31 August, Wednesday — Building God’s Kingdom

Wednesday of Week 22 in Ordinary Time 1 Cor 3:1-9Lk 4:38-44 We are fellow workers with God; you are God's farm, God's building. My 5-year-old asked me about 'living things' this afternoon, because she is interested in everything that her older sister is learning in school. This evening, she told me that she wanted to do... Continue Reading →

30 August, Tuesday — Do you know Him?

Tuesday of Week 22 in Ordinary Time 1 Cor 2:10-16Luke 4:31-37 "I know who you are: the holy one of God." My daughter is just learning about magnets in school. She has a Weighted Assessment next week, and so we have been revising. Or rather, I've been frantically googling and re-teaching her. One concept she has yet to... Continue Reading →

28 August, Sunday — Pride goes before a fall

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecc 3:19-21,30-31Heb 12:18-19,22-24Lk 14:1,7-14 The greater you are, the more you should behave humbly… So if humility is so important, why is it so that people in high positions are so arrogant? Is it because rising to their lofty positions, they feel self-important that they forget where they came from?... Continue Reading →

25 August, Thursday — Positive Service

Aug 25 – Memorial for St. Louis of France, married man; Memorial for St. Joseph Calasanz, priest, religious founder As king of France, Louis (1214-1270) made numerous judicial and legislative reforms. He promoted Christianity in France; established religious foundations, aided mendicant orders, propagated synodal decrees of the Church, built leper hospitals, and collected relics. “In... Continue Reading →

23 August, Tuesday — Inner cleansing

Aug 23 – Memorial for St. Rose of Lima, virgin A beautiful girl and devoted daughter, Rose (1586-1617) was so devoted to her vow of chastity, she used pepper and lye to ruin her complexion so she would not be attractive. She lived and meditated in a garden, raising vegetables and making embroidered items to... Continue Reading →

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