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Latest Gospel Reflections:

  • Being All In!

    August 19, 2022 - Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint John Eudes, Priest—Optional Memorial

  • Without Charity…

    August 18, 2022 - Thursday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

  • Gratitude Conquers Envy

    August 17, 2022 - Wednesday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time

  • Being First!

    August 16, 2022 - Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Stephen of Hungary—Optional Memorial

  • Embracing the Mother of God

    Monday, August 15, 2022 - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • The Blazing Fire of Faith

    Sunday, August 14, 2022 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

  • The Transforming Touch of Jesus

    August 13, 2022 - Saturday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time - Saints Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs—Optional Memorial

  • The Mystery of Unity in Marriage

    August 12, 2022 - Friday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time - Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious—Optional Memorial

  • You Wicked Servant!

    August 11, 2022 - Thursday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time - Saint Clare, Virgin—Memorial

  • Detachment

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

 

Latest Divine Mercy Reflections:

  • Reflection 231: Binding the Hands of Punishment

    If you were a criminal, incarcerated for some crime, you would most likely see life from a perspective that is very different from others...

  • Reflection 230: The Contradiction of the Cross

    We should never tire of pondering the wounds of Christ.  Each and every wound He received was unjustified and caused by the sins of others...

  • Reflection 229: Day-to-Day Martyrdom

    One early Church Father (Tertullian) said that “the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.”  This means that the shedding of one’s blood for the faith is not ultimately a tragedy...

  • Reflection 228: The Unfailing Presence of God

    Is God alive in your life?  Does He live within you?  Is He present to you in the inner depths of your heart day and night?  There is only one thing that would ever cause God to leave you and that is mortal sin...

  • Reflection 227: Human Plans are Thwarted

    It’s easy for us to come up with what we deem to be a great plan for our lives and for the glory of God.  We can think, and plan, and develop and organize things in a certain way only to find out that what we have come up with is not what is in the Mind of God...

  • Reflection 226: The Good Fruit of Mercy

    Our Lord had a Heart of perfect Mercy for others.  It’s important to note that His Mercy is not only a general concept; rather, it is lived out in concrete action...

  • Reflection 225: Spiritual Friendship Through Prayer

    One powerful channel of the Mercy of God is friendship with another.  But friendship can be lived on various levels.  Sometimes this bond is based on superficial and unimportant things, and at other times it’s deeply grounded in our Lord...

  • Reflection 224: To Speak or Not to Speak

    One common human tendency is to talk excessively and to explain ourselves to others, especially to justify our actions in their minds.  This is especially the case when we sense that others misunderstand us.  But Jesus experienced this to the greatest degree...

  • Reflection 223: A Dreadful Day

    Nothing in life has to be dreadful.  Even the greatest struggle and suffering we endure can easily be transformed by God to become a source of His Mercy and our sanctification...

  • Reflection 222: Feeling Overwhelmed

    There are days when you most likely feel overwhelmed on account of one thing or another.  It may be that you find yourself with much responsibility and are anxious about being able to properly fulfill your duties well...

 

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