Category: Meditation

I Am Your Brother – We are Called to Evangelize

I Am Your Brother – We are Called to Evangelize Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at

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Virtue Conquers Temptation

From the moment we are able to reason all humans are tempted to sin throughout our lives. In an effort to overcome this temptation a holy spiritual director will help is develop virtues which will detach us from our predominant fault. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as: A virtue is an habitual

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Are We Herodians or Christians?

Are We Herodians or a Christians? At the time of Jesus’ birth, the Herodians were the loyal followers of King Herod, the king of the Jewish people. History tells us he was somewhat less than noble, having killed two of his own sons to protect his power and slaughtering innocent children in a vain attempt

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A Gift of God’s Grace – A Wish Granted

Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the

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Be Watchful! Prepare for the Coming of Christ.

What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:37) With the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday all eyes turn toward Christmas. Here in South Louisiana, the climate drifts from damp and dreary to cool and crisp and then back again. Bright rose colored camellias will come to life very need the halfway

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Forever the Joy!

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,

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Love of God and the Joy Giving Our Will to Him

Finding the will of God in our life and then following that will is man’s ultimate test. The test by which we will be judged when we face Christ in judgement. Each of us searches for that will in our own way. The Catechism of the Catholic Church beautifully explains our search for God’s will.

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Take No Revenge

Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:18) Today I opened up the My Daily Bread section of my iMissal app in search of a bible verse on which to meditate throughout the day. Out comes this verse from

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