23 May, Tuesday — Running the Good Race

Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter Acts 20:17-27Jn 17:1-11 “But life to me is not a thing to waste words on, provided that when I finish my race I have carried out the mission the Lord Jesus gave me — and that was to bear witness to the Good News of God’s grace.” As... Continue Reading →

10 April, Monday — Faith in dark times

Easter Monday Acts 2:14,22-33Mt 28:8-15 “...they will see me there.” Before I attended the Conversion Experience Retreat (CER) in 2015, I had been 'spiritually dry' for a long time. During this time, I just could not experience God in my life. For the most part, I heard and felt nothing. This silence troubled me.  Imagine... Continue Reading →

11 January, Tuesday — On Duality

Tuesday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time 1 Sam 1:9-20Mk 1:21-28 ...the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him. The anniversary of my father’s death happened on 3 Jan. The shadow of his passing has coloured all my Christmases since. I often wonder what he would... Continue Reading →

19 August, Thursday — True conversion

Aug 19 – Memorial for St. John Eudes, priest, religious founder John Eudes (1601-1680) established seminaries, and founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary Eudists to promote virtuous secular parochial clergy not bound by vows, but dedicated to improving the clergy through seminaries and missions. He also founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity... Continue Reading →

25 January, Monday — Bite-sized

Jan 25 – Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul St. Paul (3-65) was a Jewish Talmudic student and a Pharisee. He was a tent-maker by trade. Saul the Jew hated and persecuted Christians as heretical, even assisting at the stoning of St. Stephen the Martyr. On his way to Damascus to arrest another group of... Continue Reading →

6 October, Tuesday — Conversion

Oct 6 – Memorial for St. Bruno, Priest St. Bruno (1030–1101) was educated in Paris and Rheims, France. He was ordained in 1055. He taught theology, and one of his students later became Blessed Pope Urban II. He presided over the cathedral school at Rheims from 1057 to 1075. He criticised the worldliness he saw in... Continue Reading →

19 May, Tuesday — Believers shall earn salvation

Tuesday of 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:22-34John 16:5-11 “Become a believer in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, and your household too.” The weight of human belief is the product of the magnitude of mental richness and the direction of thought; it stems from realization and understanding around faith. Sometimes, the pressure... Continue Reading →

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