4 October, Tuesday — My Past is not My Present

Oct 4 – Memorial for St. Francis of Assisi Francis Bernardone (1181–1226) was the son of Pietro Bernadone, a rich cloth merchant. Though he had a good education and became part of his father’s business, he also had a somewhat misspent youth. He was a street brawler and some-time soldier. He was captured during a... Continue Reading →

30 July, Saturday — Doing the Right Thing

Jul 30 – Memorial for St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor An adult convert, St. Peter (406-450) fought paganism and heresy, enforced reforms, and built several churches and ornate altars in his see. A preacher with outstanding language skills, he was given the name ‘Chrysologus’, referring to his ‘golden word’. 176 of his sermons have... Continue Reading →

29 July, Friday — Half-time with God

Jul 29 – Memorial for Sts. Martha, Mary and Lazarus St Martha Jesus liked to stay at the house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, his friends at Bethany, when he was in Judaea. One of these visits has ever remained dear to Christian memory. On that occasion Martha, busily serving the Master, asked Him to... Continue Reading →

25 May, Wednesday — Can We Handle the Truth?

May 25 – Memorial for St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Worker; Memorial for St. Gregory VII, Pope; Memorial for St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin St. Bede (672-735) was born around the time England was finally, completely Christianized. He was raised from age seven in the abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul at Wearmouth-Jarrow, and lived... Continue Reading →

24 May, Tuesday — “I Am Here”

Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter Acts 16:22-34Jn 16:5-11 But Paul shouted at the top of his voice, “Don’t do yourself any harm; we are all here!”            COVID-19 has really turned our lives on its head. Even though most countries have eased restrictions, life as we know it will not be quite the... Continue Reading →

23 May, Monday — Listening vs Hearing

Monday of the 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:11-15Jn 15:26-16:4 “One of these women was called Lydia, a devout woman from the town of Thyatira who was in the purple-dye trade. She listened to us, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying.” I have two young children and my youngest... Continue Reading →

22 May, Sunday — I Will Provide

6th Sunday of Easter Acts 15:1-2,22-29Rev 21:10-14,22-23Jn 14:23-29 “Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” If there was a word that would describe how this year has been so far,... Continue Reading →

21 March, Monday — On Healing

Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent 2 Kgs 5:1-15Lk 4:24-30 But his servants approached him and said, 'My father, if the prophet had asked you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? All the more reason, then, when he says to you, ‘"Bathe and you will become clean.”' Lent is a... Continue Reading →

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