This Sunday’s Gospel: October 25, 2020

Matthew 22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,they gathered together, and one of them,a scholar of the law tested him by asking,“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him,“You shall love the Lord, your God,with all your heart,with all your soul,and with all your mind.This is theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 25, 2020”

The Fruits of the Luminous Mysteries

And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Matthew 17:2 I used to get distracted throughout the Rosary, and occasionally I still do. I announce the mystery, let my mind wander, and only remember which one I’m on when I pray the ninth orContinue reading “The Fruits of the Luminous Mysteries”

According to Luke

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:42 When I think of Jesus, I see His loving gaze and feel His heart on fire with love. I picture His arms outstretched, readyContinue reading “According to Luke”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 18, 2020

Matthew 22:15-21 The Pharisees went offand plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech.They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying,“Teacher, we know that you are a truthful manand that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion,for you do not regard aContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 18, 2020”

The Fruits of the Joyful Mysteries

They came upon him in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. All who heard him were amazed. Luke 2:46-47 I used to get distracted throughout the Rosary, and occasionally I still do. I announce the mystery, let my mind wander, and only remember which oneContinue reading “The Fruits of the Joyful Mysteries”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 11, 2020

Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a kingwho gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servantsto summon the invited guests to the feast,but they refused to come.A second time he sent other servants, saying,‘TellContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 11, 2020”

How Our Lady and the Rosary Improved my Prayer Life

Although the repeated Hail Mary is addressed directly to Mary, it is to Jesus that the act of love is ultimately directed, with her and through her. The repetition is nourished by the desire to be conformed ever more completely to Christ. St. John Paul II My First RosaryWhen I learned how to pray theContinue reading “How Our Lady and the Rosary Improved my Prayer Life”

Simply Peaceful: The Holy Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. The Peace Prayer of St. Francis Leaving Everything to Follow JesusIn the Gospels, Jesus calls us to leave everything behind and follow Him. During His earthly ministry, He called His disciples to leave behind their old life to find new life in Him. They left their families,Continue reading “Simply Peaceful: The Holy Life of St. Francis of Assisi”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 4, 2020

Matthew 21:33-43 Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:“Hear another parable.There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.When vintage time drew near,he sent his servants toContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 4, 2020”

Guardian Angels Aren’t Just for Children

Angel of God, my guardian dear to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule, and guide. Amen The Guardian Angel Prayer My First PrayerI feel like when you’re a child, angels are cute and magical, like fairytale creatures. We would want to dressContinue reading “Guardian Angels Aren’t Just for Children”