11 July, Saturday — Body and Soul

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 lackadaisical attitude of his fellow students. He fled to the mountains near Subiaco, living as a hermit in... Continue Reading →

10 July, Friday — Sheep among wolves

Friday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time Hos 14:2-10Mt 10:16-23 “Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.” Once in a while, the Gospel readings surprise me. Sometimes, I can’t believe what I am reading and cannot fathom why our Lord Jesus... Continue Reading →

9 July, Thursday — Unlimited Mercy

Jul 9 – Memorial for St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest, & companions Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly. The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and... Continue Reading →

8 July, Wednesday — Seek the Lord

Wednesday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time Hos 10:1-3,7-8,12Mt 10:1-7 Sow integrity for yourselves, reap a harvest of kindness... These are really challenging times. Besides the pandemic, social problems such as racism have come to the forefront, wreaking havoc on an already tenuous situation. Let’s be honest, discrimination of all sorts has always been present,... Continue Reading →

9 May, Saturday — Light for the Nations

Saturday of 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 13:44-52John 14:7-14 “I have made you a light for the nations, so that my salvation may reach the ends of the earth.” When I reflect upon the disciples of Jesus in the early Church history, I am put to shame. For the disciples were so brave in proclaiming... Continue Reading →

May 7, Thursday — Sent and Received

Thursday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 13:13-25John 13:16-20 “…whoever welcomes the one I send welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” This is a funny time in the world right now. Funny, not in the sense of humour, but in the sense of not able to make sense... Continue Reading →

May 6, Wednesday — The Light of the World

Wednesday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 12:24-13:5John 12:44-50 “I, the light, have come into the world, so that whoever believes in me need not stay in the dark any more.” A lot has happened in one year. Last Easter, the tragedy stemming from terrorist attacks in the Sri Lankan Catholic and Christian community... Continue Reading →

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