29 March, Tuesday — Do You Want to Be Well?

Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent Ez 47:1-9,12Jn 5:1-16 "Wherever the river flows... and flowing into the sea, it makes its waters wholesome... they will bear new fruit every month, because this water comes from the sanctuary." Something struck me reading the words spoken by the ill man who laid near the pool of... Continue Reading →

2 March, Wednesday — A Call to Repentance

Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-182 Cor 5:20-6:2Mt 6:1-6;16-18 'Now, now -- it is the Lord who speaks -- come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.' Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn, turn to the Lord your God again...' Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday. The word 'shrove' is taken from the word... Continue Reading →

13 October, Wednesday — Egos and Fears

Wednesday of Week 28 in Ordinary Time Rm 2:1-11Lk 11:42-46 ‘Master,’ he said ‘when you speak like this you insult us too.’ There are many reasons why we hesitate to acknowledge our shortcomings or mistakes. Some are afraid of the unfavorable repercussions such as losing friends, losing jobs, losing credentials, or losing face. When I... 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 →

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