25 June, Saturday — Heart of a Mother

June 25 -- Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary As early as 1643, St. John Eudes and his followers observed 8 February as the feast of the Heart of Mary.[4] In 1799 Pius VI, then in captivity in Florence, granted the Bishop of Palermo the feast of the Most Pure Heart of Mary for some of the churches in his diocese.... Continue Reading →

24 June, Friday — Heart of a Shepherd

June 24 -- Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimum Cor Iesu in Latin) is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ's physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity. This devotion is predominantly used in... Continue Reading →

24 April, Sunday — Peace be with you

24 Apr – Divine Mercy Sunday The Congregation for Divine Worship decreed in 2003 that “throughout the world, the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difference and trials that humankind will experience in the years to... Continue Reading →

26 June, Saturday — Humble Yourself

Saturday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time Gen 18:1-15Mt:8:5-17 “I will come myself and cure him”  Jesus has so much compassion for all those who come to him asking for help. He will go to great lengths to perform miracles, just so that he could take “our sicknesses away and carry our diseases for us”.... Continue Reading →

25 June, Friday — If You Want To

Friday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time Gen 17:1,9-10,15-22Mt 8:1-4 “If you want to, you can cure me.”  There’s something so humbling in the way the leper asks for help. By simply adding, “if you want to” or “if you are willing”, it is an act of surrender in itself. I find this sentence such... Continue Reading →

3 April, Saturday — We Are Never Abandoned

Holy Saturday -- Fourth Reading Is 54:5-14Ps 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13 “I did forsake you for a brief moment, but with great love will I take you back.” It’s easy to think that God has abandoned us when trials come our way, or when our prayers are not answered. I don’t think I’ve ever outrightly blamed God or accused... Continue Reading →

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