Tag Archives: Christian Life

What it takes to become a Carmelite Saint

+ J.M.J. Feast of All the Saints of Carmel … By their examples and merits, [may we] live for Christ Crucified alone in meditation of the yoke of His law and in perfect abnegation… (taken from the Collect) My son, … Continue reading

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To live according to the Heart of God…

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Almighty Everlasting God… grant in Thy mercy, that we who with devout minds celebrate the festival of that Immaculate Heart, may be able to live according to Thine … Continue reading

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“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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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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Mary in the Sacred Scriptures: the Queen of Mercy

+ JMJ Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary A Treatise of St.Alphonsus Liguori on the “Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae” (Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy) As the glorious Virgin Mary has been raised to the dignity of … Continue reading

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The Holy Ghost: the Divine Gift “par excellence”

+ JMJ Pentecost Sunday Pentecost is the plenitude of God’s gift to men. On Christmas Day, God gives us His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, the Mediator, the bridge connecting humanity and divinity. During Holy Week, Our Lord, by His Passion, … 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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Time and Eternity

+ JMJ Circumcision of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Time passes and does not return. God has assigned to each of us a definite time in which to fulfill His divine plan; we have only this time and shall have … Continue reading

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Mary in the Sacred Scriptures: Our Help (I)

+ JMJ “The Promptitude of Mary in assisting those who invoke Her.” by St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Doctor of the Church and Founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer Ad te clamamus, exules filii Evæ (To thee do we … Continue reading

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Mary in the Sacred Scriptures: Our Hope (II)

+ JMJ “Mary is the Hope of Sinners” By St. Alphonsus Liguori In the first chapter of the Book of Genesis we read the God made two great lights; a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light … Continue reading

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