Tag Archives: Baptism

Christian Doctrinal Instruction: The Holy Ghost – the Third Person of the Holy Trinity

+ J.M.J. Feast of Pentecost The Theophany after the baptism of Jesus is regarded as a Revelation of the Most Holy Trinity. Mt. 3.16ff: He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and coming upon Him and behold a … Continue reading

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“Data est…”

+ JMJ Friday in Easter Week From the Holy Gospel for the day: All power in heaven and earth is given to Me (v.18). If Jesus is God, why power is GIVEN Him? Jesus is BOTH God AND Man [cf., the testimony of St. Peter … Continue reading

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“Absolvo te…” (I)

+ JMJ Easter Sunday   “I absolve thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Thus is the penitent sinner assured by the Lord and Savior Himself, acting and speaking through His … Continue reading

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Christian Dedication and Consecration (I)

+ JMJ Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple Draw me: we will run after Thee to the odor of Thy ointments. The King hath brought me into His storerooms: We will be glad and … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: “MANY souls go to hell…”

+ JMJ Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost This day and on exactly the same date, 19th August, ninety-five years ago, the Apocalyptic Great Sign in heaven appeared again at Fatima in Portugal. She came on 13th of August but the children failed to … Continue reading

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“Ephphetha”

+ JMJ Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost And they bring to Him one deaf and dumb (Mk. 7.32). Before this scene related in today’s Gospel (Mk. 7.31-37), Our Lord delivered the daughter of a Gentile mother distressed over the condition of her … 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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“Thy Kingdom Come!”

+ JMJ Sixth Sunday after Epiphany The kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; which is the least indeed of all seeds, but when it is grown … Continue reading

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