Oct 1 – Feast of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor, Patroness of Missions Born to a pious middle-class French family of tradesmen, Francoise-Marie Thérèse Martin (1873–1897) was the daughter of Blessed Louis Martin and Blessed Marie-Azelie Guerin Martin, and all four of her sisters became nuns. Her mother died when Francoise-Marie was only… Continue Reading →
30 September, Wednesday — Only those who present themselves and follow the right path will enter God’s kingdom
Sep 30 – Memorial for St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor St. Jerome (347-419) led a misspent youth. He later converted in theory, being baptised in 365, and then had a true conversion when he studied theology. He was a monk, and revised the Latin text of the Bible. The result of his 30 years of work was… Continue Reading →
Sep 29 – Feast of the Holy Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael You should be aware that the word ‘angel’ denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those who deliver messages of lesser importance are… Continue Reading →
Sep 28 – Memorial for St. Wenceslaus, martyr; Memorial for St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs St. Wenceslaus (907-929) was the son of Vratislav I, Duke of Bohemia, whose family had been converted by St. Cyril and St. Methodius, and Drahomira, daughter of a pagan chief, who was baptised on her wedding day but apparently… Continue Reading →
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Eze 18:25-28Phil 2:1-11 Mt 21:28-32 …and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Confession is a reliever, a prudent surge moderator and could be personified. This is when it becomes a guide to reconciliation. And like forgiveness, confession takes us through the path of… Continue Reading →
Sep 26 – Memorial for Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs Sts. Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers, physicians who accepted no payment. Their charity brought many to Christ. Although they were tortured during the persecutions of Diocletian, the two suffered no injury. Patron Saint Index Ecc 11:9 – 12:8Lk 9:43-45 …remember your creator in the days… Continue Reading →
Friday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time Ecc 3:1-11Lk 9:18-22 “You are the Christ of God!” I was having a meal last week with my non-Catholic friend, and I was hesitant on whether I should say grace before we began eating. There was a momentary mental struggle there, but I decided not to do it… Continue Reading →
Thursday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time Ecc 1:2-11Lk 9:7-9 “All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?” For many students like me, we know the societal importance of academic excellence – as a stepping-stone and gateway to good career prospects. We feel satisfied and… Continue Reading →
Sep 23 – Memorial for St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest St. Pio (1887-1968) was ordained when he was 22. He founded the House for the Relief of Suffering in 1956, a hospital that serves 60,000 a year. In the 1920s he started a series of prayer groups that continue today with over 400,000 members worldwide…. Continue Reading →
Tuesday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time Pro 21:1-6;10-13Lk 8:19-21 A man’s conduct may strike him as upright, the Lord, however, weighs the heart. Have you ever tried to stand in front of the mirror and take a long, hard look at yourself? It can be a really uncomfortable ritual. What I am suggesting is different… Continue Reading →
Sep 21 – Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist St. Matthew was the son of Alphaeus, and he lived at Capernaum on Lake Genesareth. He was a Roman tax collector, a position equated with collaboration with the enemy by those from whom he collected taxes. Jesus’ contemporaries were surprised to see the Christ with a… Continue Reading →
Isaiah 55:6-9Philippians 1:20-24, 27Matthew 20:1-16 …Why be envious because I am generous? There is genuine longing in each of our souls to meet with our life’s purpose. This question might start while we are young, or only descend into our hearts mid-life. Nonetheless, I believe at some primal level, we desire to give of ourselves… Continue Reading →
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