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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
All Generations Will Call Me Blessed
Keeping Commandments Is Not Enough
How Foolish It Is To Play God
Lessons For Anyone In Authority
Be Sure You Are Not Rejected From The Wedding Feast
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Tuesday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
David loved his son Absalom although he had turned against his father and wanted to kill him and usurp his throne. But when word reached David that...
The Love Of A Father
Wednesday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Why does God allow suffering? He is not some ogre who delights in seeing His creatures in pain and misery. He is good and loving, so in His plan...
Where Is God In Our Lives?
Wednesday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
What is wrong in having a census? It might have been that David was acting as a prudent ruler but, in doing so, he offended God. A head count gave a...
Placing Our Complete Trust In God
Thursday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
The making of the two covenants between God and humankind are among the most dramatic moments in recorded history. But they could not have been more...
What God's Everlasting Covenant Means For Us
Thursday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
David knows his death is near and so, very peacefully and in a calm voice, he speaks his last words to Solomon, his son and king to be. He had...
David's Last Moments
Friday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
John the Baptist was a man with a mission. His whole life was completely absorbed around the person of Jesus Christ. His vocation in life was to...
The Hallmark Of John The Baptist Must Be Ours
Friday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
The book of Ecclesiasticus was written many centuries after the death of King David. It looked back upon his life in much the same way as do with our...
God Forgives And Forgets Our Sins
Saturday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
On returning from a missionary journey, Jesus said to His apostles, “You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a...
Jesus Is The Most Important Person In Our Lives
Saturday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
The prayer of Solomon pleased God because it was an unselfish prayer. The gift he asked for, although for himself, was to benefit others. He was a...
The Value Of Unselfish Prayer
Sunday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Year B
How much time do we spend alone with God in prayer? This question is prompted by today's Gospel which gives us a sample of how He spent a Sabbath...
Why We Should Follow Jesus' Example To Pray
Sunday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Year C
When Peter fell on his knees and said to the Lord, “Leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man,” he and his brother Andrew, James and John were still...
Above All Jesus Is Our Saviour
Monday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Today we begin reading the beautiful poetic account of creation. The purpose of the inspired author, who is thought to be Moses, was not to present a...
How Generous Is God And His Son To Us
Monday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
There is a jubilant scene in today's first reading. King Solomon offered sacrifices before the Ark of the Covenant which the priests had placed in...
The Mass Is A Dynamic Reality
Tuesday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Modern scientific knowledge gives us some idea of the vastness of our Universe in which we can seem rather insignificant creatures. But the book of...
God Has Created All Things Good
Tuesday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
King Solomon's temple was said to be one of the wonders of the ancient world. This was not because of the wealth of materials and craftsmanship that...
Finding God In The Commonplace
Wednesday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
When God created the world He gave people a special power setting them apart from all other creatures. That power is freedom. Unlike animals we are...
How Do We Choose To Use God's Gift Of Freedom
Wednesday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
King Solomon was a man of legend who achieved great things during his reign. He raised strong armies, negotiated treaties and constructed beautiful...
Create A Clean Heart Within Me
Thursday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Marriage should be a lasting relationship between one man and one woman, and that within marriage sex should find its fulfilment. This is what God...
Praise For Unshakeable Faith And Indomitable Persistence
Thursday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
What happened to wise and wonderful Solomon? One day we are told of his great wisdom and genuine fame. The next day we read the story of an old king...
Letting Down The Family
Friday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
The origin of sin in our world is presented in Genesis in symbolic language. The serpent stands for Satan, the source of all temptations. The man and...
With Jesus On Our Side We Need Never Fall
Friday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Under King Solomon, the twelve tribes of Israel had been united. In yesterday's reading we heard how Solomon abandoned his faith in God and began to...
Jesus Brings Unity And Peace Out Of Chaos
Saturday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Human nature never changes! When God asked Adam if he had eaten from the tree from which he was forbidden, Adam was quick with his excuse, "Don't...
How Ready We Are To Blame Others
Saturday of Week 5 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
After the death of Solomon, the kingdom was split in two. Jeroboam, who had fled to Egypt to escape the wrath of Solomon, returned to rule the...
The Mass - The Antidote To The Poison Of Materialism
Sunday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Year B
Can you keep a secret? Even something dramatic, unusual and exciting? Most of us can hardly resist the temptation to tell someone! Do we sympathize...
Is There A Secret Side To Your Life?
Sunday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Year C
Do you want to be happy? Of course you do! But are you certain as to how this can be achieved? Jesus has the answer in today's Gospel. Let us reflect...
A Recipe For Happiness
Monday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Cain and Abel were the first two sons of Adam and Eve. We are not given the reason but Cain's sacrifice to God, from the produce of the land, did not...
Murder Still Cries Out To God For Vengeance
Monday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Today we begin reading from the letter of St. James, who was a relative of Jesus. It is a very old writing, dating back to possibly the year 62 A.D....
Believe That God Will Give You Wisdom
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