Listening to Wisdom  

Sirach 4:11-19

Wisdom exalts her sons and gives help to those who seek her. Whoever loves her loves life, and those who seek her early will be filled with joy. Whoever holds her fast will obtain glory, and the Lord will bless the place she enters. Those who serve her will minister to the Holy One; the Lord loves those who love her. He who obeys her will judge the nations, and whoever gives heed to her will dwell secure. If he has faith in her he will obtain her; and his descendants will remain in possession of her. For at first she will walk with him on tortuous paths, she will bring fear and cowardice upon him, and will torment him by her discipline until she trusts him, and she will test him with her ordinances.

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Serving God and man

 Mk 9:30-37

At that time, Jesus and his disciples went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to ask him. And they came to Caperna-um; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest.

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God raises the dead

Ez 37:1-14

Reading for the Monday after Pentecost

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; it was full of bones.  And he led me round among them; and behold, there were very many upon the valley; and lo, they were very dry.  And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, thou knowest.” Read More


“First you have to suffer from your evil heart, then you have to beg on your knees for a new heart” (Inner Word).

Jesus tells us that evil comes from our own hearts (Mt 15:19). It is a very sad statement, but it is the reality. Normally we do not like to hear such truths because they do not correspond to the image we have of ourselves and how we want to present ourselves to others. But in telling us this truth, the Lord gives us a golden key. Read More


“I therefore desire man to remember often that I am right there, where he is, that he could not live if I were not with him, living just as he is. In spite of his unbelief, I always remain close to him” (Father’s message to Sister Eugenia Ravasio).

The memory of God… How easily it fades from our minds! How quickly our thoughts become occupied with the things of this world and begin to wander! There are even people who spend a lifetime without thinking about God, and perhaps have heard little or nothing about Him. Read More

Solemnity of Pentecost – The Spirit orders all things

1 Cor 12:3b-7:12-13

“Bretheren: no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.”

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“You who are in the true light, tell them [mankind] how sweet it is to live in the truth!” (Father’s Message to Sr. Eugenia Ravasio).

This request springs from the depths of our Heavenly Father’s Heart and is addressed to all people who are in the true light. It is important to pay close attention to these words: only when we live in the “true light” are we able to give the witness that the world so urgently needs. Ambiguity only confuses people! Read More

Pentecost Novena – Day 9: “The Bridegroom of souls”

If in the previous meditations we have come to know and love the Holy Spirit as the Friend and Keeper of our souls, today we want to contemplate Him as the Bridegroom of our souls.

All expressions of love in the human sphere have their starting point in God Himself. So we can make this beautiful comparison by considering the Holy Spirit as the Bridegroom who is courting our soul.

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