I am blessed beyond any measure of my worthiness. I know this fact in the depth of my soul and yet, I struggle at times seeing the goodness around me and being joyful for what I have received. My recent heart attack and the subsequent opportunity to face my own mortality has, once again, become
This Litany in honor of Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was drawn up by the Sacred Congregation of Rites and promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960. The devotion to Jesus in His most Precious Blood was first popularized by Saint Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners
In my recent post, The Final Call, I spoke about my recent heart attack and reflected on how we must be ready for our own final call and how I felt like Jesus had given me a second chance at life. Obviously, He has much more work to do on me before I am ready
What is obvious is that demonic activity is causing chaos among the People of God, because of the knowledge of the depth of the sexual abuse cases. Those who know my writing know I have been involved with people who have been sexually abused and have counselled, as well as helped them get additional help.
Holy is the Name of Jesus! for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” (Romans 14:11) Holy is the name of Jesus! Every knee will bend, Every tongue will give praise! My soul pauses to contemplate Your name. My
Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever; (1 Chronicles 16:34) As we look to our future, we can look to our past and current times in order to find much for which to be thankful. If we open our hearts, we can find hope in all things. I am thankful
But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:25) The foundation of our Christian education teaches us that Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins. Our faith and the mercy of God flows from this reality. Below is a short poetic mediation based on Luke 17:25. For me, Lord?
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. (Romans 8:18) A few years back, in a short moment of consolation, God, Our Father, impressed upon my soul they joy of eternity. I hope you will enjoy this short poem. “Always, Forever The
In today’s Gospel, written by St. Luke, Jesus gives us another version of The Beatitudes. Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping,