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The First Tender Call of Our Salvation

+ J.M.J. The Birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD… andTHE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US” (Jn. 1.1,14). The … Continue reading

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“Double-minded”

+ J.M.J. Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners: and purify your hearts, ye double-minded (James 4.8) “O Lord… because the frailty of man without Thee cannot … Continue reading

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Christian Prayer – “Ask[s] Such Things As PLEASE GOD” (I)

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces (Traditional Teresian Carmelite Calendar) Last Sunday, the ninth after Pentecost, Holy Church prays that God help her children to “ask such things as please [Him]” (Collect of the … Continue reading

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“Ecce, Salvator Venit!”

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday of Advent “Behold, the Savior comes!” (The Roman Breviary) In a few days, the Word of God made flesh will show Himself to the world. I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn … Continue reading

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Christian Consecration and Dedication (II)

+ JMJ Feast of St. John of the Cross Our Father, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church “…. Later,” continues St. Francis de Sales, “Our Lord carries us and does in us works altogether performed [by Him], by which I … Continue reading

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The Christian Triumph in God’s Terms

+ JMJ Feast of Christ the King Giving thanks to God the Father, Who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath … 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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The “Little Way of Spiritual Childhood” of St. Therese: Humility (I)

+ JMJ The first characteristic of a child and that which first strikes us is his littleness. In the supernatural order we must likewise first of all recognize our littleness. Amen I say to you, unless you be converted and … Continue reading

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God’s Business and Obedience

+ JMJ Feast of the Holy Family The Boy Jesus was lost for three days. All through His infancy there was talk of contradiction, swords, no room, exile, slaughter, and now there was lost. In those three days, Mary came to … Continue reading

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