8 November, Tuesday — Call of Duty

Tuesday of Week 32 in Ordinary Time Tit 2:1-8,11-14Lk 17:7-10 …we have done no more than our duty. At events involving my President or members of my senior management, I always make sure that I am around to receive, greet and attend to them until they leave. And while they always tell me it is... Continue Reading →

25 October, Tuesday — Giving in

Tuesday of Week 30 in Ordinary Time Eph 5:21-33Lk 13:18-21 Give way to one another in obedience to Christ. Since I started my current job, it has been a lot about ‘giving way’ in deference to higher-ups, senior management and learned faculty colleagues who are experts in their respective fields. Then, a few weeks ago,... Continue Reading →

23 October, Sunday — Signifying nothing…

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecc 35:12-14,16-192 Tim 4:6-8,16-18Lk 18:9-14 The humble man’s prayer pierces the clouds… We’ve all encountered this person before – the one who talks incessantly AT you; who doesn’t give you any chance to say anything because they are too busy trying to put their point across; or who simply thinks... Continue Reading →

10 September, Saturday — WYSIWYG

Saturday of Week 23 in Ordinary Time 1 Cor 10:14-22Lk 6:43-49 “For a man’s words flow out of what fills his heart.” If some of you find the header familiar, I can only say it reveals your vintage. In today’s fast-paced world where WhatsApp chats are becoming de rigeur, it is quite understandable if ‘phrases’... Continue Reading →

9 September, Friday — Blinded

Sep 9 – Memorial for St. Peter Claver, Priest St Peter Claver was born in Catalonia and studied at the University of Barcelona. He became a Jesuit; and while he was studying philosophy in Mallorca, the door-keeper of the college, Alfonso Rodríguez, saw that his true vocation was to evangelize the New World, and encouraged... Continue Reading →

13 August, Saturday — Faith like a child

Aug 13 – Memorial for St. Pontian, pope, martyr, and St. Hippolytus, priest, martyr Pontian was among the first victims of an anti-Christian new emperor. Rounded up with the antipope Hippolytus, Pontian was deported to the labour mines. While imprisoned, Hippolytus reconciled his differences with Pontian and even ordered his followers to bring themselves back... Continue Reading →

12 August, Friday — Deaf ears

Aug 12 – Memorial for St. Jane Frances de Chantal St. Jane married Baron de Chantal. She restored order in the household, which was on the brink of ruin, and brought back prosperity. During her husband’s absence at the court, or with the army, when reproached for her extremely sober manner of dressing, her reply... Continue Reading →

15 July, Friday — Keeping Busy in God

Jul 15 – Memorial for St. Bonaventure, bishop, religious, doctor St. Bonaventure (1221-1274) entered the Franciscan Order when he was 22. At the age of 35 he was chosen General of his Order and restored a perfect calm where peace had been disturbed by internal dissensions. He did much for his Order and composed The... Continue Reading →

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