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...

The Daily Cross (4/11)
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The Daily Cross (4/11)

“Whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). Jesus refers to our sufferings as a crossbecause the word “cross” signifies the instrument He used to bring about our salvation. He wants out difficulties to be elevating and sanctifying, not defeating. Think firstof the daily annoyances and...

Way of the Cross (3/22)
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Way of the Cross (3/22)

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). Jesus Himself interprets the meaning of the way of the cross. It is the path He blazed for us and for our salvation. It is the path of love alone, the path of the fullness life. Intentional disciples...

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] March 3, 2019
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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] March 3, 2019

Matthew 6:39-45 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus offers two maxims for discipleship. First, before a disciple judges anyone else, they must have there own spiritual clarity. Seconda disciple always tests the relationship between their own heart and mouth before undertaking the task of correcting someone else’s problems. Of course, genuine disciples always measure themselves against...

Holy Week – Holy Thursday (3/29)
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Holy Week – Holy Thursday (3/29)

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). Are people around us able know that we are disciples of Christ by the patient, kind and generous way we befriend them? Do others notice us sincerely and regularly trying to practice charity in everthing we think, say...

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Living As An Intentional Disciple (7/29)
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Living As An Intentional Disciple (7/29)

Living as an intentional disciple simply means that you consciously are underway walking with Jesus being transformed by Him as you progress daily. Despite struggles and failures, you have made a sincere commitment to follow Jesus in the heart of His Church. You are different from those who are not living as intentional disciples. Yes,...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent [A] March 26, 2017
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Fourth Sunday of Lent [A] March 26, 2017

John 9:1-41 The Gospel Reading retells the long and dramatic account of Jesus’ healing of a man born blind. Physical maladies are not the wrath of a scorned God. Because we live in the world of change, bad things sometime happen. Our perspective is very different from God’s. If we dared to spend more time...

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Third Sunday of Lent [A] March 19, 2017
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Third Sunday of Lent [A] March 19, 2017

John 4:5-42 In the Gospel Reading Jesus requests something to drink from the Samaritan woman. Then, He offers living water, the heavenly gift of eternal life. WE HAVE HEARD FOR OURSELVES The gripping encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman and the Samaritan villagers is a marvelous description of the faith journey (John 4:5-42). Initially,...

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Therese’s Little Way (1/22)
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Therese’s Little Way (1/22)

At once they left their nets and followed Him [Jesus] (Matthew 4:20). Call necessarily elicits response. When something or someone piques our interest, a choice immediately is before us: either to draw closer and learn more about what is intriguing or to turn from it and go a different way. Remember: not responding or postponing...

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Responding to Christ’s Call (1/22)
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Responding to Christ’s Call (1/22)

In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). The call of Christ is not confined to a few simple laborers from Galilee two thousand years ago. Indeed, Our Lord calls us now to hear His words and to make them our own way for living....

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