Spiritual Readings

Ask receive, search find

“What is blindness? How is it healed?” Do you want to know? On your computer or smartphone enter the questions into a search engine and you will receive answers. If some answers are not good enough search other engines, and keep asking till you find all the information you want.
Similarly, if you want to know about other topics, do the same: ask receive, search find.

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Inexhaustible Treasure

(1). Jesus tells his followers: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Mt 6:19–21, NAB)

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Little thoughts along the Way of the Cross

Do not wait until Lent to pray the Way of the Cross. Come close to Jesus daily by spending a few short moments with him in a manner like the sample below. Ask him to teach you what to think about him, what to learn from him, how you can be like him, in what way you are already following in his footsteps, how you have used his good example to deal with conflicts in your family, in the work-place, with acquaintances, and with those who treat you as an enemy. Share with him your joys, your sorrows, your concerns of the day. Thank him.

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Jesus and private prayer

Yes, it is good to pray with family and friends and parishioners, or in prayer groups, or at charismatic meetings and conferences… It can be very fruitful and exhilarating, especially when accompanied by instrumental music and the raising of hands.
Still, sometimes, do as Jesus did: pray alone in secret!

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“This is my body”

Jesus said, “This is my Body… This is my Blood” (Mk 14:22, 24).

Similar sayings are in Luke and Matthew, but not in John – where the Last Supper scene describes the washing of the Apostles’ feet. The discourse on Holy Communion in John, however, i…

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Be a Shepherd

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to …

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A Message to Parents

In today’s world, bringing up adolescents can be a harrowing experience for parents. There are many evils to beware of: immorality, alcoholism, pornography, drugs, gun violence, distracted drivers… At the same time, temptations to sin come from man…

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How to wait

What are you waiting for? A more meaningful life? A better job? A physical healing? The completion of a project? A problem to go away? The conversion of a relative?

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Mother Mary

Please examine the gospel passage below and keep these three questions at the back of your mind as you read it. In the narrative, who initiated the proceedings? Who received directives from Jesus and immediately did what they were told? What was the final result?

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Jesus and Mary

Here are five examples of Jesus’ sayings taken from the Gospel according to Luke.

At that very moment he rejoiced [in] the holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from t…

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Mother Mary novena

One good way to prepare for a Marian event is to spend a few minutes each of nine days prior to the occasion by meditating on the gospel readings provided below. These are all the passages in the four gospels that mention Mary, Jesus’ mother.

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The Joys of Mary

Traditionally, the Church contemplates Mother Mary’s sorrows. Here is a devotion based on her joys. You are invited to ponder her ecstatic moments, feeling the peace, the relief, the triumph, the surprise, the wonderment and the gratitude that she experienced.

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Entrustment to Mary

God the Father
From the beginning, God the Father entrusted his Son to Mary.

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of …

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Apparitions

Apparitions have always been part and parcel of the way God communicated with his people. Instances of visions have been reported throughout the Bible in one form or another. Some visionaries come readily to mind: Abraham (at Mamre), Moses (in the desert), Solomon (at Gibeon), Zechariah (John the Baptist’s father, in the temple), Peter, James and John (at the Transfiguration), and Paul (on the road to Damascus). Each of these seers did what was requested of him, and thereby caused great graces to descend on his fellow human beings.

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Our Lady’s Special Messages to Mirjana

On December 2nd, 2007, Mirjana gave this description: “Our Lady was very sad. Her eyes were filled with tears throughout the whole time. She said, ‘Dear children, today, while I am looking at your hearts, my heart is filled with pain and shudder. My children, stop for a moment and look into your hearts. Is my Son, your God, truly in the first place? Are his commandments truly the measure of your life?

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Am I a saint already?

Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Mt 7:13–14, NJB)

I did not kill anybody, or set fire to someone’s house, or committed adultery. I go to church regularly,

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Revenge: from the Holy Bible

This article contains Biblical quotations only. Obey God and he will raise you to the heights of honour.

 

No revenge; leave vengeance to the Lord

Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back…

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Article on humility

(Taken from Magnificat Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4) In the School of Our Lord Jesus Christ Father John Gregory of the Trinity, O.D.M. Our Lord expects us to have true humility, not just a show of humility. We sometimes imagine that humility consists in saying, “I am but dust...

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Two prayers based on Jesus’ Gospel

The Holy Spirit comes to a person in special ways at Baptism, Confirmation, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Marriage, Holy Orders, the Sacrament of the Healing of the Sick; he comes when we love God by keeping Jesus’ commandments; he comes when it is...

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