Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Without Me, you can do nothing” (Jn. 15.5)

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Great confidence in God and an acute awareness of human misery and insufficiency dominate the Liturgy of today’s Mass. These two Christian dispositions are closely connected, for it is the consciousness of our nothingness … Continue reading

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God’s Merciful Love

+ JMJ Third Sunday after Pentecost Today’s Liturgy is a warm revelation to us of the divine mercy contained in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Thus the Church, even from the beginning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass … Continue reading

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

+ JMJ Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus After we have contemplated the Holy Eucharist on the Solemn Feast of “Corpus Christi”, a gift crowning all the the gifts of the love of Jesus for men, the Church … Continue reading

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Second Fatima Message: Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

+ JMJ Feast of St. Anthony of Padua Doctor of the Church, “Terror of heretics”, “The Wonder Worker”, Patron of Portugal This day, ninety-five years ago, Our Immaculate Mother came again to Fatima as She promised to Lucia, Francisco, and … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI on the New ‘Mass’: Outbalanced Liturgy – More a celebration than worship

+ JMJ Second Sunday after Pentecost In his Corpus Christi homily last Thursday [the Feast has been transferred to this Sunday in the Novus Ordo – the New ‘Catholic Order’] at the Lateran Basilica in Rome, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, … Continue reading

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The Christian Faith: the Key to Divine Life (II)

+ JMJ Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi In our previous post, “The Christian Faith: the Key to Divine Life (I),” Faith, with a capital “F”, refers rather to a divine gift – a knowledge of God but which is an … Continue reading

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The Christian Faith: the Key to Divine Life (I)

+ JMJ Feast of St. Francis Caracciolo In yesterday’s post, “The Divine Life in Itself and in us,” the Most Holy Trinity – the Supernatural Life in essence – has condescended to us, in His great mercy, through the Incarnation … Continue reading

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“The Divine Life in Itself and in us”

+ JMJ Feast of the Most Holy Trinity The participation which we enjoy in the inner life of God – begun in Baptism – is our supernatural life which is what Christian life is all about. The new relations which … Continue reading

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