18 November, Friday — False Narratives

Nov 18 – Memorial for the Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul The Basilica of St. Peter is located within the Vatican City. It occupies a unique position as one of the holiest sites and as the greatest of all churches of Christendom. It is the burial site of St. Peter,... Continue Reading →

7 November, Monday — Forgiveness

Monday of Week 32 in Ordinary Time Tit 1:1-9Lk 17:1-6 “And if he wrongs you seven times a day and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I’m sorry’, you must forgive him.” Forgiveness can take you by surprise – especially if you’re the one who is being forgiven. Many years ago, my partner... Continue Reading →

5 September, Monday — On Virtue

Sep 5 – Feast of St. Teresa of Calcutta Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland... Continue Reading →

4 September, Sunday — Heavy Crosses

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 9:13-18Phi 9-10,12-17Lk 14:25-33 …for a perishable body presses down the soul, and this tent of clay weighs down the teeming mind. The last line of today’s gospel has always filled me with discouragement. Frankly, I have never understood it. The idea that I might have to renounce my whole... Continue Reading →

16 August, Tuesday — Stewardship

Aug 16 – Memorial for St. Stephen of Hungary When he succeeded his father as chief of a group of people, Stephen adopted a policy of Christianisation in Hungary for both political and religious reasons. He suppressed a series of revolts by pagan nobles and welded the Magyars into a strong national group. As king,... Continue Reading →

5 July, Tuesday — On Disunity, Part 2

Jul 5 – Memorial for St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest St. Anthony (1502-1539) studied medicine at Padua, receiving his doctorate at age 22. Working among the poor in Cremona, he felt called to the religious life. He was ordained at age 26; legend says that angels were seen around the altar at his first Mass.... Continue Reading →

4 July, Monday — On Disunity

Jul 4 – Memorial for St. Elizabeth of Portugal Elizabeth (1271-1336) was a princess with a pious upbringing who became Queen of Portugal before she was a teenager. Elizabeth suffered through years of her husband’s abuse and adultery, praying all the while for his conversion, and working with the poor and sick. She rode onto... Continue Reading →

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