15 November, Tuesday — Developing empathy

Nov 15 – Memorial for St. Albert the Great, bishop, religious, doctor St. Albertus (1206-1280) was the son of a military nobleman. A Dominican priest, he taught theology at Colgone and Paris and was the teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was an influential teacher, preacher, and administrator, and became the Bishop of Regensburg. He... Continue Reading →

14 November, Monday — Enabler or Disabler? Your choice!

                                                                                                              Monday of Week 33 in Ordinary Time Apo 1:1-4,2:1-5Lk 18:35-43 “The people in front scolded him…” Much has been spoken about the blind man and the extraordinary amount of faith he demonstrated. What I would like to focus on today is the crowd around him. Notice how many were telling him to keep quiet,... Continue Reading →

25 August, Thursday — Positive Service

Aug 25 – Memorial for St. Louis of France, married man; Memorial for St. Joseph Calasanz, priest, religious founder As king of France, Louis (1214-1270) made numerous judicial and legislative reforms. He promoted Christianity in France; established religious foundations, aided mendicant orders, propagated synodal decrees of the Church, built leper hospitals, and collected relics. “In... Continue Reading →

11 July, Monday — The right way to live

Jul 11 – Memorial for St. Benedict, abbot, religious founder Born to Roman nobility, Benedict (c. 480–547) was the twin brother of St. Scholastica. He studied in Rome, Italy, but was dismayed at the lack of discipline and lackadasical attitude of his fellow students. He fled to the mountains near Subiaco, living as a hermit... Continue Reading →

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