12 October, Wednesday – Fruit of the earth, work of human hands

Wednesday of Week 28 in Ordinary Time Gal 5:18-25Lk 11:42-46 What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness,gentleness and self-control There was a vacant pot of soil in my family’s apartment corridor garden. Once, after eating a delightfully sweet blood orange, I decided to lay two seeds in the... Continue Reading →

13 July, Wednesday — Jesus, You Take Over

Jul 13 – Memorial for St. Henry II Henry II (972–1024) was the son of Gisella of Burgundy and Henry II the Quarrelsome, Duke of Bavaria. He was educated at the cathedral school in Hildesheim by Bishop Wolfgang of Regensburg. He became Duke of Bavaria himself in 995 upon his father’s death, which ended Henry’s... Continue Reading →

13 March, Sunday – New Romance

2nd Sunday of Lent Gen 15:5-12,17-18Phi 3:17-4:1Lk 9:28-35 … do not give way but remain faithful in the Lord. How often do we assume that we already know someone very well just because we have known them for long? As the saying goes, ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. Abraham was already 99 years old when God promised... Continue Reading →

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