St. Anselm, bishop & doctor St. Anselm (1033-1109) was born of Italian nobility. After a childhood devoted to piety and study, he wanted to enter religious life, but his father prevented it, and Anselm became rather worldly for several years. Upon his mother’s death, Anselm argued with his father, fled to... Continue Reading →

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