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.

Palm Sunday (4/14)
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Palm Sunday (4/14)

Holy Week beings with the dramatic description of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday before His Passion. Having always been opposed to any public acclamation, in this moment Jesus permits Himself to be greeted triumphantly. Jesus only submits to the crowds heralding Him publicly as the Messiah in the nearness of His Cross. He...

Accepting the Cross (4/13)
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Accepting the Cross (4/13)

Understanding the value of the cross is different than accepting and bearing it. We also need fortitude. When we let Jesus guide us, He will give this to us. Difficulties dishearten too many who do all they can to avoid hardships because they don’t have enough confidence in our blessed Lord and His provisions. God...

Love Matters Most (4/12)
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Love Matters Most (4/12)

“Our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them.” -Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus +1897 As Palm Sunday nears and the holiest of days set to begin, keep in mind that everything we...

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...

Patience (4/10)
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Patience (4/10)

Patienceis the virtue which makes us accept for love of God everything that is displeasing to our nature without allowing ourselves to be depressed by the sadness which easily comes over us when we meet with disagreeable things. We learn to practice patience by setting our sights squarely on Jesus Who is the perfectly patient...

Look to Jesus (4/9)
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Look to Jesus (4/9)

Jesus is the remedy for all our ailments – every last one of them. Look to Him. Simply express your desire to see Him where you are and however you are. Then, fully expect to recognize Him. “When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself” (John 12:32).

God’s Mercy Triumps (4/8)
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God’s Mercy Triumps (4/8)

In yesterday’s Gospel, a woman is brought to Jesus by Pharisees and scribes who haven’t the slightest concern for her (John 8:1-11). They want only to use her to bring down Jesus. Shameful. They had tried to arrest Jesus earlier (7:44). They desperately seek a reason to haul Him away, willing even to exploit one...