23 March, Tuesday — Lifting You Up

Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent Num 21:4-9Jn:8:21-30 “O Lord, listen to my prayer and let my cry for help reach you.” In this season, it seems so hard to even lift ourselves up. For many of us dealing with increasing family issues, politics, financial issues, work and just the future in general, it... 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 →

4 November, Wednesday — Rejoicing

Nov 4 – Memorial for St. Charles Borromeo, bishop St. Charles (1538-1584) was born to a wealthy, noble family, the third of six children, and the son of Count Giberto II Borromeo and Marghertita de’ Medici. He was the nephew of Pope Pius IV. He suffered from a speech impediment, but studied in Milan, and at... Continue Reading →

3 November, Tuesday — Grateful

Nov 3 – Memorial for St. Martin de Porres, religious St. Martin (1579-1639) was the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman, Juan, and a young freed black slave, Anna Velasquez. He grew up in poverty and spent part of his youth with a surgeon-barber from whom he learned some medicine and care of the sick. At... Continue Reading →

2 November, Monday — Rest

Nov 2 – All Souls Day Today we celebrate a feast in commemoration of the faithful departed in purgatory, that is, the faithful departed who have not yet been purified and reached Heaven. After Abbot Odilo of Cluny instituted it in the monasteries of his congregation in 998, other religious orders took up the observance,... Continue Reading →

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