Monday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 30Mass: Romans 11:29-36; Resp. Psalm 69; Luke 14:12-14
Anastasis- written through the hand of Mary Katsilometes On a few occasions I have heard one Catholic describe another as “a good Catholic.” I have wondered what someone must do to be “a good Catholic” and then questioned whether I am a one
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Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 29Mass: Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; Resp. Psalm 131; 1 Thess. 2:7b-9, 13; Matthew 23:1-12
Mary Cassett - Mother and Child
I recently received the rare gift of being in the presence of a mother gently nursing her baby boy at the breast. A newborn totally dependent on his mother; a mother puttin
November 05, 2017 Read More

Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)

Lectio Divina
First Saturday of the Month
Readings of the day: RB 28Mass: Romans 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Resp. Psalm 94; Luke 14:1, 7-11
Charles Borromeo—a busy man! I am reminded of my daily commutes a piedi to school while studying in Rome. My route serpentined through the narrow streets and alleyways of the city. On Via di Ripetta I motored past the giant statue of Saint Charles Borromeo located in front of the apse of San Carlo al Corso, one of several churches in Rome dedi
November 04, 2017 Read More

Sunday Homily: Love of God, Love of the Stranger, and Love of Self

Chapter Talks
30stSUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME – A  –     October 29, 2017     br. Daniël[Ex 22:20-26;  1Thess1:5c-10;  Mt 22:34-40]
   Jesus is involved in a series of debates with the Jewish religious leaders. As soon as the Pharisees learn that Jesus has silenced the Sadducees, one of them comes up with a new question: ‘Teacher, which commandment in the Law is the greatest?’ As a good Jew, Jesus begins by quoting the most fundamental one: ‘Love God
November 04, 2017 Read More

Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 27Mass: Romans 9:1-5; Resp. Psalm 147; Luke 14:1-6
Jesus’ openness to others, including those who meant him harm, knew no bounds. Jesus embraced everyone: those who watched him closely and tested him, others who tried to run him out of town; the jealous, envious, and self-righteous; the sick, lame, despised, poor, weak, and shunned. Saint Martin de Porres followed Jesus giving witness to His boundless love. He nursed and cured the sick and plague-stricken; he was especially d
November 03, 2017 Read More
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