Feast Day: Catherine of Siena (4/29)
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Feast Day: Catherine of Siena (4/29)

It was an especially troublesome time into which Catherine Benincasa was born in 1347. The popes had fled scandal-laden Rome and were leading from Avignon in the south of France.  Our blessed Lord placed upon Catherine’s heart and unmistakable mission to champion urgently needed restoration of Church life. Taking to heart Jesus’ words and actions,...

Divine Mercy (4/28)
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Divine Mercy (4/28)

Today’s Gospel offers special help toward strengthening our faith (John 20:19-31). Jesus shows mercy on the faltering faith of the apostles – and so, too, on ours. Strong faith is the fruit of divine grace. It remains for us to prepare ourselves to receive it, both by asking for it in prayer and by daring...

Easter Wednesday (4/24)
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Easter Wednesday (4/24)

We have a keen desire to find the Risen Lord Jesus. It is within us because God put it there. God wants us to find Him and to remain with Him. For some the quest spans many long hard years. Often the desire is accompanied by serious preoccupation regarding the obstacles preventing our progress. If...

Easter Sunday (4/21)
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Easter Sunday (4/21)

Jesus’ resurrection announces to us and the whole world that Christian Faith is not in vain. Indeed, our hope does not linger from a dead man, but is found in a Living One! The Living One is the King of the Universe, Whose life is so supremely powerful that it animates this side of heaven,...

Holy Saturday (4/20)
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Holy Saturday (4/20)

After Jesus’ death, precious few remain atop Calvary. Our blessed Mother is there along with the beloved disciple John and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee and a few other remarkably holy women who “had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him” (Matthew...

Good Friday (4/19)
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Good Friday (4/19)

O blessed Lord Jesus, Savior and Messiah, You freely offer us Your Blood as the cure for our souls. Your passion and death paid in full the remedy for our afflicted and beleaguered souls and it costs us nothing, save only the sincere desire and willingness to receive Your forgiving love. The instant I ask...

Holy Thursday (4/18)
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Holy Thursday (4/18)

On Holy Thursday we commemorate the Last Supper. Along with the Sacrament of Forgiving Love – the Holy Eucharist – Jesus also gives us the perfect example of humility and charity, an instruction on what it really means to participate and to follow Him. First Jesus washes the feet of His disciples and, then, He...

Simple Prayer (4/17)
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Simple Prayer (4/17)

O Jesus, by the indescribable suffering inflicted upon you, please grant me, I beg of you, the grace of a fidelity that is total, loving and devoted.

Now To Contemplate (4/17)
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Now To Contemplate (4/17)

With the holiest of days now upon us, our sights are set squarely upon Jesus in His Passion. Everyone can exclaim that He loved me and delivered Himself for me (Gal 2:20). Of course, it also is important to consider howI respond to His love for me.

Throne of the Cross (4/15)
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Throne of the Cross (4/15)

It is from the throne of the Cross that Jesus draws all things to Himself. This week especially avail yourself of the full merits of His sorrowful Passion. Accept His gift first by asking for it. He so deeply desires that you do.