26 January, Thursday – More than Just You and Me

26 Jan – Memorial for Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops St. Timothy (d. 97) was the son of a Greek gentile, his mother Eunice was Jewish. He was converted to Christianity by St. Paul around the year 47. He was a partner, assistant and close friend of Paul. He was a missionary as well, and... Continue Reading →

12 January, Thursday — Faith

Thursday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time Heb 3:7-14Mk 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: “If you want to,” he said, “you can cure me.” I have been writing for Oxygen for probably ten years or more now. Sometimes, reflections don’t come easily; you’ve really got to dig deep into... Continue Reading →

27 November, Sunday — Get Ready

1st Sunday of Advent Isa 2:1-5Rom 13:11-14Mt 24:37-44 "The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." AWAKE and PREPARE – it is ADVENT!!!  The most hopeful and anticipatory of all seasons. Even those who don’t recognize Christ join in celebration of this season that points to hope, love, joy.  Advent is... Continue Reading →

13 September, Tuesday — Existence

Sep 13 – Memorial for St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor John’s (347-407) father died when he was young, and he was raised by a very pious mother. It was for his sermons that John earned the title ‘Chrysostom’ (golden-mouthed). They were always on point, they explained the scriptures with clarity, and they sometimes went... Continue Reading →

9 September, Friday — Blinded

Sep 9 – Memorial for St. Peter Claver, Priest St Peter Claver was born in Catalonia and studied at the University of Barcelona. He became a Jesuit; and while he was studying philosophy in Mallorca, the door-keeper of the college, Alfonso Rodríguez, saw that his true vocation was to evangelize the New World, and encouraged... Continue Reading →

30 August, Tuesday — Do you know Him?

Tuesday of Week 22 in Ordinary Time 1 Cor 2:10-16Luke 4:31-37 "I know who you are: the holy one of God." My daughter is just learning about magnets in school. She has a Weighted Assessment next week, and so we have been revising. Or rather, I've been frantically googling and re-teaching her. One concept she has yet to... Continue Reading →

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