21 May, Saturday – Persecution and Detachment

May 21 – Saint Christopher Magallanes and his Companions St. Cristóbal Magallanes Jara was born in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, in 1869. He was ordained priest at the age of 30, and became parish priest of his home town of Totatiche. He took a special interest in the evangelization of the local indigenous Huichol people... Continue Reading →

20 May, Friday – Expressions of Love

May 20 – Memorial for St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest St. Bernadine (1381-1444) was a Friar Minor, a priest, an itinerant preacher, and a theological writer. His preaching skills were so great and the conversions so numerous, that he has become associated with all areas of speaking, advertising, public relations, etc. Bernadine’s charismatic preaching filled the... Continue Reading →

16 May, Monday — Recognition

Monday of the 5th Week of Eastertide Acts 14:5-18Jn 14:21-26 “We have come with good news to turn you to the living God who made heaven and earth and the sea and all that these hold.” Imagine if you were in the shoes of Paul and/or Barnabas -- would you be affronted that the people... Continue Reading →

15 May, Sunday — Hope and Perseverance

5th Sunday of Easter Acts 14:21-27Apo 21:1-5Jn 13:31-33,34-35 “We all have to experience many hardships…before we enter the kingdom of God.” Happy Easter. As Catholics, we celebrate Easter for 50 days in Eastertide (as opposed to the 40 days of Lent). Rightly so, as the Resurrection of Christ has brought forth redemption for us and the... Continue Reading →

5 April, Tuesday — Trust

Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent Num 21:4-9Jn 8:21-30 “He who sent me is with me, and has not left me to myself,” Trust. We all admit to the importance of this quality in our relationships. From a human point of view, trust is earned and may or may not be associated with love.... Continue Reading →

4 April, Monday — We Are Not Alone

Monday of the 5th Week of Lent Dan 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62Jn 8:12-20 “I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark; he will have the light of life.” Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives... Continue Reading →

15 March, Tuesday – Hypocrisy

Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent Isa 1:10,16-20Mt 23:1-12 “You must therefore do what they tell you and listen to what they say, but do not be guided by what they do; since they do not practice what they preach.” Sound familiar? If we are honest with ourselves, we are all hypocrites like the... Continue Reading →

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