With what abundance the Father provides us! Just as He gives us daily bread, He also feeds our souls with the spiritual bread we need. Day by day He speaks to us through His holy Word. Day by day His voice whispers to our heart, blessing us with His presence. Read More
In my estimation, all that we suffer in the present time is nothing in comparison with the glory which is destined to be disclosed for us, for the whole creation is waiting with eagerness for the children of God to be revealed. It was not for its own purposes that creation had frustration imposed on it, but for the purposes of him who imposed it- with the intention that the whole creation itself might be freed from its slavery to corruption and brought into the same glorious freedom as the children of God.
“The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name” (Lk 1:49).
These sublime words came from the lips of the Blessed Virgin and will remain unforgettable for all eternity.
How wonderful was the plan of our heavenly Father for His work of salvation! He did not want His divine Son to simply come down from heaven as the great triumphant one to show us His power and majesty. No, God chose a woman to come into this world and make her the Mother of His Son, the Savior of all mankind. Read More
‘So then, my brothers, we have no obligation to human nature to be dominated by it. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the habits originating in the body, you will have life. All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God; for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Read More
1 Thess 1:5c-10
Brothers: You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit; so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedo′nia and in Acha′ia. Read More
“Have the courage to be as I have created you and as I want to form you. Then I will live in you and take form in your life” (Inner Word).
It is not uncommon for people to feel pressured by various expectations that others have of them, of how they think they should be. But these ideals, whether of certain people or of society in general, are not necessarily helpful in finding one’s own identity. One may also have created images of how one thinks one should be in the eyes of others. All these expectations can become a great pressure, especially if it is a fictitious identity that does not correspond to the deepest essence of the person. Thus, the person can reach the point of living in the constant tension of having to fulfill an ideal that is not their true identity. This can also happen in the religious sphere. Read More
“Divine Father, infinite goodness poured out on all peoples, may You be known, honoured and loved by all men!” (Antiphon of the Office to God the Father).
When the peace of our Father descends like dew on the earth and penetrates souls, when people begin to know, honor and love God, they also become receptive to His goodness poured out on all peoples. Read More
Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
Brothers: you are no longer aliens or foreign visitors; you are fellow-citizens with the holy people of God and part of God’s household. You are built upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone. Every structure knit together in him grows into a holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him, are being built up into a dwelling-place of God in the Spirit. Read More
‘And really, I know of nothing good living in me – in my natural self, that is – for though the will to do what is good is in me, the power to do it is not: the good thing I want to do, I never do; the evil thing which I do not want – that is what I do. But every time I do what I do not want to, then it is not myself acting, but the sin that lives in me. So I find this rule: that for me, where I want to do nothing but good, evil is close at my side.
“Divine Father, sweet hope of our souls, may You be known, honoured and loved by all men!” (Antiphon of the Office to God the Father)
This antiphon summarizes the great desire expressed by the Father in the message to Mother Eugenia Ravasio. It can become for us an unceasing petition to God, asking Him to lead people to this decisive conclusion. Read More