Wednesday of Week 29 in Ordinary Time Ep 3:2-12Lk 12:39-48 “…entrusted by God with the grace He meant for you, and that it was by a revelation that I was given knowledge of the mystery…” With every grace that we are blessed with, we should be making good by going out to proclaim the good news, or… Continue Reading →
Tuesday of Week 29 in Ordinary Time Eph 2:12-22Lk 12:36-38 “See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit.” As I was reflecting on today’s readings, I felt a sense of having to be ready — just like a soldier at war. Sometimes, they sleep with their weapons. Someone’s always at watch. It also made… Continue Reading →
Monday of Week 29 in Ordinary Time Eph 2:1-10Lk 12:13-21 “…this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?” One of the things I admire with my non-Catholic Christian friends is how faithful they are to tithing 10% of their income to their church. I must admit that tithing 10% is too difficult for me…. Continue Reading →
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 45:1,4-61 Ths 1:1-5Mt 22:15-21 “…give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.” When I was younger, I remember that whenever there was a celebration, my mom or grandmother would set aside food and put it on the altar. They explained to… Continue Reading →
Oct 17 – Memorial for St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr St. Ignatius (c. 50–107) was a convert from paganism to Christianity. He succeeded Peter as bishop of Antioch, Syria. He served during persecution of Domitian. During the persecution of Trajan, he was ordered to be taken to Rome to be killed by wild animals…. Continue Reading →
Oct 16 – Memorial for St. Hedwig, Religious; Memorial for St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin St. Hedwig (1174–1243) was the daughter of the Duke of Croatia, and aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. She married Prince Henry I of Silesia and Poland in 1186 at the age of 12, and became the mother of seven. She… Continue Reading →
Oct 15 – Memorial for St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor Also known as Teresa of Avila, Teresa of Jesus (1515–1582) was born to the Spanish nobility, the daughter of Don Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda and Dona Beatriz. She grew up reading the lives of the saints, and playing at ‘hermit’ in the garden. Crippled by… Continue Reading →
Oct 14 – Memorial for St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr St. Callistus (d. 223) was born a slave, owned by Carpophorus, a Christian in the household of Caesar. His master entrusted a large sum to Callistus to open a bank, which took in several deposits, made several loans to people who refused to pay… Continue Reading →
Galatians 5:1-6, Luke 11:37-41 Lord, let your love come upon me I was once asked by a fellow volunteer in a church ministry on what motivates me to continue to help out after so many years. Is it a sense of duty or perhaps an obligation to routine that makes me want to continue to… Continue Reading →
Monday of Week 28 in Ordinary Time Gal 4:22-24,26-27,31-5:1Lk 11:29-32 Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit to the yoke of slavery. The purpose of life has always been pondered upon by many people. In this difficult time, this is brought to the fore as people re-evaluate their purpose in life. I have had colleagues… Continue Reading →
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 25:6-10Phi 4:12-14, 19-20Mt 22:1-44 There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength This year has been a difficult time for everybody. The uncertainty and disruption which Covid-19 introduced into our lives has uprooted the plans which all of us created. Grandiose… Continue Reading →
Saturday of Week 27 in Ordinary Time Gal 3:22-29Lk 11:27-28 The Lord remembers his covenant forever These past nine months has been hard for everybody. The disruption to all our schedules and routines because of COVID-19 has been something which has affected all industries, and every individual across ages and countries. It is indeed amazing… Continue Reading →
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