23 July, Saturday — Living Out Our Faith

Jul 23 – Memorial for St. Bridget of Sweden, Religious Coming from a noble yet religious background, St. Bridget (1302-1373) was friend and counsellor to many priests and theologians of her day. As chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Blanche of Namur, she counselled and guided the Queen and King Magnus II. She was harassed by others... Continue Reading →

18 July, Monday — The Greater Sign

Monday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time Mic 6:1-4,6-8Mt 12:38-42 "The only sign it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah." In uncertainties, in our sufferings, in our loneliness and in our despair, many times we yearn for a sign, we yearn for hope. In our patience, when we are lost and... Continue Reading →

17 July, Sunday — Trust

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Gen 18:1-10Col 1:24-28Lk 10:38-42 "you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one." In my reflection today, I found that the recurring theme amongst all the readings was pointing me towards trust. How apt, as in this season, myself and my wife, who... Continue Reading →

21 June, Tuesday — Love

June 21 – Memorial for St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious St. Aloysius (1568-1591) was an Italian noble who grew up in a castle as the son of a compulsive gambler. He suffered from kidney disease but considered it a blessing as it left him bed-ridden with time for prayer. While still a boy himself, he taught... Continue Reading →

20 June, Monday — Do not judge

Monday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time 2 Kgs 17:5-8,13-15,18Mt 7:1-5 “Take the log out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.” This is a passage that many of us usually struggle with. Even as I was praying with the scriptures,... Continue Reading →

7 December, Tuesday – Searching

Dec 7 – Memorial for St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church St. Ambrose (c.340–397) was born to the Roman nobility. He was the brother of St. Marcellina and St. Satyrus. He was educated in the classics, Greek, and philosophy at Rome, Italy. He was a poet and a noted orator. He was a convert... Continue Reading →

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