Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God

+ JMJ Feast of the Annunciation And the Word was made flesh… (Jn. 1.14) The heathen had very clearly conceived the idea that God had descended from heaven and mixed with men; the Greek mythology is full of it. Now … Continue reading

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Tepidity of Soul

+ JMJ Passion Sunday But Jesus hid Himself (Jn. 8.59). On the Danger to Which Tepidity Exposes the Soul A Sermon of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and Founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrinal Instruction: The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

+ JMJ After the miraculous multiplication of the loaves and fishes (the Gospel last Sunday, the Fourth in Lent) the people went in search of Christ, and found Him in the synagogue at Capharnaum. They wanted Him to give them … Continue reading

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“Ite ad Ioseph” (“Go to Joseph” – Gen. 41.55)

+ JMJ Feast of St. Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor, Father and Protector of Carmel “Of old it was said to the needy and suffering people in the kingdom of Egypt: ‘Go to Joseph, and do all … Continue reading

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Divine Providence

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday in Lent The Multiplication of the Loaves (Jn. 6.1-15) Before that our Lord performed this miracle, He asked Philip, Whence shall we buy bread wherewith to feed these people? (Jn. 6.5) And the Evangelist observes, He … Continue reading

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“Obey God, rather than men” – Acts 5.29

+ JMJ Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent In vain do they worship Me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men (Mt. 15.9). The prevalent opinion concerning the normative or the “ordinary” (Pope Benedict XVI, “Summorum Pontificum”) celebration of the … Continue reading

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On Concealing Sins in Confession

+ JMJ And he was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb (Lk. 11.14). THE devil does not bring sinners to hell with their eyes open: he first blinds them with the malice of their own sins. ”For their … Continue reading

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Christianity: Not a “Feel Good” Religion

+ JMJ Second Sunday of Lent Lord, it is good for us to be here (Mt. 17.4). The soul of Jesus, personally united to the Eternal Word (cf., Jn 1.1), enjoyed the Beatific Vision, which has as its connatural effect … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrinal Instruction: Heaven

+ JMJ Second Sunday of Lent Lord, it is good for us to be here (Mt. 17.4). IN this day’s gospel we read, that wishing to give his disciples a glimpse of the glory of Paradise, in order to animate … Continue reading

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