Spiritual Readings

Ask receive, search find

(A). Internet

“What is blindness? How is it healed?” Do you want to know? On your computer or smart phone just enter the questions into a search engine and you will receive answers. If some answers are not good enough search other…

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Inexhaustible Treasure

(1). “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail.” (Lk 12:32–33…

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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 often a lot of fun, especially when accompanied by instrumental music and the raising of h…

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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?

 

Mary

Most people are obliged to wait for one thing o…

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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

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

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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 some time prior to the occasion by meditating on the gospel readings provided below. These are all the passages in the four gospels that mention Mary (or Jesus’ mo…

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The Joys of Mary

Traditionally, the Church contemplates Mother Mary’s sorrows. Here is an additional devotion based on her joys. You are invited to spend a minute or two, now and then, pondering one of her ecstatic moments, feeling the peace, the relief, the triumph,…

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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 de…

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Am I a saint already?

Jesus says, “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, …

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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 for what they did.” (Pr 24:29, NIV) Do not...

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Jesus says

“Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then in reply he...

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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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St. Gertrude’s prayer, with extension

On March 18th 2001, Mother Mary said to the visionary Mirjana in Medjugorje, “Today I call you to love and mercy. Give love to each other as your Father gives it to you. Be merciful – with the heart. Do good works, not letting them wait for you too long. Every mercy...

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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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