12 September, Sunday — Out with the pride, in with humility

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 50:5-9Jas 2:14-18Mk 8:27-35  The Lord is coming to my help, who will dare to condemn me? In today’s first reading from the book of Isaiah, it foretells what Jesus would have to endure during his passion – he who “offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks... 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 →

24 October, Saturday — God’s Gift To Us

Oct 24 – Memorial for St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807–1870) was a weaver and a seminary student with Blessed Francis Coll. He was ordained on 13 June 1835, and became a missionary in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. He directed retreats and founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate... Continue Reading →

22 October, Thursday — Love Dwells

Thursday of Week 29 in Ordinary Time Ep 3:14-21Lk 12:49-53 “...that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is... Continue Reading →

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