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Homily: The Grace of Not Yet BUKAS PALAD - August 7, 2016 ... challenges us to live by faith. To do so by being ready and vigilant for his coming that no one knows its hour or the moments when he intervenes in our everyday life. To live by faith in this way is to always be on the lookout for God . But if Jesus' coming is inevitable, whatever the time, why should we bother about being vigilant as we wait? Luke's parable tells of a master who has gone away, promising to come back, but whose homecoming is indefinite. His servants remain in the house. He has ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2016/08/homily-grace-of-not-yet.html
Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus COMMUNIO - July 29, 2016 Today, on the Novus Ordo liturgical calendar the Church recalls St Martha. For Benedictines, today we seek the help of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Hosts of the Lord. All three are not only disciples of the Lord but are true friends. In the Benedictine tradition Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus are venerated as living Saint Benedict's mandate of hospitality: "Let all guests be received as Christ, for He will one day say, I came as a guest and you ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/07/saints-martha-mary-and-lazarus-2/
Saints of the Day: Joachim and Anne DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 26, 2016 ... a sanctuary" in the infant girl's room, and "allowed nothing common or unclean" on account of the special holiness of the child. The same writing records that when she was one year old, her father "made a great feast, and invited the priests, and the scribes, and the elders, and all the people of Israel." "And Joachim brought the child to the priests," the account continues, "and they blessed her, saying: 'O God of our fathers, bless this child, and give her an everlasting ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/07/saints-of-day-joachim-and-anne.html
Ask Tony: A Feast for Mary Magdalene? THE IMPRACTICAL CATHOLIC - June 14, 2016 ... Magdalene. (Image source DeviantArt.net) On July 10, the Congregation for Divine Worship released a document raising the liturgical observance of St. Mary Magdalene's traditional day from a memorial to a feast . Released along with it is an accompanying letter, Apostle to the Apostles , over the signature of the secretary of the congregation, Abp. Arthur Roche. Now would be a good time to explain who she is in the Catholic tradition, and why ...http://impracticalcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/06/ask-tony-feast-for-mary-magdalene.html
The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion SPIRITUAL WOMAN - May 15, 2016 ... a trusted source for sound, practical, and spiritual guidance. In their new book, authors Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard bring together more than eighty moms, dads, and trusted spiritual companions to provide fresh, uplifting meditations for every day of the year. You'll find encouragement when you're struggling, reassurance when you feel alone, and comfort when you're distracted by worry. Created by moms for moms, these hope-filled meditations touch on ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/rfjaOLJYtds/the-catholic-moms-prayer-companion.html
"Happy" Mother's Day? PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - May 13, 2016 ... that he would have spoken to them too. But, after I thought about this some more, I realized that, in a way, he was speaking to them. Now, he never addressed this explicitly, but it still holds true that we should all--as in, every single one of us--be thankful on Mother's Day. But why? Well, for one, the fact that you are even reading this right now means that, however sinful your mother may be, at least she didn't make the decision that thousands of other mothers make and ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/05/happy-mothers-day.html