Feast of the Transfiguration Scripture: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17”1-9 Reflection: On this day 75 years ago, the relationship between the earth and humans changed forever. Men and women have lived on our planet about 200,000 years. During these 8,000 generations, with » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:1-7 Matthew 15:21-28 Reflection: How do you determine if a person is trustworthy? Can you actually perceive another person’s determination? How long do you have to know somebody before you realize they are truly loyal? Great friendships are built on honesty respect, acceptance, » Continue Reading.
Memorial of St. John Vianney Scripture: Jeremiah 30:1-2,12-15,18-22 Matthew 14:22-36 Reflection: Discipleship, Hope, and Healing …St. John Marie Vianney… Today the Church calls us to a deeper sense of discipleship as we meet the serious challenges of today’s health and social pandemics. The prophet Jeremiah, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 28:1-17 Matthew 14:22-36 Reflection: “Take courage, it is I…do not be afraid.” Jesus and the disciples had been ministering to the crowds, and it was now time to “move on”. The disciples were to precede Jesus by boat to the other side of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-3 Romans 8:35, 37-39 Matthew 14:13-21 Reflection: During World War I, Isidore De Loor was a Passionist brother who had very simple duties and served as the doorkeeper of our Monastery in Kortrijk – some 15 kms from the front lines in nearby » Continue Reading.
Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Scripture: Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24 Matthew 14:1-12 Reflection: Today is the feast of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the 18th century Founder of the Redemptorists and a great moral theologian. He is honored as a “doctor” of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 26:1-9 Matthew 13:54-58 Reflection: Happy Friday in the 17th Week of Ordinary Time! The Gospel today (Matthew 13:54-58) tells of Jesus in his own hometown. The people said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is this not the son » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 14:17-22 Matthew 13:36-43 Reflection: Once again our Scriptures give us a blueprint to help us grow in relationship with our God if we so choose. We read in the Alleluia verse: “The seed is the Word of God, Christ is the Sower; All » Continue Reading.