23 June, Thursday — Table of Precedence

June 23 – Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist John the Baptist (d.30) was the cousin of Jesus Christ. His father, Zachary, was a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the Temple was to burn incense; and of Elizabeth, a descendant of Aaron. As Zachary was ministering in the... Continue Reading →

14 May, Saturday — Our Earthly Home

May 14 – Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle St. Matthias (d. 80) was an Apostle. As he could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus, he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. He preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judaea, Cappadocia, Egypt, and Ethopia. He is remembered for preaching the need for mortification... Continue Reading →

6 March, Sunday — Staying Relevant

1st Sunday of Lent Deu 26:4-10Rm 10:8-13Lk 4:1-13"With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation."Medical science is allowing us to live longer with life expectancy going up steadily since the 1900s. During the Chinese New Year holiday I season, I observed many people wishing each other not only prosperity but also... Continue Reading →

24 August, Tuesday — Being a Friend

Aug 24 – Feast of St. Bartholomew, apostle Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was probably a close friend of St. Philip, as his name is always mentioned in the gospels in connection with Philip, and it was Philip who brought Bartholomew to Jesus. He may have written a gospel, now lost, as... Continue Reading →

22 July, Thursday — Remain Teachable

Jul 22 – Memorial for St. Mary Magdalene There is actually very little solid information about her, and both scholars and traditions differ on the interpretation of what we do know. She was a friend and follower of Jesus. Filled with sorrow over her sin, she anointed Christ, washed his feet with her hair. He... Continue Reading →

14 May, Friday — Always Choose Quality

May 14 – Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle St. Matthias (d. 80) was an Apostle. As he could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus, he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. He preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judaea, Cappadocia, Egypt, and Ethopia. He is remembered for preaching the need for mortification... Continue Reading →

3 May, Monday – Heaven Defined

May 3 – Feast of Sts. Philip and James, Apostles St. Philip was a disciple of St. John the Baptist, and a convert. He was one of the Twelve Apostles, and brought St. Nathanael to Christ. He was a confidant of Jesus. Little is known about him, but scriptural episodes give the impression of a shy,... Continue Reading →

25 March, Thursday — Exam Smarts

Mar 25 -- The Annunciation of The Lord Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10Hebrews 10:4-10Luke 1:26-38 ‘I will not put the Lord to the test.’ Assessments, rankings, evaluations, audits, reviews, examinations; our lives are an endless cycle of tests and benchmarking to ensure our professional relevance. Good performers are rewarded with promotions and recognition, which lend to increased... Continue Reading →

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