13 June, Monday – Towards a more radical love

Jun 13 – Memorial for St. Anthony of Padua, priest, religious, doctor St. Anthony's (1195-1231) wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan. When the remains of St. Berard and his companions, the first Franciscan martyrs, were brought to be buried in his church, Anthony was... Continue Reading →

30 April, Saturday – Too Good to be True

30 Apr – Memorial for St. Pius V, pope Antonio Ghislieri (1504-1572) was born to impoverished Italian nobility, the son of Paolo Ghislieri and Domenica Augeria. He worked as a shepherd as a boy, and received an excellent education in piety and holiness, including a scholastic education from a Dominican friar. He joined the Order... Continue Reading →

19 August, Thursday — True conversion

Aug 19 – Memorial for St. John Eudes, priest, religious founder John Eudes (1601-1680) established seminaries, and founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary Eudists to promote virtuous secular parochial clergy not bound by vows, but dedicated to improving the clergy through seminaries and missions. He also founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity... Continue Reading →

18 August, Wednesday – Generosity of God

Wednesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time Jgs 9:6:15Mt 20:1-16 Why be envious because I am generous? One of the most compelling documentaries I have ever watched, College Behind Bars, offers a glimpse into the lives of prisoners who are also college students. Under the Bard Prison Initiative, a select number of prisoners are taught... Continue Reading →

10 July, Saturday – To Save Our Soul

Saturday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time Gen 49:29-33,50:15-26Mt 10:24-33 "fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell" In shows with supernatural themes, it is not uncommon to come across a storyline where a character sells their soul to the devil in return for something they want in this world. It... Continue Reading →

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