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2021December

  1. Wednesday: Feast Day of the Immaculate… — On December 8, we honor Mary, our Mother. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic…
  2. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Ambrose — We have heard this quote thousands of times, but did you know St. Ambrose was the…
  3. Monday: Feast of St. Nicholas — The feast of St. Nicholas, bishop, falls on December 6, at the beginning of Advent. This day…
  4. Sunday: The Second Sunday of Advent — Today we are introduced to John the Baptist. It is a beautiful reading painting for us the picture…
  5. Saturday: Feast Day of St. John… — Some beautiful words to contemplate today on St. John’s Feast day. ”All who ask…
  6. Friday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — Today’s quote from St. Francis Xavier is a sobering thought that hopefully will spur us on…
  7. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — Jeremiah 29:11 ”For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your…
  8. Wednesday: Blessed Are They who Hunger… — Matthew 15:29-37 Today’s gospel is the second account in the gospel of Matthew in which…

2021November

  1. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Andrew, the… — “The Apostle Andrew was one of the twelve main disciples of Jesus Christ and the brother of…
  2. Monday: Hanukkah Begins Today — “Hanukkah, today, is an eight-day period of celebration with special songs, foods and…
  3. Sunday: The First Sunday of Advent — The First Sunday of Advent brings readings that promote a spirit of anticipation, for this is the…
  4. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — A quote from Saint Paula Frassinetti seems fitting on this day devoted to the Blessed Virgin…
  5. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — Jeremiah 29:13 ”When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all…
  6. Thursday: Thanksgiving Day — Words to live by as we give thanks to God: ”Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy…
  7. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Andrew Dung… — Andrew Dung-Lac, a Catholic convert ordained to the priesthood, was one of 117 people martyred in…
  8. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Columban — “Be gentle to the weak, firm to the stubborn, steadfast to the proud, humble to the…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of St. Cecilia — Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her…
  10. Sunday: Feast Day of OUR LORD JESUS… — So Pilate went back into the praetorium and summoned Jesus and said to him, “Are you the…
  11. Saturday: Wisdom — Resplendent and unfading is Wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found…
  12. Friday: The Passion/The Precious… — “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with…
  13. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Rose… — Some words of wisdom from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne: ”Strength of character is…
  14. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of… — In her short life, Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has…
  15. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Gertrude the… — “I understand that, each time we contemplate with desire and devotion the Host in which is…
  16. Monday: Feast Day of St. Albert the… — “The greater and more persistent, your confidence in God, the more abundantly you will…
  17. Sunday: Thirty Third Sunday in… — Our gospel reading for today brings to the forefront of our attention, the end times. It speaks of…
  18. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Frances… — On this Saturday dedicated to the Blessed Mother, let us turn towards her and tell her all that is…
  19. Friday: Feast Day of St. Josaphat — St Josaphat’s favourite devotional exercise was to make prostrations in which the head…
  20. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Martin of… — It is interesting that the feast day of St. Martin of Tours is on Veteran’s Day. St. Martin…
  21. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Leo the… — These words of St. Leo the Great should give one reason to pause and examine one’s own…
  22. Tuesday: The Feast of The Dedication… — Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are wrong. St.…
  23. Monday: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn,… — For he has not spurned or disdained the misery of this poor wretch, Did not turn away from…
  24. Sunday: Thirty Second Sunday in… — Today’s gospel is about alms giving and its value. The widow who put one small coin into the…
  25. Saturday: Obedience — 1 Samuel 15:22 “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much…
  26. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — From the book, Time to Meet the Angels, by Dr. Mark Miravalle, we read about the…
  27. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Charles… — Never doubt the mercy of God to forgive. He wants nothing more than to be united to you in love.…
  28. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Martin de… — “Everything, even sweeping, scraping vegetables, weeding a garden and waiting on the sick…
  29. Tuesday: Feast Day of The… — Today’s first reading is one of rich imagery bringing to life the transition from this life…
  30. Monday: Feast Day of All Saints — Today is the feast of All Saints. The second reading is so beautiful in that we hear directly how…

2021October

  1. Saturday: Wisdom — “For in her [Wisdom] is a spirit/ intelligent, holy, unique,/ Manifold, subtle, agile,/…
  2. Friday: The Passion/The Precious… — Ephesians 1:3, 7-10 ”Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who…
  3. Thursday: Feast Day of Saints Simon and… — This is a quote from Pope Benedict XVI on the feast day of Saints Simon and Jude. “Simon…
  4. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — Job 36:11 ”If they listen and serve him, they spend their days in prosperity, their…
  5. Tuesday: Blessed Are The Meek — Philippians 1:9-11 ”And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more…
  6. Monday: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn — We can take great comfort in the words of the Lord to us through Isaiah 65:24 ”Before…
  7. Sunday: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary… — In today’s gospel reading, Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus for healing. One must admire his…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of St. John of… — The words of St. John of Capistrano: “Those who are called to the table of the Lord must…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. John Paul… — 1 Peter 1:22-23 ”Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for…
  10. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — Here is an example of boundless Mercy, which is an immeasurable gift from God. Ephesians…
  11. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Paul of the… — This quote is one that could produce great fruit if we took the time to contemplate…
  12. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saints John de… — Read this quote of st. Isaac Jogues. ”My confidence is placed in God who does not need…
  13. Monday: Feast Day of St. Luke — It is fitting that St. Luke has the title, Evangelist. The gospel reading for today, his feast, is…
  14. Sunday: Twenty Ninth Sunday in… — The message from today’s gospel is simple: Jesus wants us to serve others. Our greatness…
  15. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Margaret… — “Let every knee bend before Thee, O greatness of my God, so supremely humbled in the Sacred…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of St. Teresa of… — In this year of St. Joseph, let us read the words of St. Teresa of Avila in reference to the…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of Pope St.… — Today is the feast day of St. Callistus. St. Callistus was pope back in the 3rd century, and was…
  18. Wednesday: Courage — In this gospel reading, the blind man has not only faith, as Jesus points out, but he has courage…
  19. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — Eleazar is a beautiful example of meekness. Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man…
  20. Monday: Feast Day of Pope St. John… — Here is a beautiful quote from Pope John XXIII: “Consult not your fears but your hopes…
  21. Sunday: Twenty Eighth Sunday in… — Today’s second reading is a true prelude to the gospel. Hebrews 4:12-13…
  22. Saturday: In Honor of the Blessed… — “You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the great boast of Israel, you are the great pride…
  23. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for…
  24. Thursday: Feast Day of Our Lady of the… — The most amazing thing about the Rosary is that Mary made 15 promises to those who recite it…
  25. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Bruno — Quote of St. Bruno: ”For the devil may tempt the good, but he cannot find rest in them;…
  26. Tuesday: Feast Day of Blessed Francis… — Quote from Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos: ”In matters of faith and piety let us rather…
  27. Monday: Feast Day of St. Francis of… — Quote From St. Francis: ”If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures…
  28. Sunday: Twenty Seventh Sunday in… — It is so interesting to note that in today’s gospel, Jesus discusses divorce and the…
  29. Saturday: Feast Day of Our Guardian… — From the book entitled, Time to Meet the Angels, Dr. Mark Miravalle suggests we say the…
  30. Friday: Feast Day of St. Therese of… — Quote from St. Therese: “Remember that this sweet Jesus is there in the Tabernacle…

2021September

  1. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Jerome — Some thoughts of St. Jerome bring poinant reflection today. ”Good, better, best.…
  2. Wednesday: Feast Day of the Archangels — St. Michael is the head of the heavenly army, ready to defend us when we ask. St. Gabriel is…
  3. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, For… — I even consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.…
  4. Monday: Feast Day of St. Vincent de… — We can see the importance of humility in these two quotes from St. Vincent de…
  5. Sunday: Twenty Sixth Sunday in… — In today’s gospel we hear Jesus say, “There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my…
  6. Saturday: In Honor of the Blessed… — The Magnificat Luke 1:46-55 “My soul proclaims the greatness of the…
  7. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who trust in him, to the one that seeks him.
  8. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Pio of… — These words of St. Pio should open our eyes to trusting in the Lord and recognizing where…
  9. Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — 1 Corinthians 10:13 No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will…
  10. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Matthew,… — As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to…
  11. Monday: Feast Day of Saints Andrew… — Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon and Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions were martyrs of Korea. These were…
  12. Sunday: Twenty Fifith Sunday in… — They left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about…
  13. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — The times we need peace are sometimes due to fear. These can be fear of loss, fear of inadequacy,…
  14. Friday: Feast Day of St. Robert… — Food for thought from St. Robert Bellarmine: ”On the last day, when the general…
  15. Thursday: Feast Day of Saints Cornelius… — Quote of St. Cyprian: “You who are envious, let me tell you that however often you may…
  16. Wednesday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — For a while there were two feasts in honor of the Sorrowful Mother: one going back to the 15th…
  17. Tuesday: Feast of the Exaltation of… — The one symbol most often identified with Jesus and his Church is the cross. Today we celebrate…
  18. Monday: Feast Day of St. John… — Quote of St. John Chrysostom: ”Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a…
  19. Sunday: Twenty Fourth Sunday in… — In today’s gospel, Mark 8:27-35, Peter is in the spotlight. First Jesus asks the disciples,…
  20. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — But I shall sing of your strength, extol your mercy at dawn, For you are my fortress, my…
  21. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — Luke 21:12-19 Jesus said to the crowd, “They will arrest you and persecute…
  22. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Peter Clave — Words of Wisdom from St. Peter Claver: “We must speak to them with our hands by giving,…
  23. Wednesday: The Feast of The Nativity of… — Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s birth. However, the apocryphal Protoevangelium…
  24. Tuesday: The Jewish Feast of Rosh… — Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of…
  25. Monday: Labor Day — St. John Paul II found work so important that he wrote an encyclical on the value of work entitled…
  26. Sunday: Twenty Third Sunday in… — In today’s gospel reading, Jesus cures a deaf mute. In the process of doing so, Jesus puts…
  27. Saturday: Wisdom — Isaiah 12:2 ”God indeed is my salvation; I am confident and unafraid. For…
  28. Friday: Feast Day of St. Gregory the… — Quote from St. Gregory: “No one does more harm in the Church than he who has the…
  29. Thursday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — Matthew 4:18-22 In this gospel reading, Jesus walks by the Sea of Galilee and sees Peter and…
  30. Wednesday: World Day of Prayer for the… — From Vatican News, Earth Day 2021: ”Commemorating the 51st Earth Day on…

2021August

  1. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek — “If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the…
  2. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — “Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is…
  3. Sunday: Twenty Second Sunday in… — In today’s gospel reading, the Pharisees complain to Jesus that His disciples eat without…
  4. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Augustine — This quote from St. Augustine should make you think: ”Since love grows within you, so…
  5. Friday: Feast Day of St. Monica — St. Monica is a prime example of the power of unceasing prayer. She prayed continually for the…
  6. Thursday: Mercy — The Mercy of God ”Lord, what is man that you take notice of him; the son of man,…
  7. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Louis IX — “In order to avoid contention, never contradict anyone, except in case of sin or some danger…
  8. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Bartholomew,… — In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some scholars…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima — “Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace. The gift…
  10. Sunday: Twenty First Sunday in… — In today’s gospel reading we hear about those who could not accept the teaching of Jesus in…
  11. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Pius X — “The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the…
  12. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — “On my bed at night I sought him whom my soul loves— I sought him but I did not…
  13. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him, upon those who count on his…
  14. Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — “As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul…
  15. Tuesday: Gentleness — Ponder the gentleness of the Lord in this passage. Exodus 14:14 ”The Lord will fight…
  16. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — In danger I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is with…
  17. Sunday: Feast Day of the Assumption… — Part of the gospel reading today is the Magnificat of Mary. Let us take a moment to reflect on her…
  18. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Maximillian… — The devotion for Saturday is The Blessed Virgin Mary. And today is the feast day of St.…
  19. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — Psalm 63:1-8 ”O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh…
  20. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Jane Frances… — Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she…
  21. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Clare of… — Quote of St. Clare: “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we…
  22. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek — Zephaniah 3:19 ”I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the…
  23. Monday: Feast Day of St. Teresa… — Quote of St. Teresa Benedicta: “Each finite creature can reflect only a fraction of…
  24. Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel was a teaching that turned many people away from Jesus. And yet is is the…
  25. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Cajetan,… — Quote of St. Cajetan: “If you want Christ to love you and help you, you must love Him and…
  26. Friday: Feast of the Transfiguration… — Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John,and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.…
  27. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — Sister Faustina’s Diary, Paragraph 681 ”Amid the greatest torments, I fix the gaze…
  28. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. JOhn Vianney — Quote of St. John Vianney: ”My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer…
  29. Tuesday: Piety — “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things…
  30. Monday: Feast Day of St. Peter Julian… — Quote from St. Peter Julian Eymard: “In order to succeed in it (prayer), it should be…
  31. Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Here Jesus reveals himself as the bread of life sent from heaven. The people have followed Him…

2021July

  1. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Ignatius of… — Quote from St. Ignatius: “Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything…
  2. Friday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — Quote from St. Peter Chrysologus: ”Listen to the Lord’s appeal:…Come, then,…
  3. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Martha — Today is the feast of St. Martha. In John’s gospel reading for today, Martha proclaims her…
  4. Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — “Now who is going to harm you if you are enthusiastic for what is good? But even if you…
  5. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, For… — “But the righteous live forever, and in the Lord is their recompense, and the thought of…
  6. Monday: Feast Day of Saints Joachim… — Saints Joachim (sometimes spelled “Joaquin,” pronounced “wal-keem”) and…
  7. Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday in… — The gospel reading for today is the feeding of the five thousand. In those days, they only counted…
  8. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — Here we see the value of peacemakers and the effect they have in bringing peace. Isaiah…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. Bidget of… — From age 7 on, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. Her visions formed the basis for her…
  10. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Mary… — Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet…
  11. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Lawrence of… — Quote from st. Lawrence of Brindisi: “God is love and all His operations proceed from…
  12. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Apollinaris — St. Apollinaris was a bishop, martyr, and possible disciple of St. Peter. Apollinaris was born in…
  13. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — In Mark 5:25-34, the story of the woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years…
  14. Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Two simple thoughts stand out in today’s gospel reading. 1. Jesus took the apostles apart…
  15. Saturday: Wisdom — Psalm 104:1-24 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century.…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Bonaventure — Perhaps not a household name for most people, Saint Bonaventure, nevertheless, played an important…
  18. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Kateri… — The blood of martyrs is the seed of saints. Nine years after the Jesuits Isaac Jogues and Jean de…
  19. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Henry — As German king and Holy Roman Emperor, Henry was a practical man of affairs. He was energetic in…
  20. Monday: Generosity of Heart — In this scripture passage, we read of the generosity of the Lord. It is simple and straight…
  21. Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — In today’s gospel, Jesus sends out the apostles two by two. He instructs them to take…
  22. Saturday: Wisdom — Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10 ”Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your…
  23. Friday: Feast Day of St. Augustine… — Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations…
  24. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — From St. Faustina’s Diary, in the words of Faustina: ”I must never judge anyone,…
  25. Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — Isaiah 45:3 and 8 ”I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret…
  26. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek — Mother Teresa of Calcutta had a beautiful prayer worthy of sharing to lead us to…
  27. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — Isaiah 57:15 ”For thus says the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, whose name is…
  28. Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel is about Jesus in his own hometown. He had very few followers there because…
  29. Saturday: Independence Day — As we celebrate our independence on July 4, let us meditate on how we can fully experience freedom…
  30. Friday: Purity of Heart — “Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for me shall not be put to…
  31. Thursday: Mercy — From St. Faustina’s Diary, the words of Jesus: ”Jesus: My child, do you fear the…

2021June

  1. Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — Today is the Feast Day of The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church. Who better to represent…
  2. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, For… — Apostles of the early church, the faith would not have flourished as it did without these two…
  3. Monday: Knowledge — The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second…
  4. Sunday: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel reading from Mark has a story of a healing inside another story of healing. A…
  5. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — Psalm 1:1-3 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or…
  6. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — John 11:40 Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you…
  7. Thursday: Feast Day of The Nativity of… — Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist. It’s pretty awesome…
  8. Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger… — In today’s reading for mass from Genesis, God promises Abram that his descendants will be as…
  9. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Thomas More — His belief that no lay ruler has jurisdiction over the Church of Christ cost Thomas More his…
  10. Monday: Feast Day of St. Aloysius… — “When He takes away what He once lent us, His purpose is to store our treasure elsewhere,…
  11. Sunday: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary… — In today’s gospel, Jesus calms the stormy seas. The apostles are in awe of who Jesus…
  12. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — In the midst of a wasted youth, Romuald watched his father kill a relative in a duel over…
  13. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where…
  14. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — “Jesus, — From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the…
  15. Wednesday: Blesssed are they who hunger… — Today’s gospel pairs perfectly with our beatitude for Wednesday: Blessed Are they who hunger…
  16. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, For… — “’You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your…
  17. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone…
  18. Sunday: The Eleventh Sunday in… — Part of today’s gospel says this, “He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if…
  19. Saturday: Feast Day of The Immaculate… — How many treasures does the Heart of Mary hold? Too many to count. Go to her to learn about her…
  20. Friday: Feast of The Most Sacred… — The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion that encompasses the whole of our faith. The Heart of…
  21. Thursday: The Holy Eucharist — “September 19, [1937]. Today, the Lord told me, My daughter, write that it pains Me very…
  22. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Ephrem — Poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syriac Christian recognized…
  23. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting…
  24. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — Romans 6:20-23 ”When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So…
  25. Sunday: Feast of Corpus Christi — Mark 14:22-26 “While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he…
  26. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Boniface — Boniface bears out the Christian rule: To follow Christ is to follow the way of the cross. For…
  27. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — “Today, I have heard these words: My daughter, delight of My Heart, it is with pleasure…
  28. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — “Oh how misleading are appearances, and how unjust the judgments. Oh, how often virtue…
  29. Wednesday: Feast of St. Marcellinus and… — Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the…
  30. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — “And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show…

2021May

  1. Monday: The Feast of the Visitation… — This is a fairly late feast, going back only to the 13th or 14th century. It was established…
  2. Sunday: Feast of The Most Holy… — “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.…
  3. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Paul VI — Born near Brescia in northern Italy, Giovanni Battista Montini was the second of three sons. His…
  4. Friday: Understanding — “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the…
  5. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Augustine of… — In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England.…
  6. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Philip Neri — St. Philip Neri had a great sense of humor. He drew many people to the Lord with this quality.…
  7. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Mary… — Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of…
  8. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — “My Jesus, support me when difficult and stormy days come, days of testing, days of ordeal,…
  9. Sunday: Feast of Pentecost — “When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house…
  10. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — Isaiah 61:10 and 62:2-3 ”I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall…
  11. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — John 6:66-69 ”Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about…
  12. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — A prayer of Sister Faustina on February 28, 1937: “Today, I was undergoing the Passion of…
  13. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Ivo — Ivo Helory, a legal scholar from Kermartin, France, served as an ecclesiastical judge in the…
  14. Tuesday: Gentleness — “For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As…
  15. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — “A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already…
  16. Sunday: Seventh Sunday of Easter — We see in today’s reading that Jesus is surely our Gateway to the Father. He speaks…
  17. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Isidore — “Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In particular, he is the…
  18. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — “Let souls who are striving for perfection particularly adore My mercy, because the…
  19. Thursday: Feast Day of the Ascension of… — “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole…
  20. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of…
  21. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Ignatius of… — “Ignatius was the son of a poor farmer in Laconi, Italy. He was born on December 17, 1701.…
  22. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — The words of Sirach should bring us great comfort if we are in distress. They allow us to know the…
  23. Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter — Today’s gospel reading is one of great love. Jesus speaks to His disciples telling them of…
  24. Saturday: The Mother of God — “Since that time, I have been living under the virginal cloak of the Mother of God. She has…
  25. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure,…
  26. Thursday: Counsel — Listen to the words of Isaiah, telling us of the goodness of God. He is always there for us, ready…
  27. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — If we hunger and thirst for righteousness, we should heed the words of Peter, for they show us…
  28. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — “Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards,…
  29. Monday: Feast Day of St. Philip and… — James, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and, of course, the fact that…
  30. Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Easter — Today’s gospel reading is the teaching of the vine and the branches. If we truly enter into…
  31. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Joseph, the… — To capture the devotion to Saint Joseph within the Catholic liturgy, in 1870, Pope Pius IX…

2021April

  1. Friday: Truthfulness — Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from…
  2. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — “In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the…
  3. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my…
  4. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek — April 16, 1937. “Today, as God’s Majesty swept over me, my soul understood that the…
  5. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — John 14:2 says, “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not…
  6. Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter — “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand,…
  7. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Fidelis,… — If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his…
  8. Friday: Feast Day of St. George — Saint George is the object of a vast amount of imagination. There is every reason to believe that…
  9. Thursday: The Mercy of God — “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ’See, the home of God is among…
  10. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Anselm — Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church’s greatest…
  11. Tuesday: Piety — “If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds,…
  12. Monday: I believe in Jesus Christ — “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through…
  13. Sunday: Blessed Are the Poor in… — Today’s gospel is the aftermath of The Road to Emmaus. As if that story wasn’t…
  14. Saturday: Wisdom — Wisdom praises herself, and tells of her glory in the midst of her people. In the assembly of…
  15. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — This reading should give us great comfort. The apostles were still not pure of heart, for they did…
  16. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — Matthew 22:20-22 ”Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose…
  17. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — Isaiah 45:3 and 8b ”I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in…
  18. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Martin I,… — When Martin I became pope in 649, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire and the…
  19. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn,… — In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we have a story of those who should have…
  20. Sunday: Divine Mercy Sunday — “During adoration I felt God close to me. A moment later I saw Jesus and Mary. At the sight…
  21. Saturday: Saturday in the Octave of… — “Mary is my Instructress, who is ever teaching me how to live for God. My spirit brightens…
  22. Friday: Friday in the Octave of… — And the daily readings continue with another sighting of the Risen Lord: John 21:1-14: After…
  23. Thursday: Thursday in the Octave of… — Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the…
  24. Wednesday: Wednesday in the Octave of… — “The Liturgy of Easter Week indicates that every day within the Octave is treated the same…
  25. Tuesday: Tuesday in the Octave of… — “If Holy Week is the most sacred and most important week of the entire ecclesiastical year,…
  26. Monday: Monday in the Octave of… — “An octave is the eight-day period during which Easter or Christmas is celebrated, and…
  27. Sunday: Easter Sunday — John 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the…
  28. Saturday: Holy Saturday — Holy Saturday is the period of Holy Week when Catholics remember Jesus’ entombment. It is a…
  29. Friday: Good Friday — Can you watch Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion, today? Enter into the suffering Jesus…
  30. Thursday: Thursday of Holy Week — On Thursday of Holy Week two important events take place in the Church: The Chrism Mass, and the…

2021March

  1. Wednesday: Wednesday of Holy Week — In today’s gospel, we look at the person of Judas Iscariot. It begins with his discussion…
  2. Tuesday: Tuesday of Holy Week — “When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, ‘Amen, amen, I say to…
  3. Monday: Monday of Holy Week — Today’s gospel story is dinner at the home of Lazarus. There is an interplay of…
  4. Sunday: Palm Sunday of The Passion of… — Today the people proclaim, “Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of…
  5. Saturday: The Blessed Mother — From “The Reed of God:” ”The description of His birth in the Gospel does not…
  6. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — In his book, “Behold the Pierced One,” Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger says, “Man…
  7. Thursday: Feast Day of The Annunciation… — The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first celebrated in the fourth…
  8. Wednesday: Courage — In today’s day and age, we sometimes feel things are not all as they should…
  9. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Turibius of… — Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord…
  10. Monday: Knowledge — The gift of the Holy Spirit for today is Knowledge. Knowledge is defined by St. Augustine as…
  11. Sunday: The Fifth Sunday of Lent — In today’s gospel we have several well known Scripture phrases: “Amen, amen, I say to…
  12. Saturday: Wisdom — In “The Reed of God,” Caryll Houselander is speaking about the Blessed Mother’s…
  13. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — In “The Story of a Soul”, Therese was speaking about the dificulty she sometimes had…
  14. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — Words of Jesus to St. Faustina: ”Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield…
  15. Wednesday: Duty — “For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks,…
  16. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — From the diary of St. Faustina: Particular interior practice; that is, the examination of…
  17. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — “The fact that we are imperfect does not diminish his incomprehensible beauty, his infinite…
  18. Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Lent — The action of Moses lifting the serpent in the desert, prefigures the lifting of Jesus on the…
  19. Saturday: Prudence — Jesus said to his disciples,“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will…
  20. Friday: Truthfulness — I am the Lord, there is no other. I form the light, and create the darkness, I make weal and…
  21. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — Revelation 19:7-8 says, “For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made…
  22. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — How do we complete our duty? How do we serve others? Ephesians 1:12 tells us, “So that we…
  23. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Frances of… — Frances’ life combines aspects of secular and religious life. A devoted and loving wife, she…
  24. Monday: Blessed Are those who Mourn,… — In the gospel of John we read, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my…
  25. Sunday: Third Sunday of Lent — The gospel today is the story of the money changers desecrating the temple of God and Jesus’…
  26. Saturday: Wisdom — Prayer of Venerable Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan: ”When I am so convinced about some…
  27. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — St. Therese had such confidence in God. There was a purity about her that was both innocent,…
  28. Thursday: Mercy — “It is no easy thing to bear suffering joyfully, especially those which are unmerited.…
  29. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Katharine… — If your father is an international banker and you ride in a private railroad car, you are not…
  30. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — “When Our Lady stood up, a queenly child, and uttered her fiat to the Angel of God, her…
  31. Monday: Feast Day of St. David — According to tradition, St. David was the son of King Sant of South Wales and St. Non. He was…

2021February

  1. Sunday: Second Sunday of Lent — Today’s gospel reading is the recounting of the Transfiguration. Ponder for a moment why the…
  2. Saturday: Annointing of the Sick — “Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them…
  3. Friday: Understanding — “No one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit…
  4. Thursday: Mercy — Jesus mercifully rebukes and quiets our fears when we confide ourselves to Jesus and His…
  5. Wednesday: Courage — “Admonish your neighbor before you break with him; and give due place to the Law of the…
  6. Tuesday: Gentleness — “Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should…
  7. Monday: Blessed Are those who Mourn,… — “On this mountain the Lord of hosts/ will provide for all peoples/ A feast of rich food and…
  8. Sunday: First Sunday of Lent — In Mark’s presentation of the story of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert being tempted…
  9. Saturday: Protection Through Obedience — “During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of…
  10. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — “Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in…
  11. Thursday: Counsel — “I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance.…
  12. Wednesday: Courage — “Strengthen hands that are feeble, make firm knees that are weak, Say to the fearful…
  13. Tuesday: Piety — Psalm 18:2 says, “I love you, Lord, my strength.” Piety is the gift of filial love…
  14. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — “No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried…
  15. Sunday: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — “A leper came to him [and kneeling down] begged him and said, ‘If you wish, you can…
  16. Saturday: Wisdom — “And whoever enters into God’s rest, rests from his own works as God did from his.…
  17. Friday: Truth — When we live in truth, we have nothing to hide, nothing to fear. We need only face each day,…
  18. Thursday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the…
  19. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Scholastica — Twins often share the same interests and ideas with an equal intensity. Therefore, it is no…
  20. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Apollonia — St. Apollonia, who died in the year 249, was martyred for not renouncing her faith during the…
  21. Monday: Feast Day of St. Jerome… — Jerome Emiliani lay chained in the dark dirty dungeon. Only a short time before he had been a…
  22. Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Tme — Today’s gospel speaks of the work of Jesus as he begins his ministry. The gospel begns with…
  23. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — “My eager expectation and hope is that I shall not be put to shame in any way, but that with…
  24. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to…
  25. Thursday: The Eucharist — Matthew 8:8 reads, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word…
  26. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — “Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men throughout the world who live and die in…
  27. Tuesday: Meekness — “This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with him we shall also live with…
  28. Monday: Blessed Are those who Mourn — Joshua 1:5 says, “No one can withstand you as long as you live. As I was with Moses, I will…

2021January

  1. Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary… — In today’s gospel, Jesus teaches in the synagogue “as one having authority.” The…
  2. Saturday: Protection Through Obedience — Obedience is better than sacrifice, to listen, better than the fat of rams.
  3. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — God Calling September 21 ”My children, have I been so long time with…
  4. Thursday: Mercy — “Although sin is an abyss of wickedness and ingratitude, the price paid for us can never be…
  5. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — Remember the Lord said, “Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore,…
  6. Tuesday: They Glory of the Lord — Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his…
  7. Monday: Bleesed Are They Who Mourn — Venerable Thomas A Kempis wrote: “I am with him in tribulation (Ps 91:15). Lord, what…
  8. Sunday: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time — The story continues of Jesus gathering the apostles one by one, or two by two. He has called…
  9. Saturday: Wisdom — “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your…
  10. Friday: Truth — Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father…
  11. Thursday: Mercy — This is a quote from St. Peter Chrysologus: ”Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the…
  12. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — “For neither is there any god besides you, whose care is for all people, to whom you should…
  13. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Henry — The Englishman Henry was consecrated bishop of Uppsala, Sweden in 1152. When Sweden’s king,…
  14. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — From the Diary of St. Faustina, we read the words of Jesus on the topic of suffering: “My…
  15. Sunday: Second Sunday in Ordinary… — In today’s reading, we are introduced to Jesus through John the Baptist. John calls Him the…
  16. Saturday: Obedience and Prudence — Divine Mercy Diary, # 1069: “March 29, 1937. During meditation today, I saw the Lord in…
  17. Friday: Feast Day of St. Paul the… — Paul the First Hermit was also known as Paul of Thebes, an Egyptian hermit and friend of St.…
  18. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — Words of Jesus to St. Faustina, “I desire that you know more profoundly the love that…
  19. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — On June 10, 2004, Mary (an unknown saint) Spoke to mothers, but specifically single mothers. She…
  20. Tuesday: The Invisible Reality — On May 17, 2004, Jesus gave us this message. “It is important that you, children of the…
  21. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — Our beatitude today speaks of mourning. There are many reasons to mourn. We can experience the…
  22. Sunday: Feast of the Baptism of the… — Yesterday our gospel reading was from John. But even though today’s reading is from Mark, it…
  23. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers,… — Todays gospel is an example of both Humility and peace. John the Baptist was asked about Jesus and…
  24. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — Who shall see God? The pure of heart. How do we get a pure heart? Have a singular intention to…
  25. Thursday: I believe in the Communion of… — The Apostle’s Creed professes, “I believe in the Communion of Saints.” These are…
  26. Wednesday: Courage — Do you feel you lack courage? Think about your daily walk with the Lord. Do you continue to pursue…
  27. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — The gift of meekness is manifested in the lives of the saints. We see it so clearly in the stories…
  28. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — Psalm 59:16 says, “For you have been a fortress for me and a refuge in the day of my…
  29. Sunday: Feast Day of The Epiphany of… — The Visit of the Wise Men In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem…
  30. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers,… — December 22, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His children ”My children, I…
  31. Friday: SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY… — “So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When…

2020December

  1. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — December 22, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His children ”Children of the…
  2. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — December 22, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His children ”My child, for so…
  3. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — December 22, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His children ”All children of…
  4. Monday: Blessed Are those who Mourn,… — December 21, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”I wish to speak to…
  5. Sunday: Feast Day of The Holy Family — Today’s gospel is a glimpse of the Holy Family. Jesus is taken to the Temple to be presented…
  6. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers,… — December 21, 2003 God the Father Speake To His Children ”My children of…
  7. Friday: CHRISTMAS DAY — In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.…
  8. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — December 21, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”My children,…
  9. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — December 20, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”My children of…
  10. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — December 20, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”My children of…
  11. Monday: Blessed Are those who Mourn,… — December 19, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”My children, as…
  12. Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent — In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a…
  13. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers,… — December 19, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”My little ones feel great…
  14. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — December 18, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”It is I, the…
  15. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — December 17, 2003 God the Father Speaks to His Children ”Greetings to you,…
  16. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — These are the words of Jesus, recorded May 24, 2004 concerning fidelity to the Church through…
  17. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saint Mary… — The pounding on the barricaded door of the military hospital sent every heart thudding in terror.…
  18. Monday: Feast Day of St. John of the… — A quote from St. John of the Cross: “Where there is no love, put love — and you will…
  19. Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent — In today’s gospel, John the Baptist is introduced and questioned. “So they said to…
  20. Saturday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Unborn: Virgin of Guadalupe, patroness of…
  21. Friday: Feast Day of Pope St. Damasus… — From the Decree of Damasus (attributed to St Pope Damasus I): The arrangement of the names…
  22. Thursday: Mercy — Divine Mercy in My Soul Paragraph 1190 The words of Jesus— ”From all My…
  23. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Juan Diego — St. Juan Diego received the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the 1500’s. Our Lady…
  24. Tuesday: Feast of The Immaculate… — This article appeared in the The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 48, Number 25, on 7 December…
  25. Monday: Feast Day of St. Ambrose — “It is a better thing to save souls for the Lord than to save treasures. He who sent forth…
  26. Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent — Today’s gospel is the beginning of the gospel of St. Mark. His introduction first speaks of…
  27. Saturday: Prudence — Jesus exemplified prudence in His life, always seeking to do God’s Will alone. If we follow…
  28. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — Listen to the words of Jesus in extoling the blessing bestowed on those who “see” God.…
  29. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — The importance of faith is revealed in this statement from St. Francis Xavier: “It is…
  30. Wednesday: Duty — In our day to day life, we are called to be faithful to our duty, our vocation. Parents are the…
  31. Tuesday: Blessed Are the Meek, for… — At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of…

2020November

  1. Monday: Feast Day of St. Andrew — Andrew was Saint Peter’s brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by…
  2. Sunday: First Sunday of Advent — The words of today’s gospel speak for themselves: “Beware, keep alert; for you do…
  3. Saturday: Protection Through Obedience — “All creation sings praise to God simply by being fully what the Creator intended. Obedience…
  4. Friday: The Passion of Our Lord — The suffering of Our Lord continues today when looking at sin and disobedience that is so common…
  5. Thursday: Thanksgiving Day — Many of the Psalms have a theme of thanksgiving. Here are a few of them to spark a grateful heart…
  6. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Catherine of… — “Strength for a person who desires to acquire virtues, consists in not losing heart when one…
  7. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Andrew… — As we look around us and see the moral values of the world we live in, we can state confidently,…
  8. Monday: Feast Day of Blessed Miguel…“¡Viva Cristo Rey!”—Long live Christ the King!—were the last words…
  9. Sunday: Feast of Our Lord Jesus… — The gospel reading today is entitled “The Judgment of the Nations.” It sets the scene…
  10. Saturday: Feast Day of the Presentation… — The Story of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mary’s presentation…
  11. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — The scene of the Transfiguration is set. Peter, James and John see the Lord transfigured before…
  12. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — Once, as I was going down the hall to the kitchen, I heard these words in my soul: Say…
  13. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Rose… — Born in Grenoble, France, of a family that was among the new rich, Rose learned political skills…
  14. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of… — “As in heaven Your will is punctually performed, so may it be done on earth by all…
  15. Monday: Feast Day of St. Margaret of… — Margaret of Scotland was a truly liberated woman in the sense that she was free to be herself. For…
  16. Sunday: Thirty Third Sunday in… — Today’s gospel is the parable of the talents. Each servant is given a differnt amount of…
  17. Saturday: Protection Through Obedience — In [Christ] we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes…
  18. Friday: Feast Day of St. Frances… — “We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend upon material…
  19. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Josaphat — “I am ready to die for the holy union, for the supremacy of Saint Peter and of his…
  20. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Martin of… — Romans 8:19-21 ”For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of…
  21. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Leo the… — “Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an…
  22. Monday: Feast Day of the Dedication… — When we think of the seat of Catholicism, images of St. Peter’s in Rome come to mind. In…
  23. Sunday: Thirty Second Sunday in… — Today the gospel is The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids. Five were wise, five, foolish. As we…
  24. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.…
  25. Friday: Truth — For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the…
  26. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — The words of Jesus to Sister Faustina, October 1, 1937: ”Daughter, I need sacrifice…
  27. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Charles… — “Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that…
  28. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Martin de… — “Compassion is preferable to cleanliness, With a bit of soap I can clean my bed, but…
  29. Monday: Feast Day of All Souls — John:10:1-10 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the…
  30. Sunday: Feast Day of All Saints — Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1717 .”The Beatitudes depict the…

2020October

  1. Saturday: Protection Through Obedience — “One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.” Dietrich…
  2. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — God Calling November 1 Prayer of Joy Joy is the messenger, dear Lord, that bears…
  3. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — “Love, it is for love of You, O Most Holy Trinity, that I offer myself to You as an oblation…
  4. Wednesday: Feast Day of Saints Simon and… — Our gospel reading for today is a list of the 12 chosen apostles of Our Lord. We rarely hear…
  5. Tuesday: The Invisible Reality — In Volume Seven, St. Gertrude encourages us to practice detachment: …“There must be a…
  6. Monday: Feast Day of Saints John de… — Words of St. Isaac Jogues: “Let us love silence till the world is made to die in our hearts.…
  7. Sunday: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary… — The gospel today contains a question put to Our Lord by the Pharisees. What is the greatest…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Anthony Mary… — “Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. John of… — “Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow with the brightness that comes from…
  10. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John Paul II — “A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for…
  11. Wednesday: Courage — Words of Jesus, September 21, 2004 My little souls see clearly how I am working in…
  12. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — “Humility reveals, to the smallness of our human self-awareness, its power. In efect,…
  13. Monday: Generosity of Heart — God Calling August 30 Give, Give, Give Give abundantly. Feel that you are rich. Have…
  14. Sunday: Twenty Ninth Sunday in… — The gospel today is one that can give us such comfort in questions of how we should act in regard…
  15. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Ignatius of… — “You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father;…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of St. Margaret… — Words of St. Margaret Mary:  “Are you making no progress in prayer? Then you need only…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Teresa of… — “Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it…
  18. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Callistus I — “In the Lord’s hand there is abundance of all things, because He is the Lord of powers…
  19. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — Meekness: “To what was (Our Lady) she asked to consent? First of all, to the…
  20. Monday: Blessed Are those who Mourn — Wisdom 3:1-9 ”But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no…
  21. Sunday: Twenty Eighth Sunday in… — The gospel today reminds us of last week’s gospel in that those who received the gifts of…
  22. Saturday: Wisdom — “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of…
  23. Friday: The Passion — God Calling January 8 Love Bangs the Door Life with Me is not immunity…
  24. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — The words of Jesus to St. Faustina: “Child, speak no more of your misery; it is already…
  25. Wednesday: Feast Day of Our Lady of the… — Quotes about the Rosary: St. John Paul II: “To pray the Rosary is to hand over our…
  26. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Bruno — Reflecting on the gift of Piety, let us read the words of St. Bruno. “In the solitude…
  27. Monday: Feast Day of Blessed Francis… — Francis Xavier Seelos was born in Fussen, Germany, in 1819. Expressing his desire for the…
  28. Sunday: Twenty Seventh Sunday in… — Today’s gospel is the story of the wicked tennants. God sends His servants to collect what…
  29. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — Mother Theresa said, “We have a right to be happy and peaceful.  we have been created…
  30. Friday: Feast Day of The Holy… — Let us follow the advice of St. Francis de Sales in appreciating our Guardian…
  31. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Therese of… — On this feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, let us reflect on two of her beautiful…

2020September

  1. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Jerome — “Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we…
  2. Tuesday: Feast Day of the Arcangels — In celebrating the archangels on Sept. 29, the Church reminds us of three special messengers who…
  3. Monday: Feast Day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz — “I am a Christian, and this I profess until the hour of my death and for God I shall live my…
  4. Sunday: Twenty Sixth Sunday in… — Today’s gospel gives us hope in spite of our sinfulness. Two brothers were asked to work for…
  5. Saturday: Feast Day of Saints Cosmas… — Saints Cosmas and Damian (Died c 286) Martyrs, Twin brothers and Physicians, Apostles of Charity,…
  6. Friday: Clothe the Naked — “Our work is constant. The problems of the poor continue, so our work continues. Yet…
  7. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — “Every human being is the object of God’s infinite tenderness, and he himself is…
  8. Wednesday: Feast Day of Saint Pius of… — “My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your…
  9. Tuesday: I believe in the Holy Spirit — “Saint Thomas Aquinas says that the Holy Spirit interiorly perfects our spirit,…
  10. Monday: Feast Day of St. Matthew,… — As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to…
  11. Sunday: Twenty Fifth Sunday in… — Today’s parable may be difficult for some to digest. Jesus tells the story of the landowner…
  12. Saturday: Blessed Are the Peacemakers — “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and…
  13. Friday: Instruct the Uninformed — “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,…
  14. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Robert… — St. Robert Bellarmine was an Italian cardinal and theologian, an opponent of the Protestant…
  15. Wednesday: Feast Day of Saints Cornelius… — There was no pope for 14 months after the martyrdom of Saint Fabian because of the intensity of…
  16. Tuesday: Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows — The Seven Sorrows of Mary are as follows: 1. The Prophecy of Simeon 2. The Flight into…
  17. Monday: Feast of the The Exaltation… — No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And…
  18. Sunday: Twenty Fourth Sunday in… — Today’s gospel reminds us we must be merciful in forgiveness to others. The gospel begins…
  19. Saturday: The Feast of the Most Holy… — Caryll Houselander speaks of the virginal quality of Our Lady in the book Reed of…
  20. Friday: Truth — Words of St. Faustina to Jesus: ”You have covered me with the cloak of Your mercy,…
  21. Thursday: Mercy — “So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for…
  22. Wednesday: The Importance of Love — Words of Jesus to St. Faustina: ”Love fills up the abyss that exists between My greatness…
  23. Tuesday: Feast of the Nativity of the… — From a homily on today’s feast day in 2009 at Creighton University: ”Today, Mary,…
  24. Monday: The Holy Spirit — “It is true that this trust in the unseen [work of the Spirit] can cause us to feel…
  25. Sunday: Twenty Third Sunday in… — Today’s gospel gives a few key topics of contemplation. But let us focus on prayer. Jesus…
  26. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — From The Reed of God: ”Our Lady was at the most fourteen when the angel came to her:…
  27. Friday: Truth — “But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as…
  28. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Gregory the… — “Moreover, because the slothful mind is typically brought to its downfall gradually, when we…
  29. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — God Calling August 27 Tangled Skeins Feel that…trust Me. Am I not leading you…
  30. Tuesday: World Day of Praye — “I always begin my prayer in silence, for it is in the silence of the heart that God speaks.…

2020August

  1. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — Hebrews 12:3-4 For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its…
  2. Sunday: Twenty Second Sunday in… — In today’s gospel, Peter is rebuked because he corrects Jesus in saying Jesus should never…
  3. Saturday: Wisdom — God Calling  September 30 Wisdom I have promised that for every day you…
  4. Friday: Feast Day of St. Augustine — “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you…
  5. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — “Long ago, Moses was inspired by God to command the Jewish people never to forget the graces…
  6. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — “The evils of our world—and those of the Church—must not be excuses for…
  7. Tuesday: I believe in the Holy Spirit — Until the SPIRIT from on high is poured out on us. And the wilderness becomes a garden land and…
  8. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bartholomew — In St. John’s Gospel, Bartholomew is known by the name Nathaniel (the liturgy does not…
  9. Sunday: Twenty-First Sunday in… — Peter’s Declaration about Jesus Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare′a…
  10. Saturday: Feast Day of The Queenship of… — Your divine throne endures for ever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; you love…
  11. Friday: Feast Day of St. Pius X — “Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the…
  12. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Bernard — “There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity. There are…
  13. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — God Calling July 26 Forget—Forgive Fill your world with Love and laughter.…
  14. Tuesday: I believe in the Holy Spirit — “It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken…
  15. Monday: The Holy Spirit — “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other…
  16. Sunday: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary… — The faith of the Canaanite woman is displayed today. I am amazed at her direct response. She…
  17. Saturday: Feast of The Assumption of… — Today’s gospel reading contains the Magnificat, Mary’s proclamation of the greatness…
  18. Friday: Feast Day of St. Maximilian… — “A man cannot rise any higher than this. The Immaculate is the highest degree of perfection…
  19. Thursday: Kindness — Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe…
  20. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Jane Frances… — “Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry…
  21. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Clare of… — “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we…
  22. Monday: Feast Day of St. Lawrence — “Sheltered under the name of Jesus Christ, I do not fear these pains, for they do not last…
  23. Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — The gospel story today shows us the importance of prayer. After Jesus had a busy day of work,…
  24. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Dominic — Quote of St. Dominic: ”A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must…
  25. Friday: Feast Day of St. Sixtus and… — Freedom to assemble has always been one of the first liberties that dictators deny to subjects…
  26. Thursday: The Transfiguaration of Our… — In the gospel reading for today, let us look at the disciples, Peter, James and John. They had to…
  27. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — Sometimes we wonder if we should speak of keep silent about the wrongs that we see. Let us…
  28. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John Vianney — St. John Vianney comments on the importance of morning prayer. “We must take great care…
  29. Monday: I believe in Jesus Chirst — Logos is defined as the Word of God, or principle of divine reason and creative order, identified…
  30. Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel speaks of the generosity of Jesus and His deep humility. Matthew tells of the…
  31. Saturday: Mary, Our Blessed Mother — “Mary was able to turn a stable into a home for Jesus, with poor swaddling clothes and an…

2020July

  1. Friday: Understanding — “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering,…
  2. Thursday: Mercy — Words of God the Father, December 20, 2003 ”My children of the world, look for Me.…
  3. Wednesday: Duty — “Dear parents, teach you children to pray. Pray with them.”
  4. Tuesday: Meekness — “Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil…
  5. Monday: Knowledge — Message from God the Father, December 20, 2003 My children of the earth, remain in the…
  6. Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday in… — Today’s gospel contains several analogies about the Kingdom of Heaven. Each one has a depth…
  7. Saturday: Wisdom — Do Not Rush, June 26 Learn in the little daily things of life to delay action until you…
  8. Friday: Truth — “I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take.”
  9. Thursday: Refrain From Judging Others — “If you judge people you have no time to love them.”
  10. Wednesday: Duty — From Volume Six, Heaven Speaks to Families Today’s message comes from…
  11. Tuesday: Piety — From Volume Nine, Angels Jesus says, ”Yes, it is true. The beings of…
  12. Monday: Knowledge — God Calling, March 24 Know Me ”I am here. Seek not to know the future.…
  13. Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel is a wonderful contemplation when we wonder about the fairness of life. The…
  14. Saturday: Peace — In Volume Nine, The Blessed Mother gives us great advice. “When you feel distracted, and…
  15. Friday: Truth — In Jesus’ message of August 29, 2003, Volume Two,  He tells us to speak as He…
  16. Thursday: I Believe in the Communion of… — In Volume Five, Jesus the Redeemer, we hear from St. Dymphna. “You are never asked to…
  17. Wednesday: Courage — God Calling, August 7 ”My Keeping Power is never at fault, but only your…
  18. Tuesday: The Invisible Reality — Let us employ the Invisible Reality of the help of heaven. Today let us pray with Mother Teresa…
  19. Monday: Generosity of Heart — “Yes, I, your Master, am a generous Giver. Abundant Life, in overflowing measure, I give to…
  20. Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel is the parable of the Sower and the Seed. Some seed fell on the path, some on…
  21. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Benedict,… — Born in the central Italian mountain town of Norcia (Nursia) around AD 480, St. Benedict became…
  22. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — “It is God’s wish that we grow in our faith.”
  23. Thursday: Prayer — In speaking of evangelization, “Pope Francis says below, we must have a contemplative…
  24. Wednesday: Blessed Are They Who Hunger… — Mary (An Unknown Saint) Speaks to Mothers: ”Speak constantly to Heaven about your…
  25. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — Words of Jesus:  “Be influential, My children.  In your quiet, calm holiness, with…
  26. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — From “Behold The Pierced One,” by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, we delve deeper into the…
  27. Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — In today’s gospel reading Jesus speaks of the intimate bond between the Father and the Son.…
  28. Saturday: Freedom — Today, on the 4th of July, let us reflect on the words of Pope Francis on the topic of…
  29. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — God Calling July 1 Attack Fear Learn daily the sublime lesson of trust and…
  30. Thursday: I Believe in the Communion of… — “True evangelists share the Gospel with others not out of a sense of cold duty, but for one…
  31. Wednesday: Courage — Paragraph 1437 Christmas Eve [1937]. After Holy Communion, the Mother of God gave me to…

2020June

  1. Tuesday: Feast Day of The First… — There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they…
  2. Monday: Feast Day of Sts. Peter and… — Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has its roots in the very foundations of the…
  3. Sunday: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Let us reflect on the gospel for today: ”Whoever loves father or mother more than me is…
  4. Saturday: Wisdom — “If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly,…
  5. Friday: I believe in the Forgiveness… — Quote of Pope Francis: “I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a…
  6. Thursday: Mercy — From the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus speaks of the mercy God wishes to give each of…
  7. Wednesday: Feast of The Nativity of St.… — Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those…
  8. Tuesday: Angels — Volume Nine is entitled “Angels.” In the first message, Jesus outlines all of the…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of St. John Fisher — John Fisher is usually associated with Erasmus, Thomas More, and other Renaissance humanists. His…
  10. Sunday: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel reading contains many sayings we remember to bring us both comfort and…
  11. Saturday: Feast Day of The Immaculate… — The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name used to refer to the interior life…
  12. Friday: Feast of The Most Sacred… — Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus goes back at least to the 11th century, but through the 16th…
  13. Thursday: I Believe in the Communion of… — Mother Teresa of Calcutta gave us some beautiful advice about prayer. ”Try to feel the…
  14. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Exhortation of 2013, The Joy of the Gospel, talks about our need to…
  15. Tuesday: The Invisible Reality — Many saints have promised thier prayers for us from heaven. Stl Therese was one of them. She said,…
  16. Monday: The Holy Spirit — God Calling August 25 Exhaustion We seek Thee as Thou hast told us. And…
  17. Sunday: Feast Day of the Body and… — John 6:51-58 In this passage from the gospel of John, Jesus identifies himself as the…
  18. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Anthony of… — The gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of Saint Anthony of…
  19. Friday: Truth — Words of Jesus from Volume Eight, June 4, 2004 As my words flow through your fingers, so My…
  20. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Barnabus — Barnabas, a Jew of Cyprus, comes as close as anyone outside the Twelve to being a full-fledged…
  21. Wednesday: I believe in the Holy… — “I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured…
  22. Tuesday: Gentleness — Breathe My Name    August 29 Just breathe My Name. It is like the pressure…
  23. Monday: Generosity of Heart — “In our ecclesiastical region, there are priests who don’t baptize children of single…
  24. Sunday: Feast Day of The Most Holy… — “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him…
  25. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — The following is a tweet from Pope Francis: ”Our Lady is always close to us, especially…
  26. Friday: Truth — Divine Mercy 410 O eternal and incomprehensible Love, I beg You for one grace: enlighten my…
  27. Thursday: Refrain From Judging Others — Divine Mercy Paragraph 1470 ”Oh, how good it is that Jesus will judge us according to our…
  28. Wednesday: Courage — Your Red Sea   June 22 Go forward fearlessly. Do not think about the Red…
  29. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saints… — Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the…
  30. Monday: Feast Day of The Blessed… — Caryll Houselander describes the gentle motherhood of Mary in the book, Reed of…

2020May

  1. Sunday: Pentecost Sunday — Pentecost is another example of the Mercy of God. We see Jesus come to the disciples in the Upper…
  2. Saturday: Wisdom — Words of wisdom from Mother Teresa: “Prayer is needed for children and in families. Love…
  3. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart — God Calling May 28 A great Love knows that in every difficulty, every trial, every…
  4. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful — God Calling October 14 ”Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.: I am the…
  5. Wednesday: Blessed are Those Who Hunger… — Volume One— July 16, 2003 (words from) Jesus Today, I want to talk…
  6. Tuesday: Gentleness — God Calling April 13 Gentle With All Love and laugh. Make your world the…
  7. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bede the… — Bede is one of the few saints honored as such even during his lifetime. His writings were filled…
  8. Sunday: Seventh Sunday of Easter — Today’s gospel is a beautiful prayer of Jesus for His diciples. He commends them to the…
  9. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Michael the… — In an eleventh-century Byzantine book of saints known as the Menology of Basil, Michael is…
  10. Friday: Confession — Soul: Lord, I doubt that You will pardon my numerous sins; my misery fills me with…
  11. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — The Lord said to me, It should be of no concern to you how anyone else acts; you are to be My…
  12. Wednesday: Courage — God Calling May 20 Win Me—Win All You will conquer. The conquering…
  13. Tuesday: Piety — The gift of Piety should move towards evangelization through willing the good of the other. Pope…
  14. Monday: Knowledge — July 2, 2004 Mary, our Blessed Mother, Speaks to Children Dearest children, you must…
  15. Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter — Today’s gospel is a reading of great comfort. We see the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy…
  16. Saturday: The Blessed Mother — In honor of the Blessed Mother, I give you this message today from Jesus in Volume…
  17. Friday: Feast Day of St. Dymphna — Saint Dymphna, according to tradition, was born the daughter of Damon, a pagan king of Ireland.…
  18. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Matthias,… — According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension Peter stood up in the midst of the…
  19. Wednesday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT TO MARY Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your…
  20. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saints Nereus &… — So often we hear people or even ourselves excuse an action by saying “I was only following…
  21. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — God Calling April 20 Heart’s Agony There is a Calvary-Cross…
  22. Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Easter — This beautiful passage of St. John’s gospel is actually from the Last Supper. But it is so…
  23. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — Words from Jesus, October 2, 2004: ”My little servants must follow their mother. Our…
  24. Friday: Blessed Are the Pure of… — God Calling/ July 9 Joy in Me. Joy is infectious. Trust and pray. It is not sin for…
  25. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — The words of Jesus, September 30, 2004: “…Support each other and encourage…
  26. Wednesday: Duty — In the book, Reed of God, by Caryll Houselander, she speaks about how some people desire heroic…
  27. Tuesday: Shelter the Homeless — Tuesday’s corporal work of mercy dovetails beautifully with the epistle reading today from…
  28. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — Today is one year that my brother passed away. I mourn. He was such a beautiful light in so many…
  29. Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter — Today’s gospel is the parable of The Good Shepherd. Note the kindness of Jesus in his…
  30. Saturday: First Saturday — Through her Fatima messages, Our Lady requests a number of sincere actions from us that will…
  31. Friday: Feast Day of St. Joseph, the… — Reflection on the Feast Day: “To capture the devotion to Saint Joseph within the…

2020April

  1. Thursday: Blessed Are the Merciful, for… — These words come from Pope Francis in his easter Sunday message of 2013. “This is the…
  2. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Catherine of… — The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently…
  3. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saint Louis Mary… — Louis’s life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother…
  4. Monday: Generosity of Heart — Pope Francis speaks of having a missionary heart to evangelize. Christopher West comments on this.…
  5. Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter — Today’s gospel reading is the story of the Road to Emmaus. We have all heard this story many…
  6. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Mark — Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified…
  7. Friday: Refrain From Judging Others — Pope Francis speaks to us concerning the posture for evangelization. “The first proclamation…
  8. Thursday: Feast Day of St. George — Saint George is the object of a vast amount of imagination. There is every reason to believe that…
  9. Wednesday: Courage and Joy — God Calling, March 29:”I reward your seeking with My Presence. Rejoice and be glad. I am you…
  10. Tuesday: Guardian Angels — We know we all have a guardian angel who is with us at all times. Did you know you can help others…
  11. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — Today, on Mother Angelica’s birthday, let us remember some of the words she spoke to us…
  12. Sunday: SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY — In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus speaks of this beautiful feast day and the merits available to…
  13. Saturday: Saturday within the Octave of… — The gospel passage today is Mk 16:9-15. Mary Magdalene and two disciples see the Lord on two…
  14. Friday: Friday Within the Octave of… — John 21:1-14 is the gospel reading for today. We can see so very clearly the pure heart of John in…
  15. Thursday: Thursday Within the Octave of… — In today’s gospel, Luke 24:35-48, we witness the incredible mercy of Jesus. He comes to his…
  16. Wednesday: Wednesday within the Octave… — The characteristic of Jesus that we reflect on today is eagerness to serve. Even in death, Jesus…
  17. Tuesday: Tuesday Within the Octave of… — Today, the characteristic of Jesus that we contemplate is gentleness. We see it…
  18. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — In yesterday’s gospel, Mary Magdalene mourns that they have taken the Lord, and she does not…
  19. Sunday: Easter Sunday Alleluia! He is Risen! Alleluia!
  20. Saturday: Holy Saturday — After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary…
  21. Friday: Good Friday — Isaiah 53:2-10 sumarizes the Passion with the prophetic vision of Jesus, the Lamb of…
  22. Thursday: Holy Thursday — Jesus washes the feet of His apostles. Service. In a message from October 13, 2004, Jesus says:…
  23. Wednesday: Wednesday of Holy Week — The central figure in today’s gospel is Judas. He bargains with the Chief Priests to hand…
  24. Tuesday: Tuesday of Holy Week — Today’s gospel passage is the Last Supper. We hear the apostles question Jesus as to who…
  25. Monday: Monday of Holy Week — In today’s gospel, Jesus visits Bethany to spend time with Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, who…
  26. Sunday: Palm Sunday — Please take some time today and meditate on how much God loves you. He endured every moment…
  27. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Benedict the… — Benedict the Moor was born a slave near Messina, Italy. He was freed by his master, became a…
  28. Friday: Sacred Heart — Message from Jesus on October 1, 2004: “My little apostles must climb steadily up the steep…
  29. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Francis of… — Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and wished only to be the…
  30. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — Let us listen to the words of Mother Teresa on helping others: “But I say again that you…

2020March

  1. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Benjamin — The Christians in Persia had enjoyed twelve years of peace during the reign of Isdegerd, son of…
  2. Monday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — St. Peter Regulatus was also known as Peter Regalado, Franciscan reformer. Peter was born at…
  3. Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Lent — Today’s gospel reading tells the story of death and rising of Lazarus. There are many…
  4. Saturday: Prudence — “Let us invoke the intercession of Mary who is the Woman of the ‘yes.’ Mary said…
  5. Friday: Anniversary of the death of… — Mother wrote: ”We cannot live a full life without faith. Yes, we can get up in the…
  6. Thursday: Missionary of Charity Prayer — The following prayer is the prayer every Missionary of Charity says before leaving for his or her…
  7. Wednesday: Feast Day of The Annunciation… — In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a…
  8. Tuesday: I believe in the Holy Spirit — Words of Jesus from private revelation, June 26, 2003. ”…You, My children, have…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of St. Turibus of… — Reflection The Lord indeed writes straight with crooked lines. Against his will, and…
  10. Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Lent — On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, we hear the story of the man born blind. There are many facets to…
  11. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Serapion the… — St. Serapion the Scholastic was the Bishop and head of the famed Catechetical School of…
  12. Friday: Feast Day of St. Photina — According to Greek tradition, Photina was the Samaritan woman with whom Jesus spoke at the well as…
  13. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Joseph — In this passage, St. Joseph speaks to Fathers: “Dear fathers of the world, you must heed my…
  14. Wednesday: The Characteristics of… — When we examine all the qualities that are enumerated on Wednesday, we find a consistency of…
  15. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Patrick — On this feast day of St. Patrick, let us remember his words about surrounding ourselves with the…
  16. Monday: Blessed Are They Who Mourn — In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis said, “The ‘first proclamation must ring…
  17. Sunday: Third Sunday of Lent — John 4:5-42 tells the story of Jesus’s encounter with the Samaratan woman at the well. There…
  18. Saturday: Obedience — Our Lady’s fiat was a “yes” to the proposal of God. Every day, our fiat must be…
  19. Friday: The Sacred Heart of Jesus — In “Behold The Pierced One,” Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) speaks of…
  20. Thursday: Kindness and Lack of… — Pope Francis guides us in beginning our day with prayer that will allow us to be more like Christ.…
  21. Wednesday: St. Joseph — On Wednesday’s in the Church, we honor St. Joseph, and reflect on duty and eagerness to…
  22. Tuesday: Blessed are the Meek — The meek are those who follow the example of Jesus in gentleness. They trust completely in Jesus…
  23. Monday: Feast Day of St. Frances of… — St. Frances received visions from God about hell and purgatory. She often was told of the value of…
  24. Sunday: Second Sunday of Lent — The gospel reading today is the Transfiguration. As we begin this second week of Lent, let us pay…
  25. Saturday: Blessed are the Peacemakers — “The perfect family doesn’t exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife,…
  26. Friday: World Day of Prayer — “Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and…
  27. Thursday: Looking for Jesus — “An old man whose love for his fellow creatures endeared him to them all confessed that…
  28. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Casmi — “By the power of the Holy Spirit, Casimir burned with a sincere and unpretentious love for…
  29. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saint Katharine… — Today let us contemplate meekness as we reflect on the quotation from St. Katharine…
  30. Monday: Generosity of Heart — The following is from a poster in the Mother House of Mother Teresa welcoming…
  31. Sunday: First Sunday of Lent — Today’s gospel passage tells of the devil tempting Jesus after his 40 day fast in the…

2020February

  1. Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary — Pope Francis, in his homily of May 25, 2012, said of the Virgin Mary: “The worst thing that…
  2. Friday: Understanding — From God Calling: “In each of you too, remember there is God.  That God I…
  3. Thursday: Counsel — The Blessed Mother has a wonderful plan for our Lenten journey. It may sound very simple, but it…
  4. Wednesday: Ash Wednesday — Today’s gospel readings give us a blueprint for Lent. Give alms and pray. And do both…
  5. Tuesday: The Invisible Reality — In a July, 2003 message, the Blessed Mother speaks about heaven. “Dearest children, your…
  6. Monday: Generosity of Heart — What does it mean to be generous of heart? Mother Teresa gives a beautiful comment that could lead…
  7. Sunday: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary… — Today’s gospel continues right where last Sunday’s left off. If you recall, last…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of The Chair of… — This feast commemorates Christ’s choosing Peter to sit in his place as the servant-authority…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. Peter Damian — Peter Damian was very good to the poor. It was the ordinary thing for him to have a poor person or…
  10. Thursday: Refrain From Judging Others — Never Judge …Never judge. The heart of man is so delicate, so complex, only…
  11. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — Pope Francis encourages us to give of ourselves: “Let us ask ourselves: how do I follw…
  12. Tuesday: Piety — Pope Francis told us in his homily of May 15, 2013: “This is a prayer we must pray every…
  13. Monday: Feast Day of The Seven Holy… — Can you imagine seven prominent men of Boston or Denver banding together, leaving their homes and…
  14. Sunday: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Today’s gospel reading is a series of teachings from the Lord. They are all so valuable, it…
  15. Saturday: Prudence — The definiton of prudence is the act of showing care and thought for the future. We are prudent…
  16. Friday: VAlentine’s Day — “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s…
  17. Thursday: Kindness — In the July 14, 2003 message from Our Blessed Mother, she urges us to be kind to others, to win…
  18. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — Mother Teresa was an Apostle of Service. Here are her words: “Prayer in action is love, and…
  19. Tuesday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — Today on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, let us remember the words of the Blessed Mother to…
  20. Monday: Feast Day of St. Scholastica — St. Scholastica is the patron saint of teachers. Today, let us reflect on a quote from Pope…
  21. Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Today’s gospel calls us to allow our light to shine before others,  We often feel…
  22. Saturday: Saint Josephine Bakhita — For many years, Josephine Bakhita was a slave but her spirit was always free and eventually that…
  23. Friday: First Friday — St. Claude la Colombiere was the spiritual director of St. Margaret Mary, Apostle of the Sacred…
  24. Thursday: Feast Day of St Alfonso Maria… — Today on the feast of St Alfonso Maria Fusco, let us reflect on his words and apply them to our…
  25. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Agatha — Today is the feast of St. Agatha. She is the patron saint of Nurses and those with diseases of the…
  26. Tuesday: Gentleness — St. Francis de Sales said, “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real…
  27. Monday: Feast of St. Ansga — St. Ansgar had to be filled with the gift of Knowledge from the Holy Spirit.…
  28. Sunday: Feast of The Presentation of… — In today’s gospel passage we hear the story of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.…
  29. Saturday: Blessed are the Peacemakers — In Volume One, the Blessed Mother speaks of peace: “Dear little children, the world seeks to…

2020January

  1. Friday: Feast Day of Saint John Bosco — Franciscan Media reflects on the life our saint today: “John Bosco educated the whole…
  2. Thursday: Our Beloved Priests — In honor of the Priesthood, let us read the words of the Blessed Mother to her priests. “A…
  3. Wednesday: Hunger for Righteousness — As we hunger for righteousness, we must realize that it must begin with us. Just like The Prayer…
  4. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Thomas… — St. Thomas Aquinas said, “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without…
  5. Monday: Feast Day of St. Angela… — “Do not lose heart, even if you should discover that you lack qualities necessary for the…
  6. Sunday: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time — The simple message that comes in today’s gospel reading is one representative of Ordinary…
  7. Saturday: Feast Day of The Conversion… — And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole…
  8. Friday: Feast Day of St. Francis de… — Today, let us contemplate the words of St. Francis de Sales. “We must never undervalue any…
  9. Thursday: St. Vincent of Zaragossa — Most of what we know about this saint comes from the poet Prudentius. His Acts have been…
  10. Wednesday: Day of Prayer for the Legal… — From the Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis tells us, “To believe in a Father who loves…
  11. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Agnes — Here are some interesting facts concerning St. Agnes that carry on to this day: “One of the…
  12. Monday: Feast Day of St. Sebastian — Sebastian was an early martyr of the Church. Franciscan Media tells us: “One day he took up…
  13. Sunday: Second Sunday in Ordinary… — If there was any doubt as to who Jesus is, it is put to rest in the witness of John the Baptist…
  14. Saturday: The Wisdom of the Blessed… — In Volume One, the Blessed Mother gives us words of wisdom to live by. “Dear children who…
  15. Friday: St. Anthony, the Abbot — St. Anthony gave the Church and the world the witness of solitary asceticism, great personal…
  16. Thursday: Kindness and Lack of… — In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis speaks about Evangelization. Let us listen to his…
  17. Wednesday: St. Joseph — The daily devotion for the Catholic Church for Wednesdays is St. Joseph. St. Joseph is an…
  18. Tuesday: Gentleness — Jesus asks us to be gentle with others. He preached compassion with the woman caught in adultery.…
  19. Monday: Knowledge — “Seek and ye shall find. Shall find that inner knowledge that makes the problems of life…
  20. Sunday: The Baptism of Our Lord — In today’s gospel, Jesus comes to John the Baptist for Baptism. John feels unworthy, but…
  21. Saturday: Wisdom — In God Calling, we are told, “To do the Will of God is the very strength and support of…
  22. Friday: Feast Day of St. Agatho — A Sicilian cleric, Pope St. Agatho was born c. 577 and was elected to the Roman see in 678. He had…
  23. Thursday: Blessed are the merciful, for… — In Volume One, Thoughts on Spirituality, Anne, a lay apostle tells us: “Jesus asks us to…
  24. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Atticus of… — Bishop and opponent of St. John Chrysostom. Atticus was born in Sebaste. He was trained in a…
  25. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Raymond of… — Since Raymond lived into his hundredth year, he had a chance to do many things. As a member of the…
  26. Monday: Feast Day of St. Andre… — Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to Saint Joseph. Sickness…
  27. Sunday: Feast Day of The Epiphany of… — The Gospel Reading today is Matthew 2:1-12. In today’s gospel we hear the story of the wise…
  28. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth… — Mother Seton is one of the keystones of the American Catholic Church. She founded the first…
  29. Friday: Feast Day of The Most Holy… — “My Name is the Power that turns evil aside, that summons all good to your aid. Spirits of…
  30. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Gregory… — After his baptism at 30, Gregory gladly accepted his friend Basil’s invitation to join him…
  31. Wednesday: Solemnity of Mary, The Holy…Jesus’s gift to his people 285. On the cross….Jesus said to Mary:…

2019December

  1. Tuesday: Feast Day of Pope St.… — When you think of this pope, you think of the Edict of Milan, the emergence of the Church from the…
  2. Monday: Feast Day of St. Egwin — You say you’re not familiar with today’s saint? Chances are you…
  3. Sunday: Feast Day of Saint Thomas… — A strong man who wavered for a moment, but then learned one cannot come to terms with evil, and so…
  4. Saturday: Feast Day of the Holy… — Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his…
  5. Friday: Feast Day of St. John,… — St. John the Apostle, the son of Zebedee and Salome, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. John…
  6. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Stephen — “As the number of disciples continued to grow, the Greek-speaking Christians complained…
  7. Wednesday: Feast Day of The Nativity of… — The Story of the Nativity of the Lord On this day, the Church focuses especially on…
  8. Tuesday: The Story of Christmas at… — The Story of Christmas at Greccio What better way to prepare for the arrival of the…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of St. Nicholas… — A Franciscan preacher and a native of Valencia, Spain, Nicholas entered the Franciscans in 1537…
  10. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Zeno — Zeno (d. 303) was a martyred soldier at Nicomedia (modern Turkey). He was seized and condemned to…
  11. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — The energetic life of Peter Canisius should demolish any stereotypes we may have of the life of a…
  12. Friday: Feast Day of St. Dominic of… — Benedictine abbot and defender of the faith. Born in Canas, Navarre, Spain, circa 1000, he entered…
  13. Thursday: Feast Day of Blessed Pope… — In 1362, the man elected pope declined the office. When the cardinals could not find another…
  14. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Paul My — St. Paul My was a Vietnamese martyr. A convert to Catholicism, Paul entered into the service of…
  15. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John of… — John was born at Faucon, Provence, on June 23, 1160. He was educated at Aix, but on his return to…
  16. Monday: Feast Day of St. Adelaide — Born c. 931 in Burgandy, St. Adelaide married, at 15 or 16, Lothair of Italy to whom her father…
  17. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Mary… — Paula Frances Mary di Rosa was born on November 6, 1813, at Brescia, Italy. Educated by the…
  18. Saturday: Feast Day of St. John of the… — John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the…
  19. Friday: Feast Day of St. Lucy — Every little girl named Lucy must bite her tongue in disappointment when she first tries to find…
  20. Thursday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that…
  21. Wednesday: Feast Day of Pope St. Damasus… — All lovers of Scripture have reason to celebrate this day. Damasus was the pope who commissioned…
  22. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Eulalia — Eulalia of Merida was born in Spain in the last decade of the third century. It is almost…
  23. Monday: Feast Day of St. Juan Diego — Juan Diego was born in 1474 with the name “Cuauhtlatoatzin” (“the talking…
  24. Sunday: Feast Day of the Immaculate… — A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came…
  25. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Ambrose — One of Ambrose’s biographers observed that at the Last Judgment, people would still be…
  26. Friday: Feast Day of St. Nicholas — The absence of the “hard facts” of history is not necessarily an obstacle to the…
  27. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Crispina — Martyr praised by St. Augustine. Crispina was a wealthy Roman wife and mother of several children…
  28. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. John… — John spent most of his life in the Monastery of Saint Sabas near Jerusalem, and all of his life…
  29. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — Jesus asked, “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his…
  30. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bibiana — St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day–December 2nd) Other than the name, nothing is…
  31. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Edmund… — When in 1566 England’s Queen Elizabeth I visited Oxford University, she was very impressed…

2019November

  1. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Andrew — Andrew was Saint Peter’s brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by…
  2. Friday: Feast Day of St. Saturninus — St. Saturninus Bishop of Toulouse and Martyr, November 29 A.D. 257. St. Saturninus went from Rome…
  3. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Catherine… — St. Catherine Laboure, virgin, was born on May 2, 1806. At an early age she entered the community…
  4. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. James… — James was a favorite of King Yezdigerd I of Persia and a Christian. He abandoned his religion when…
  5. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Nicon the… — St. Nicon was a missionary, called Metanoite. An Armenian, he was born at Pontus, on the Black…
  6. Monday: Feast Day of St. Catherine of… — According to the Legend of St. Catherine, this young woman converted to Christianity after…
  7. Sunday: Feast Day of Saints Flora and… — Christian martyrs of Cordoba, Spain. Flora was raised a Christian in secret by her mother, who was…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of Pope St. Clement… — Little is known of this apostolic father beyond a few facts. He was a disciple of S. Peter, and…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. Cecilia — Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her…
  10. Thursday: Feast Day of the Presentation… — Mary’s presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built…
  11. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Edmund the… — St. Edmund was the martyred king of the East Angles. He was elected king in 855 at the age of…
  12. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Nerses the… — Bishop and martyr, the father of St. Isaac the Great. A native of Armenia, he studied in…
  13. Monday: Feast Day of the Dedication… — St. Peter’s is probably the most famous church in Christendom. Massive in scale and a…
  14. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of… — In her short life, Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has…
  15. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Gertrude — Gertrude, a Benedictine nun in Helfta, Saxony, was one of the great mystics of the 13th century.…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of St. Albert the… — Albert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church’s…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Lawrence… — St. Lawrence, it appears, was born about the year 1125. When only ten years old, his father…
  18. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Frances… — Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the…
  19. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Josaphat — In 1964, newspaper photos of Pope Paul VI embracing Athenagoras I, the Orthodox patriarch of…
  20. Monday: Feast Day of St. Martin of… — A conscientious objector who wanted to be a monk; a monk who was maneuvered into being a bishop; a…
  21. Sunday: Feast Day of Pope St. Leo,… — With apparent strong conviction of the importance of the Bishop of Rome in the Church, and of the…
  22. Saturday: Feast Day of the Dedication… — Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are wrong. St.…
  23. Friday: Feast Day of Blessed John… — A humble man, John Duns Scotus has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the…
  24. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Willibrord — St. Willibrord was ab apostle of Frisia, Netherlands and a missionary archbishop. Born in…
  25. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Demetrian — St. Demetrian was a Cypriot bishop and highly venerated on Cyprus. Demetrius was born in Sika,…
  26. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — Saint Peter Chrysologus’ Story A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce…
  27. Monday: Feast Day of St. Charles… — The name of Charles Borromeo is associated with reform. He lived during the time of the Protestant…
  28. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Martin de… — “Father unknown” is the cold legal phrase sometimes used on baptismal records.…
  29. Saturday: Feast day of All Souls — The Story of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed The Church has encouraged…
  30. Friday: All Saints Day — The earliest certain observance of a feast in honor of all the saints is an early fourth-century…

2019October

  1. Thursday: Halloween — Halloween and its Christian Roots The true origins of Halloween lie with the ancient…
  2. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Alphonsus… — Confessor and lay brother, also called Alonso. He was born in Segovia, Spain, on July 25, 1532,…
  3. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Narcissus of… — Life in second- and third-century Jerusalem couldn’t have been easy, but Saint Narcissus…
  4. Monday: Feast Day of Saints Simon and… — Saints Simon and Jude’s Story Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark…
  5. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Odran of… — Also known as Otteran and Oran, an Irish abbot, Otteran served as abbot of the Irish monastery of…
  6. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Rusticus of… — Rusticus was Bishop of Narbonne. Born at Narbonne or Marseille, in Gaul, he was the son of Bishop…
  7. Friday: Feast Day of St. Boniface I — Ordained by Pope Damasus I, St. Boniface was a priest at Rome and served as papal legate to…
  8. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Anthony Mary… — St. Anthony Mary Claret was a Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in…
  9. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. John of… — It has been said the Christian saints are the world’s greatest optimists. Not blind to the…
  10. Tuesday: Feast Day of Pope St. John… — “Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass…
  11. Monday: Feast Day of St. Laura of… — As a young woman, Laura Montoya Upegui, of Jerico, Colombia, became an elementary schoolteacher to…
  12. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Paul of the… — St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and…
  13. Saturday: Feast Day of St. John de… — These are all Jesuit martyrs of North America. John was born in Conde-sur­Vire, in Normandy,…
  14. Friday: Feast Day of St. Luke — St. Luke is quite special. Not only was he the only Gentile to write books of the Bible, but he…
  15. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Ignatius of… — Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the…
  16. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Margaret… — Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God…
  17. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Teresa of… — Known to her family as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, she became the reformer of Carmel, mother of…
  18. Monday: Feast Day of Pope St.… — The most reliable information about this saint comes from his enemy Saint Hippolytus, an early…
  19. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Edward the… — Edward the Confessor was the son of King Ethelred III and his Norman wife, Emma, daughter of Duke…
  20. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Edwin of… — In the year 616, King Ethelfrith was slain in battle by Redwald, King of the East Angles. Edwin of…
  21. Friday: Feast Day of Pope St. John… — St. John XXIII was known also known as “Good Pope John”. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli…
  22. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Daniel… — From the Writings of Anne, a Lay Apostle, from the Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King…
  23. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. John… — “I am only one person! Why should I do anything? What good would it do?” Today, as in…
  24. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Keyne — St. Keyne (Keyna or Cain) was one of the twenty-four children of King Brychan of Brecknock, Wales.…
  25. Monday: Feast Day of Our Lady of the… — Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of…
  26. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Bruno — This saint has the honor of having founded a religious order which, as the saying goes, has never…
  27. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Faustina… — On this feast day of St. Faustina, let us contemplate her words written in her…
  28. Friday: Feast Day of St. Francis of… — On this feast of St. Francis, let us reflect on a few of his quotes: ”Start by doing…
  29. Thursday: Feast Day of Blessed Columba… — Blessed Columba Marmion, born Joseph Aloysius Marmion (April 1, 1858–January 30, 1923) was…
  30. Wednesday: Feast Day of Our Guardian… — Perhaps no aspect of Catholic piety is as comforting to parents as the belief that an angel…
  31. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Therese, the… — On this feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, let us reflect on three of her quotes on the virtue of…

2019September

  1. Monday: Feast Day of St. Jerome — St. Jerome, was the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. He is the Patron Saint of…
  2. Sunday: Feast Day of Sts. Michael,… — Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel…
  3. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Wenceslaus — St. Wenceslaus, also known by Vaclav, was born near Prague, and was the son of Duke Wratislaw. He…
  4. Friday: Feast Day of St. Vincent de… — The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent de Paul’s eyes to the crying…
  5. Thursday: Feast Day of Sts. Cosmas and… — Little is known of the lives of these two saints except that they suffered martyrdom in Syria…
  6. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Cleophas — One of two disciples who met Christ on the road to Emmaus. He was also identified as the father of…
  7. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Rupert of… — Possibly descended from the Merovingians and claimed by the Irish as one of their own, St. Rupert…
  8. Monday: Feast Day of Saint Pio of… — Padre Pio was born on May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina, southern Italy. He was tutored privately until…
  9. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Thomas of… — Augustinian bishop. Born at Fuentellana, Castile, Spain, he was the son of a miller. He studied at…
  10. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Matthew,… — Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born…
  11. Friday: Feast Day of Sts. Andrew Kim… — The evangelization of Korea began during the 17th century through a group of lay persons. A strong…
  12. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Januarius — St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion…
  13. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph of… — Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Already as a child, Joseph showed a…
  14. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Robert… — September 17th is the feast day of Saint Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, and patron saint…
  15. Monday: Feast Day of St. Cornelius — A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen…
  16. Sunday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — For a while there were two feasts in honor of the Sorrowful Mother: one going back to the 15th…
  17. Saturday: Feast of The Exaltation of… — Early in the fourth century, Saint Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to…
  18. Friday: Feast Day of St. John… — The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means…
  19. Thursday: Feast Day of The Most Holy… — This feast is a counterpart to the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus; both have the possibility of…
  20. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Theodora of… — St. Theodora of Alexandria was an Egyptian penitent. She was a maiden of Alexandria, Egypt, who…
  21. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Apollinaris… — St. Apollinaris was a Franciscan martyr of Japan. He was born in Aquilar del Campo, in Old…
  22. Monday: Feast Day of St. Peter Claver — A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in 1610 to be a missionary…
  23. Sunday: Feast Day of The Nativity of… — The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth…
  24. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Frederic… — A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frédéric served the poor of Paris…
  25. Friday: Feast Day of St. Dionysius — Martyr of Alexandria, Egypt, with Faustus, Gaius, Peter, Paul, and companions. In 250, these…
  26. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Teresa of… — Today, we have three quotes from Mother Teresa on the topic of prayer. Let us contemplate her…
  27. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Rose of… — Even as a child, Rose had a great desire to pray and to aid the poor. While still very young, she…
  28. Tuesday: Feast Day of Pope St. Gregory… — Gregory was the prefect of Rome before he was 30. After five years in office he resigned, founded…
  29. Monday: Feast Day of the Martyrs of… — A group of 190 martyrs who were massacred on September 2 and 3, during the French Revolution. The…
  30. Sunday: Feast Day of Simeon the… — As a thirteen-year-old shepherd of Sisan, Turkey, Simeon heard a Gospel reading of the Beatitudes…

2019August

  1. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Raymond… — Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his…
  2. Friday: Feast Day for St. Jeanne… — Born in northern France during the French Revolution—a time when congregations of women and…
  3. Thursday: The Feast of The Passion of… — The drunken oath of a king with a shallow sense of honor, a seductive dance and the hateful heart…
  4. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Augustine — A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical…
  5. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Monica — The circumstances of Saint Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter…
  6. Monday: Feast Day of St. Zephyrinus — Zephyrinus, Pope was Pope from 199-217. According to the Liber Pontificalis , he was a Roman by…
  7. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Joseph… — From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Bartholomew — In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some scholars…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. Rose of Lima — Historians remember St. Rose of Lima for her piety and chastity. Born in 1586 in Lima, Peru to…
  10. Thursday: Feast of The Queenship of the… — Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture.…
  11. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Pius X — Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy…
  12. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Bernard — St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in Burgundy,…
  13. Monday: Feast Day of St. John Eudes — How little we know where God’s grace will lead. Born on a farm in northern France, John died…
  14. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Daig… — St. Daig was a monastic founder and bishop, also called Dagaeus and Daganus. He was the son of…
  15. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Mamas of… — St. Mamas was a martyred shepherd at Caesarea, in Cappadocia. The Roman Martyrology identifies him…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of St. Stephen of… — “The Church is universal, but its expression is always affected—for good or…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of The Assumption… — “On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith:…
  18. Wednesday: Feast Day of Saint Maximilian… — “I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said…
  19. Tuesday: Feast Day of Sts. Pontian and… — Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had…
  20. Monday: Feast Day of Saint Jane… — Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she…
  21. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Clare of… — One of the more sugary movies made about Francis of Assisi pictures Clare as a golden-haired…
  22. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Lawrence — The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration…
  23. Friday: Feast Day of Saint Teresa… — A brilliant philosopher who stopped believing in God when she was 14, Edith Stein was so…
  24. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Dominic — If he hadn’t taken a trip with his bishop, Dominic would probably have remained within the…
  25. Wednesday: Feaast Day of Saint Sixtus II… — Freedom to assemble has always been one of the first liberties that dictators deny to subjects…
  26. Tuesday: Feast Day of The… — All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-9; Luke…
  27. Monday: Feast Day of The Dedication… — First raised at the order of Pope Liberius in the mid-fourth century, the Liberian basilica was…
  28. Sunday: Feast Day of St. John Vianney — A man with vision overcomes obstacles and performs deeds that seem impossible. John Vianney was a…
  29. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Gamaliel — Gamaliel was a Rabbinical teacher, the mentor of St. Paul. Gamaliel counseled the Jewish Sanhedrin…
  30. Friday: Feast Day of St. Eusebius of… — Someone has said that if there had been no Arian heresy denying Christ’s divinity, it would…
  31. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Alphonsus… — “Know also that you will probably gain more by praying fifteen minutes before the Blessed…

2019July

  1. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Ignatius of… — On this feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, let us reflect on a beautiful prayer he…
  2. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church was born at Imola, Italy in 406. St. Peter…
  3. Monday: Feast Day of St. Martha — Martha, Mary, and their brother Lazarus were evidently close friends of Jesus. He came to their…
  4. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Alphonsa of… — Annakkutty (little Anna) was born on August 19, 1910, in Kudamaloor, a village in Kerala, India,…
  5. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Antonio… — Antonio studied with and was a friend of Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani, who after Antonio…
  6. Friday: Feast Day of Sts. Joachim and… — Saints Joachim (sometimes spelled “Joaquin,” pronounced “wal-keem”) and…
  7. Thursday: Feast Day of St. James the… — Nothing is known of St. James the Greater’s early life, though it has been established that…
  8. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Sharbel… — Although this saint never traveled far from the Lebanese village of Beka-Kafra where he was born,…
  9. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Bridget of… — The story and history of Saint Bridget of Sweden. Saint Bridget was born of the Swedish royal…
  10. Monday: Feast Day of St. Mary… — Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet…
  11. Sunday: Feast Day of Saint Lawrence… — At first glance, perhaps the most remarkable quality of Lawrence of Brindisi is his outstanding…
  12. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Apollinaris — According to tradition, Saint Peter sent Apollinaris to Ravenna, Italy, as its first bishop. His…
  13. Friday: Feast Day of St. Macrina the… — Macrina the Younger was the granddaughter of Macrina the Elder and sister of St. Basil, St.…
  14. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Camillus de… — St. Camillus de Lellis was born at Bocchianico, Italy. He fought for the Venetians against the…
  15. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Hedwig of… — St. Hedwig of Poland was the Queen of Poland and model of faith. She was the daughter of King…
  16. Tuesday: Feast Day of Our Lady of Mt.… — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is the patroness of the Carmelite Order. Mt. Carmel, near the modern port…
  17. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bonaventure — Perhaps not a household name for most people, Saint Bonaventure, nevertheless, played an important…
  18. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Kateri… — St. Kateri Tekawitha, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior, was born in 1656 in what is now upstate…
  19. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Henry — St. Henry, son of Henry, Duke of Bavaria, and of Gisella, daughter of Conrad, King of Burgundy,…
  20. Friday: Feast Day of St. Veronica — Saint Veronica is known as the woman who offered a cloth to Jesus so He could wipe His face on the…
  21. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Benedict of… — It is unfortunate that no contemporary biography was written of a man who has exercised the…
  22. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Theodosius… — St. Theodosius Pechersky was a Russian monk. Born to a wealthy family, he gave up all connection…
  23. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Augustine… — Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations…
  24. Monday: Feast Day of St. Kilian — An Irish monk, St. Kilian was consecrated Bishop, went to Rome with eleven companions in 686, and…
  25. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Palladius — St.Palladius was an early Irish missionary, the first bishop of Ireland, and the immediate…
  26. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Maria… — Born on October 16 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Ancona Province in Italy, her farmworker father moved…
  27. Friday: Feast Day of St. Saint… — At the same time that Martin Luther was attacking abuses in the Church, a reformation within the…
  28. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of… — Elizabeth was a Spanish princess who was given in marriage to King Denis of Portugal at the age of…
  29. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Thomas, the… — St. Thomas was born in Galilee Israel circa the 1st century. When he first heard of Jesus’…
  30. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Otto of… — Bishop and Apostle of Pomerania. Born in Swabia, to a noble family, he served Emperor Henry IV in…
  31. Monday: Feast Day of St. Junipero… — Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca on November 24, 1713, and took the name of…

2019June

  1. Sunday: St. Theobald of Provins — St. Theobald was a Camaldolese hermit and monk. He was born in Provins, Brie, France, the son of…
  2. Saturday: Feast Day of Sts. Peter and… — Let us reflect on the gospel reading for today: When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea…
  3. Friday: Feast of The Most Sacred… — The Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most widely practiced and well-known…
  4. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Cyril of… — Saints are not born with halos around their heads. Cyril, recognized as a great teacher of the…
  5. Wednesday: Feast Day of Saint Josemaria… — An estimated 300,000 people filled St. Peter’s Square on October 6, 2002, for the…
  6. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. William of… — William of Vercelli lived from 1085-1142. He was born in Vercelli Italy, brought up as an orphan,…
  7. Monday: Feast of The Nativity of St.… — Let us today reflect on the gospel story of the announcement of the birth of St. John the…
  8. Sunday: Feast of The Most Holy Body… — Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ) is a Eucharistic solemnity, or better, the solemn…
  9. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Thomas More — Thomas More was born 1478, in Milk Street, London and was the eldest son of a lawyer Sir John…
  10. Friday: Feast Day of St. Aloysius… — St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy…
  11. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — St. Francis Pacheco was a Jesuit martyr in Japan. He was a native of Ponte da Lima, Portugual,…
  12. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Romuald — St. Romuald was born at Ravenna about the year 956. In spite of an infinite desire for virtue and…
  13. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Gregory… — St. Gregory Barbarigo was born in 1625, of a very old and distinguished Venetian family. A…
  14. Monday: Feast Day of St. Teresa of… — Teresa was the eldest daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal and sister of SS. Mafalda and Sanchia.…
  15. Sunday: Feast Day of The Most Holy… — In 1680, after finishing a sermon before a crowd of thousands in an enormous Vienna square,…
  16. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Abraham — St. Abraham was a hermit and confessor born near the Euphrates River in modern Iraq. While…
  17. Friday: Feast Day of St. Methodius I — Patriarch of Constantinople, in modern Istanbul, Methodius was born in Syracuse, Sicily, and built…
  18. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Anthony of… — St. Anthony of Padua, original name Fernando Martins de Bulhões, was born 1195 in Lisbon,…
  19. Wednesday: Feast Day of Blessed Anthony… — Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz was born on September 30, 1890, in the parish of Wojstom, in the…
  20. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Barnabas — All we know of Barnabas is to be found in the New Testament. A Jew, born in Cyprus and named…
  21. Monday: Feast Day of The Blessed… — Pope Francis has decreed that “the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the…
  22. Sunday: Feast of Pentecost — You are cordially invited to a birthday party! When: Pentecost Where: Your Parish Why: To…
  23. Saturday: Feast Day of St. William of… — St. William of York, Bishop (Feast day is June 8th). William of York was the son of Count Herbert,…
  24. Friday: Feast Day of St. Paul of… — St. Paul of Constantinople was the Bishop there during the period of bitter controversy in the…
  25. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Norbert — Norbert was born in 1080 into a wealthy family. He grew up in and around the royal court and…
  26. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Boniface of… — St. Boniface, originally called Winfrid, was born in England towards the end of the seventh…
  27. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Optatus of… — St. Optatus was the Bishop of Milevis, Numidia, in Africa, he was a convert from paganism, and he…
  28. Monday: Feast Day of St. Charles… — One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of…
  29. Sunday: Feast of the Ascension of the… — Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the…
  30. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Justin — Justin never ended his quest for religious truth even when he converted to Christianity after…

2019May

  1. Friday: Feast of the Visitation of… — Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the…
  2. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc — On this feast of St. Joan of Arc, let us reflect on her words: “If I be not in a state of…
  3. Wednesday: Feast Day of Blessed Joseph… — Blessed Joseph Gérard, OMI (March 12, 1831-May 29, 1914) was a French Catholic missionary who…
  4. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Paul Hanh — St. Paul Hanh was a Vietnamese martyr. He was a convert to Catholicism, but Paul later fell away…
  5. Monday: Feast Day of St. Augustine of… — In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England.…
  6. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Philip Neri — Though he was related to Italian nobility, Philip came from a poor family. His father, Francisco…
  7. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Bede the… — Let us seek the help of the saint of the day and ask for his intercession. Here is a quote from…
  8. Friday: Feast Day of St. Joanna — Jennifer is a derivative of Joanna whose feast day is May 24th. Joanna was the wife of Chuza,…
  9. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Giovanni… — St. Giovanni Battista de Rossi was one of four children born to Charles de Rossi and Frances…
  10. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Rita of… — Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow, and member of a religious…
  11. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Godric of… — St. Godric was the oldest of three children born to a freedman Anglo-Saxon farmer. An adventurous…
  12. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bernardine… — Most of the saints suffer great personal opposition, even persecution. Bernardine, by contrast,…
  13. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Crispin of… — St. Crispin was born in 1668 and died in 1750. When he was five years old, his pious mother took…
  14. Saturday: Feast Day of St. John I — St. John I, Pope and Martyr (Feast day–May 18) A native of Tuscany in Italy, John was elected Pope…
  15. Friday: Feast Day of Saint Giulia… — Saint Giulia Salzano (October 13, 1846–May 17, 1929) was the founder of the Congregation of the…
  16. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John… — In his early childhood, John Nepomucene was cured of a disease through the prayers of his good…
  17. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Isidore — Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In particular, he is the patron of…
  18. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Matthias,… — Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters (there was a group of about one hundred…
  19. Monday: Feast Day of St. Juliana of… — Benedictine English mystic, sometimes called Julian. She was a recluse of Norwich, living outside…
  20. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Pancras — We have no reliable historical information about this martyr. Legend tells us he was born at the…
  21. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Gengulf — Here is quick synopsis of St. Gengulf’s life: He was born to wealthy Burgundian nobility,…
  22. Friday: Feast Day of St. Damien de… — On their feast days, saints have great intercessory power. Let us ask for the intercession of St.…
  23. Thursday: Feast Day of Blessed Theresa… — Blessed Mary Theresa was born Caroline Gerhardinger in Bavaria in 1797. Encouraged by her parish…
  24. Wednesday: Feast Day of Pope St.… — St. Boniface was the son of a physician named John. He was a student under Saint Gregory the Great…
  25. Tuesday: Feast Day of Blessed Rose… — Blessed Rose was born at Viterbo in 1656, the daughter of Godfrey Venerini, a physician. Upon the…
  26. Monday: Feast Day of St. Lucius of… — Bishop of Cyrene in Ptolemais, Africa. He is one of the “prophets and doctors”…
  27. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Angelo — St. Angelo, who was one of the early members of the Carmelite Order, suffered martyrdom for the…
  28. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Pelagia of… — Today we recognize the saint of the day, St. Pelagia. St. Pelagia was a Roman martyred virgin. She…
  29. Friday: Feast Day of Saints James and… — James, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and, of course, the…
  30. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Athanasius — St. Athanasius of Alexandria was a great defender of the faith and an opponent of the heresy of…
  31. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph the… — To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May…

2019April

  1. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Pius V — This is the pope whose job it was to implement the historic Council of Trent. If we think popes…
  2. Monday: Feast Day of St. Peter of… — Also called Peter of Verona, an inquisitor and martyr. Peter was born at Verona, Italy, in 1205.…
  3. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Gianna… — “In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother…
  4. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Zita, Virgin — Saint Zita of Lucca’s Story Zita is a good saint for those of us who sometimes lose a…
  5. Friday: Feast Day of St. Cletus and… — April 26.—STS. CLETUS and MARCELLINUS, Popes, Martyrs.ST. CLETUS was the third Bishop of…
  6. Thursday: St. Mark, Evangelist and… — Much of what we know about St. Mark, the author of the Second Gospel, comes largely from the New…
  7. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Fidelis,… — If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his…
  8. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. George — “It is uncertain when Saint George was born and historians continue to debate to this day.…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of Blessed Helen of… — “Helen Valentini was born in Udine, northern Italy, about the year 1396. She married Antonio…
  10. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Anselm,… — “Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church’s…
  11. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Caedwalla… — “English-speaking visitors to the crypt of St Peter’s at Rome often have their…
  12. Friday: Feast Day of St. Elphege,… — “St. Elphege was born in the year 954, of a noble Saxon family. He first became a monk in…
  13. Thursday: St Apollonius the Apologist — “Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless…
  14. Wednesday: Blessed Clare Gambacorta — “Blessed Clare Gambacorta (born Victoria, and also known, confusingly, as Bl. Theodora or…
  15. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Bernadette… — “I shall spend every moment loving. One who loves does not notice her trials; or perhaps…
  16. Monday: Blessed Caesar de Bus — ”Like so many of us, Caesar de Bus struggled with the decision about what to do with his…
  17. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Justin — “St Justin or Justin Martyr was an early Christian apologist, and is regarded as the…
  18. Saturday: St Martin I — “Little or nothing is known of the early life of the seventh century pope and martyr St.…
  19. Friday: Feast Day of St. Julius I — “St Julius I, pope from 337 to 352. The papacy had been vacant four months when he was…
  20. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Leo the… — “The sagacity of Leo I, his successful defense of the Catholic faith against heresy, as well…
  21. Wednesday: Blessed Antony Neyrot — “Antony Neyrot was born at Rivoli in Piedmont, and entered the Dominican priory of San Marco…
  22. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Waldetrudis — Waldetrudis, also known as Waltrude or Waudru, was the daughter of Saints Walbert and Bertilia and…
  23. Monday: Feast Day of St. Julia… — St. Julie (Julia) Billiart was born in 1751 and died in 1816. As a child, playing…
  24. Sunday: Feast Day of Blessed Ursulina — “Of the intrepid women who made noble efforts to end the scandals of the “Babylonish…
  25. Saturday: St. Marcellinus, Martyr,… — “Several of the works of St. Augustine, including his great book On the City of God, are…
  26. Friday: Blessed Juliana of Mount… — “The introduction of the feast of Corpus Christi was primarily due to one woman, whose mind…
  27. Thursday: St. Isidore, Bishop of… — St. Isidore’s two brothers, “Leander, who was greatly his senior, and Fulgentius,…
  28. Wednesday: Blessed Gandalf of Binasco… — “The Sicilians have a great veneration for this Gandulf, a Franciscan who, though born at…
  29. Tuesday: Feast day of St. Nicetius — “St. Nicetius, a great-uncle to St. Gregory of Tours, was descended from a Burgundian family…
  30. Monday: Feast Day of St. Hugh of… — St. Hugh was the Benedictine bishop of Grenoble, France, patron of St. Bruno. He was born in the…

2019March

  1. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Guy of… — St. Guy of Pomposa (1046) was born in Italy and gave everything to the poor. He spent three years,…
  2. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Zosimus — Zosimus (c. 570-660) + Bishop. Born on Sicily, at the age of seven he was placed in the monastery…
  3. Friday: Feast Day of St. Berthold — Berthold is considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite Order. He was born in…
  4. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Venturino of… — Venturino was a Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. A native of Bergamo, Italy, he joined…
  5. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Rupert — Rupert was a Bishop and missionary, also listed as Robert of Hrodbert. A member of a noble…
  6. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Margaret… — St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed…
  7. Monday: Feast of the Annunciation of… — The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first celebrated in the fourth…
  8. Sunday: Feast Day of Blessed Oscar… — Oscar Romero was an archbishop of San Salvador in 1980, at the time of his death. The night before…
  9. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Turbius of… — Today let us reflect on the life of St. Turbius of Mogrovejo. St. Turbius was born in Spain…
  10. Friday: Feast Day of St. Lea — Let us seek St. Lea’s intercession as we read about her life. A letter which St. Jerome…
  11. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Nicholas of… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  12. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Maria Josefa… — St. Maria Josefa Sancho de Guerra founded the Institute of the Servants of Jesus in 1871. This…
  13. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph,… — Today let us reflect in silence on the person of St. Joseph, earthly Father of Jesus. His life…
  14. Monday: Feast Day of St. Cyril of… — The crises that the Church faces today may seem minor when compared with the threat posed by the…
  15. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Patrick — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  16. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Julian of… — St. Julian was a martyr praised by St. John Chrysostom when his remains were enshrined in Antioch.…
  17. Friday: Feast Day of St. Louise de… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  18. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Matilda — St. Matilda was born about 895, the daughter of a German count. When she was still quite young,…
  19. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Angnellus of… — Franciscan founder and diplomat. He was born in Pisa, a member of the noble Agnelli clan. St.…
  20. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Seraphina — Seraphina was born in San Gimignano, Italy, to a poor family. She was known for her self denial…
  21. Monday: Feast Day of St. Teresa… — St. Teresa Margaret Redi was a Carmelite nun. Anna Maria Redi was a native of Florence, Italy. She…
  22. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Macarius of… — St. Macarius of Jerusalem was the Bishop of Jerusalem, Israel, who aided St. Helena in identifying…
  23. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Frances of… — Each saint has great interecessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us read a little…
  24. Friday: Feast Day of St. John of God — John of God was an impulsive man who followed the promptings of his heart wherever God led him.…
  25. Thursday: Feast Day of Sts. Perpetua… — Perpetua and Felicity were early martyrs of the Church. Let us reflect on the words of St.…
  26. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Colette — Colette was the daughter of a carpenter named DeBoilet at Corby Abbey in Picardy, France. She was…
  27. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John Joseph… — St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful…
  28. Monday: Feast Day of St. Casimir — Casimir, born of kings and in line to be a king himself, was filled with exceptional values and…
  29. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Katharine… — Let us reflect on the words of St. Katherine Drexel today as we celebrate her feast…
  30. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Angela of… — Ángela Guerrero Gonzalez was born in Seville, Spain, in 1846. She was one of 14 children. Her…
  31. Friday: Feast Day of St. David of… — David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we…

2019February

  1. Thursday: Feast Day of Pope, St. Hilary — Today let us read about one of our early Popes, and seek his prayers. Pope Hilary was…
  2. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Anne Line — Let us read about St. Anne Line and ask for her intercession today. St. Anne Line was an…
  3. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Isabel of… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  4. Monday: Feast Day of St. Walburga — St. Walburga, Virgin, was born in Devonshire England, around 710. She was the daughter of a West…
  5. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Adela — Today is the feast of St. Adela. Let us seek her intercession for our daily duties. She was a…
  6. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Polycarp — Let us reflect today on the humility and strength of this great saint. And may we ask him to…
  7. Friday: Feast of the Chair of St.… — Let us read about the meaning of this important feast day in our Church. ”This feast…
  8. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Peter Damian — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  9. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Jacinta… — Saints have great intercessory power on their feast days. Let us ask St. Jacinta to pray for us…
  10. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Barbatus of… — Let us read about the life of St. Barbatus as we seek his intercession. ”St. Barbatus of…
  11. Monday: Feast Day of St. Gertrude… — Gertrude Comensoli, born Catherine, was an Italian who was canonized in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.…
  12. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  13. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Onesimus — Today is the feast day of St. Onesimus. We read about him in Paul’s writings in the New…
  14. Friday: Feast of St. Claude de la… — Today, let us reflect on the words of St. Claude de la Colombiere, recognizing his great love for…
  15. Thursday: Feast Day of Saints Cyril and… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  16. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Catherine… — St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the…
  17. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Julian — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  18. Monday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the…
  19. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Scholastica,… — Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, had been consecrated to God from her earliest years.…
  20. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Anne… — Born to poor but pious peasants. She was a very pious child who suffered with poor health, but who…
  21. Friday: Feast Day of St. Jerome… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  22. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Richard the… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  23. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Paul Miki… — Brother Paul Miki, a Jesuit and a native of Japan, has become the best known among the martyrs of…
  24. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Agatha — As Agatha lay dying because of her faith, she said, “Lord, my Creator, you have ever…
  25. Monday: Feast Day of St. Joan of… — Joan of Valois, 1464–1505, was the second daughter of Louis XI, King of France, and Charlotte of…
  26. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Blaise… — “The legend has it that as the hunters hauled Blaise off to prison, a mother came with her…
  27. Saturday: Feast if the Presentation of… — When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him…
  28. Friday: Feast Day of St. Veridiana — St. Veridiana was a “Benedictine virgin and recluse. Originally from a noble family of…

2019January

  1. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John Bosco — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  2. Wednesday: Feast day of St. Hippolytus — “Fly to the Catholic Church! Adhere to the only faith which continues to exist from the…
  3. Tuesday: Feast day of St. Aquilinus — “Aquilinus was born in Bavaria. He left his native land to avoid being made a bishop, went…
  4. Monday: Feast Day of St. Thomas… — By universal consent, Thomas Aquinas is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of…
  5. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Angela… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  6. Saturday: Feast of St. Timothy,… — Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to…
  7. Friday: Feast of the Conversion of… — Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high…
  8. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Francis de… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  9. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Marianne… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  10. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Brithwald — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  11. Monday: Feast Day of St. Agnes — St. Agnes of Rome was born in 291 AD and raised in a Christian family. Agnes was very beautiful…
  12. Sunday: Feast day of Pope St. Fabian — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  13. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Fillan — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  14. Friday: Feast Day of St. Margaret of… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  15. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Anthony the… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  16. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph Vaz — In the homily for the canonization of Joseph Vaz in January of 2015, Pope Francis said of St.…
  17. Tuesday: Feat Day of St. Paul the… — Saint Paul the Hermit’s Story It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how…
  18. Monday: Feast Day of St. Macrina — Grandmother of Sts. Basil and Gregory of Nyssa. She was trained in the faith by St. Gregory…
  19. Sunday: The Baptism of Our Lord — Mark 1:9-11 It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized…
  20. Saturday: Feast Day for St. Anthony… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  21. Friday: Feast Day of St. Paulinus — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  22. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — Peter Orseolo, of Rivo Alto, Italy, served as commander of the Venetian navy before becoming doge…
  23. Wednesday: Feast Day of Sts. Julian and… — Julian and Basilissa were married and used their home as a Christian hospital for the poor. They…
  24. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Apollinaris — St. Apollinaris was one of the most illustrious bishops of the second century. Eusebius, St.…
  25. Monday: Feast Day of St. Raymond of… — St. Raymond of Pennafort is the Patron Saint of Canonists.  Born in Spain, St. Raymond was a…
  26. Sunday: The Ephphany of Our Lord — The Epiphany of Our Lord is the Christian feast observed on January 6. The word…
  27. Saturday: Feast Day of St. John Neumann — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  28. Friday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  29. Thursday: Feast of the Most Holy Name… — Today, let us reflect on Jesus and invoke His sweet name throughout the day: “Jesus.”
  30. Wednesday: Feast of St. Basil — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  31. Tuesday: Feast of Mary, the Holy… — Today is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. In her honor we read the words of Mary to…

2018December

  1. Monday: Feast Day of St. Sylvester I — When you think of this pope, you think of the Edict of Milan, the emergence of the Church from the…
  2. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Egwin — You say you’re not familiar with today’s saint? Chances are you…
  3. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Thomas… — A strong man who wavered for a moment, but then learned one cannot come to terms with evil, and so…
  4. Friday: Feast of the Holy Innocents,… — Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his…
  5. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John, the… — It is God who calls; human beings answer. The vocation of John and his brother James is stated…
  6. Wednesday: Feast of St. Stephen, the… — “As the number of disciples continued to grow, the Greek-speaking Christians complained…
  7. Tuesday: The Birth of Our Lord Jesus… — Luke 2:1-20 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world…
  8. Monday: Feast Day of St. Tarsilla and… — St. Gregory the Great had three aunts, sisters to his father, Gordian the regionarius, who led an…
  9. Sunday: Feast Day of St. John of… — John was a country lad who made good in the big city and the big university of Kraków, Poland.…
  10. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Jacopone… — Jacomo or James, was born a noble member of the Benedetti family in the northern Italian city of…
  11. Friday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — The energetic life of Peter Canisius should demolish any stereotypes we may have of the life of a…
  12. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Dominic of… — It’s not the founder of the Dominicans we honor today, but there’s a poignant story…
  13. Wednesday: Feast Day of Blessed Pope… — In 1362, the man elected pope declined the office. When the cardinals could not find another…
  14. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Winebald — Winebald was a Benedictine abbot and missionary. The brother of Sts. Willibald and Walburga, he…
  15. Monday: Feast Day of St. John of… — John was born at Faucon, Provence, on June 23, 1160. He was educated at Aix, but on his return to…
  16. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Adelaide — Born c. 931 in Burgandy, St. Adelaide married, at 15 or 16, Lothair of Italy to whom her father…
  17. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Mary… — This woman who once wanted to become a Trappistine nun was instead led by God to establish a…
  18. Friday: Feast Day of St. John of the… — John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the…
  19. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Lucy — Lucy’s history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who…
  20. Wednesday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that…
  21. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Daniel, the… — St. Daniel, the Stylite, Priest. Feast day is December 11. Daniel was born in Maratha, Syria in…
  22. Monday: Feast Day of Pope St. Gregory… — He was just standing there, not doing anything special. As a Syrian priest he must have felt a…
  23. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Juan Diego — Juan Diego was born in 1474 with the name “Cuauhtlatoatzin” (“the talking…
  24. Saturday: Feast Day of the Immaculate… — A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came…
  25. Friday: Feast Day of St. Ambrose — One of Ambrose’s biographers observed that at the Last Judgment, people would still be…
  26. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Nicholas — The absence of the “hard facts” of history is not necessarily an obstacle to the…
  27. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Crispina — St. Crispina was a martyr praised by St. Augustine. Crispina was a wealthy Roman wife and mother…
  28. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John… — John spent most of his life in the Monastery of Saint Sabas near Jerusalem, and all of his life…
  29. Monday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — Jesus asked, “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his…
  30. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Eusebius — St. Eusebius was a Roman martyr with Adria, Aurelia, Hippolytus, Mary, Martana, Maximus,…
  31. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Charles… — Born into an aristocratic family in Strasbourg, France, Charles was orphaned at the age of 6,…

2018November

  1. Friday: St Andrew — Andrew was Saint Peter’s brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by…
  2. Thursday: St Clement — Clement of Rome was the third successor of Saint Peter, reigning as pope during the last decade of…
  3. Wednesday: St James of the Marche — Meet one of the fathers of the modern pawnshop! James was born in the Marche of Ancona, in…
  4. Tuesday: St Francesco Antonio Fasani — Born in Lucera, Francesco entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1695. After his ordination 10…
  5. Monday: St Columban — Columban was the greatest of the Irish missionaries who worked on the European continent. As a…
  6. Sunday: St Catherine of Alexandria — According to the Legend of St. Catherine, this young woman converted to Christianity after…
  7. Saturday: St Andrew Dung-Lac and… — Andrew Dung-Lac, a Catholic convert ordained to the priesthood, was one of 117 people martyred in…
  8. Friday: Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro — “¡Viva Cristo Rey!”—Long live Christ the King!—were the last words Pro…
  9. Thursday: St Cecilia — Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her…
  10. Wednesday: Presentation of the Blessed… — Mary’s presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built…
  11. Tuesday: St Rose Philippine Duchesne — Born in Grenoble, France, of a family that was among the new rich, Rose learned political skills…
  12. Monday: St Agnes of Assisi — Born Caterina Offreducia, Agnes was the younger sister of Saint Clare, and her first follower.…
  13. Sunday: Dedication of the Churches of… — St. Peter’s is probably the most famous church in Christendom. Massive in scale and a…
  14. Saturday: St Elizabeth of Hungary — In her short life, Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has…
  15. Friday: St Margaret of Scotland — Margaret of Scotland was a truly liberated woman in the sense that she was free to be herself. For…
  16. Thursday: St Albert the Great — Albert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church’s…
  17. Wednesday: St Gertrude the Great — Gertrude, a Benedictine nun in Helfta, Saxony, was one of the great mystics of the 13th century.…
  18. Tuesday: St Frances Xavier Cabrini — Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the…
  19. Monday: St. Josaphat — In 1964, newspaper photos of Pope Paul VI embracing Athenagoras I, the Orthodox patriarch of…
  20. Sunday: St Martin of Tours — A conscientious objector who wanted to be a monk; a monk who was maneuvered into being a bishop; a…
  21. Saturday: St Leo the Great — With apparent strong conviction of the importance of the Bishop of Rome in the Church, and of the…
  22. Friday: Dedication of St. John… — Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are wrong. St.…
  23. Thursday: Blessed John Duns Scotus — A humble man, John Duns Scotus has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the…
  24. Wednesday: St Willibrord — Saint Willibrord’s Story Apostle of Frisia, Netherlands, a missionary archbishop.…
  25. Tuesday: St Nicholas Tavelic and… — Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions’ Story Nicholas and his three companions are…
  26. Monday: St Peter Chrysologus — Saint Peter Chrysologus’ Story A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce…
  27. Sunday: St Charles Borremeo — The name of Charles Borromeo is associated with reform. He lived during the time of the…
  28. Saturday: St Martin de Porres — Saint Martin de Porres’ Story “Father unknown” is the cold legal phrase…
  29. Friday: All Souls’ Day — The Story of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed The Church has encouraged…
  30. Thursday: All Saints Day — The earliest certain observance of a feast in honor of all the saints is an early fourth-century…

2018October

  1. Wednesday: All Hallows’ Eve or… — Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, Allsaintstide, or the Hallowmas season, is the triduum encompassing the…
  2. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Dorothy of… — Dorothy was a widow and hermitess. She was born a peasant on February 6, 1347, in Montau, Prussia.…
  3. Monday: Feast Day of St. Cuthbert… — An English martyr, Cuthbert was born near Branstaple, in Devonshire, as a Protestant. He converted…
  4. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Jude — Saints Simon and Jude’s Story Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark…
  5. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Odran of… — Also known as Otteran and Oran, an Irish abbot, Otteran served as abbot of the Irish monastery of…
  6. Friday: Feast Day of St. Alfred the… — King of Wessex, scholar, and renowned Christian monarch. Alfred was born in 849, the fifth son of…
  7. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Boniface I — Ordained by Pope Damasus I, St. Boniface was a priest at Rome and served as papal legate to…
  8. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Anthony Mary… — St. Anthony Mary Claret was a Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in…
  9. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Paul Tong… — St. Paul Tong Buong was a Vietnamese martyr. A native of Vietnam, he served in the bodyguard of…
  10. Monday: Feast Day of Pope St. John… — “Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass…
  11. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Laura of… — As a young woman, Laura Montoya Upegui, of Jerico, Colombia, became an elementary schoolteacher to…
  12. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Paul of the… — St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and…
  13. Friday: Feast Day of St. John de… — These are all Jesuit martyrs of North America. John was born in Conde-sur­Vire, in Normandy,…
  14. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Luke — St. Luke is quite special. Not only was he the only Gentile to write books of the Bible, but he…
  15. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Margaret… — Daughter of Claude Alacoque and Philiberte Lamyn, Margaret was born on July 22, at…
  16. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Hedwig — Duchess and widow, the patroness of Silesia, a region of eastern Europe. Also called Jadwiga in…
  17. Monday: Feast Day of St. Teresa of… — Known to her family as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, she became the reformer of Carmel, mother of…
  18. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Rusticus — Bishop of Trier, Germany. He was forced to resign his see owing to the charge of sexual misconduct…
  19. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Edward the… — Edward the Confessor was the son of King Ethelred III and his Norman wife, Emma, daughter of Duke…
  20. Friday: Feast Day of St. Edwin of… — In the year 616, King Ethelfrith was slain in battle by Redwald, King of the East Angles. Edwin of…
  21. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John XXIII — St. John XXIII was known also known as “Good Pope John”. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli…
  22. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Daniel… — From the Writings of Anne, a Lay Apostle, from the Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King…
  23. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John… — John Leonardi was born at Diecimo, Italy. He became a pharmacist’s assistant at Lucca,…
  24. Monday: Feast Day of Our Lady of Good… — 800 years ago Christians were being captured by the Moslems and sold into slavery by the…
  25. Sunday: Feast Day of Our Lady of the… — Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of…
  26. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Bruno — Bruno was born in Cologne of the prominent Hartenfaust family. He studied at the Cathedral school…
  27. Friday: Feast Day of St. Faustina… — On this feast day of St. Faustina, let us relect on her words written in her…
  28. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Francis of… — Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel…
  29. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Mother… — Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods,…
  30. Tuesday: Feast Day of Our Guardian… — Guardian angelsJohn Paul affirms that “in the key moments [the angels] surround Christ and…
  31. Monday: Feast Day of St. Therese, the… — In Chapter One of the autobiography of St. Therese, she speaks of two great virtues: obedience and…

2018September

  1. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Jerome — St. Jerome, was the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. He is the Patron Saint of…
  2. Saturday: Feast Day of Sts. Michael,… — Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel…
  3. Friday: Feast Day of St. Eustochium — Eustochium was the third daughter of St. Paula. She was born circa 370 and stayed with her mother,…
  4. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Vincent de… — The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent de Paul’s eyes to the crying…
  5. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Cosmas and… — Little is known of the lives of these two saints except that they suffered martyrdom in Syria…
  6. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Vincent… — Vincent Strambi was the son of a druggist, and was born on January 1 at Civitavecchia, Italy. He…
  7. Monday: Feast Day of St. Anathalon — Bishop of Milan, Italy, and companion of St. Barnabas. Anathalon was sent to Milan by Barnabas. He…
  8. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Padre Pio — St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift…
  9. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Emmeramus — St. Emmeramus, also known as St. Emmeram, was a bishop and martyr. A native of Poitiers, France,…
  10. Friday: Feast Day of St. Matthew — Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born…
  11. Thursday: Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul… — The evangelization of Korea began during the 17th century through a group of lay persons. A strong…
  12. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Januarius — St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion…
  13. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph of… — Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Already as a child, Joseph showed a…
  14. Monday: Feast Day of St. Robert… — September 17th is the feast day of Saint Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, and patron saint…
  15. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Cornelius — A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen…
  16. Saturday: Feast Day of Our Lady of… — For a while there were two feasts in honor of the Sorrowful Mother: one going back to the 15th…
  17. Friday: Feast Day of the Exaultation… — The one symbol most often identified with Jesus and his Church is the cross. Today we celebrate…
  18. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John… — The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means…
  19. Wednesday: Feast of The Most Holy Name… — This feast is a counterpart to the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus; both have the possibility of…
  20. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John Gabriel… — St. John was the oldest son of a farmer in Le Puech, France. He had seven younger siblings. Three…
  21. Monday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — Also called Peter of Mozonzo, archbishop and leader of the Spanish Reconquista. Born in Galicia,…
  22. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Isaac the… — Isaac the Great, whose feast day is September 9 became a monk. He was the son of Catholicos St.…
  23. Saturday: Nativity of the Blessed… — The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth…
  24. Friday: Feast Day of St. Marko Krizin — St. Marko Krizin was a nartyr of Hungary, sometimes called Mark Crisin. He was born into a famed…
  25. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Felix and… — St. Felix and Augebert were two martyred Englishmen who were captured and sold into slavery in…
  26. Wednesday: St. Teresa of Calcutta — Today, we have three quotes from Mother Teresa on the topic of prayer. Let us contemplate her…
  27. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Rosalia — St. Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses and Quisquina, was a descendant of the great…
  28. Monday: Feast Day of Pope St. Gregory… — Gregory was the prefect of Rome before he was 30. After five years in office he resigned, founded…
  29. Sunday: Feast Day of the Martyrs of… — A group of 190 martyrs who were massacred on September 2 and 3, during the French Revolution. The…
  30. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Anna the… — Anna the Prophetess, from Luke’s gospel has her feast day today. Since little is known about…

2018August

  1. Friday: St Wolfgang of Regensburg — “Wolfgang was born in Swabia, Germany, and was educated at a school located at the abbey of…
  2. Thursday: St Jeanne Jugan — “Born in northern France during the French Revolution—a time when congregations of…
  3. Wednesday: The Passion of St John the… — “The drunken oath of a king with a shallow sense of honor, a seductive dance and the hateful…
  4. Tuesday: St Augustine — ”Aurelius Augustine was born in 354 at Tagaste, Algeria, in North Africa, the son of…
  5. Monday: St Monica — The circumstances of Saint Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter…
  6. Sunday: St Zephyrinus — “Zephyrinus, Pope + Pope from 199-217. According to the Liber Pontificalis , he was a Roman…
  7. Saturday: St Joseph Calasanz — From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately…
  8. Friday: St Bartholomew, Apostle — “In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some…
  9. Thursday: St Rose of Lima — Historians remember St. Rose of Lima for her piety and chastity. Born in 1586 in Lima, Peru to…
  10. Wednesday: Queenship of the Blessed… — “Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in…
  11. Tuesday: St Pius X — “Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of…
  12. Monday: St Bernard — “St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in…
  13. Sunday: St John — “THIS Saint was little nephew to St. Louis, King of France, and nephew, by his mother, to…
  14. Saturday: St Helena — “St. Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great and an Empress of the Roman…
  15. Friday: St. Liberatus, Abbot, and Six… — “In 484, some 34 years after the death of Saint Augustine, the Vandal king, Hunneric, issued…
  16. Thursday: St Stephen of Hungary — “The Church is universal, but its expression is always affected—for good or…
  17. Wednesday: The Assumption of the Blessed… — “On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith:…
  18. Tuesday: St Maximillian Kolbe — “The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise…
  19. Monday: Sts Pontian and Hippolytus — Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had…
  20. Sunday: St Louis, Bishop — “THIS Saint was little nephew to St. Louis, King of France, and nephew, by his mother, to…
  21. Saturday: St Clare — “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become…
  22. Friday: St Lawrence — The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration…
  23. Thursday: St Teresa Benedicta of the… — “Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)Virgin and Martyr Edith Stein, born in…
  24. Wednesday: St Mary MacKillop — Saint Mary MacKillop’s Story If Saint Mary MacKillop were alive today, she would be…
  25. Tuesday: St Cajetan — Saint of the Day for August 7 (October 1, 1480 – August 7, 1547) Saint…
  26. Monday: The Transfiguration of the… — “All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark…
  27. Sunday: Dedication of the Basilica of… — “Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major (Our Lady of the Snows), Rome in 435 on the…
  28. Saturday: St John Vianney — “Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints–they…
  29. Friday: Finding the Relics of St… — “The edifying story of St. Stephen the Protomartyr is told in Chapters Six and Seven of the…
  30. Thursday: St Peter Julian Eymard — “How kind is our Sacramental Jesus! He welcomes you at any hour of the day or night. His…
  31. Wednesday: St Alphonsus Liguori — “Know also that you will probably gain more by praying fifteen minutes before the Blessed…

2018July

  1. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Ignatius of… — On this feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, let us reflect on a beautiful prayer he…
  2. Monday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church was born at Imola, Italy in 406. St. Peter…
  3. Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday in… — Today, let us reflect on the gospel of John. Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large…
  4. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Alphonsa of… — Annakkutty (little Anna) was born on August 19, 1910, in Kudamaloor, a village in Kerala, India,…
  5. Friday: Feast Day of “The Seven… — Having confessed the faith before the proconsul at Ephesus under Decius in 250, they were walled…
  6. Thursday: Feast Day of Sts. Joachim and… — Saints Joachim (sometimes spelled “Joaquin,” pronounced “wal-keem”) and…
  7. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. James the… — Nothing is known of St. James the Greater’s early life, though it has been established that…
  8. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. John Boste — St. John Boste was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born at Dufton, at…
  9. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bridget of… — The story and history of Saint Bridget of Sweden. Saint Bridget was born of the Swedish royal…
  10. Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Let us reflect today on the gospel of Mark. The apostles gathered together with Jesus and…
  11. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Lawrence of… — Caesare de Rossi was born at Brandisi, kingdom of Naples, on July 22nd. He was educated by the…
  12. Friday: Feast Day of St. Aurelius — St. Aurelius was a Bishop and companion of St. Augustine of Hippo. Aurelius was a deacon at…
  13. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Arsenius the… — St. Arsenius the Great was a confessor and hermit on the Nile. Arsenius, who was born in Rome in…
  14. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Camillus de… — St. Camillus de Lellis was born at Bocchianico, Italy. He fought for the Venetians against the…
  15. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Charbel — St Charbel was a Catholic priest in the Monastery of St. Maroun at Annaya, Lebanon. During his…
  16. Monday: Feast Day of Our Lady of Mt.… — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is the patroness of the Carmelite Order. Mt. Carmel, near the modern port…
  17. Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Today, let us spend some time reflecting on the gospel message: Jesus summoned the Twelve…
  18. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Kateri… — St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior, was born in 1656 in what is now upstate…
  19. Friday: Feast Day of St. Teresa de… — St. Teresa de los Andes was a Discalced Carmelite mystic and the first Chilean to be beatified or…
  20. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John Wall — St. John Wall was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born near Preston,…
  21. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Benedict of… — St. Benedict, the Father of Western monasticism and brother of Scholastica, is considered the…
  22. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Amalberga — St. Amalberga was a miracle worker and virgin, beloved of Charlemagne. Amalberga is revered in…
  23. Monday: Feast Day of St. Adrian Van… — St. Adrian Van Hilvarenbeek was a martyr in the religious wars of Holland during the difficult…
  24. Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary… — Let us spend some time reflecting on the gospel of today: Jesus departed from there and…
  25. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Humphrey… — St. Humphrey Lawrence was a martyr of England. Born in Hampshire, he was a convert to Catholicism…
  26. Friday: Feast Day of St. Maria… — Born on October 16 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Ancona Province in Italy, her farmworker father moved…
  27. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Anthony Mary… — Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, Anthony became a medical doctor. In…
  28. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of… — Elizabeth was a Spanish princess who was given in marriage to King Denis of Portugal at the age of…
  29. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Thomas, the… — St. Thomas was born in Galilee Israel circa the 1st century. When he first heard of Jesus’…
  30. Monday: Feast Day of St. Bernardino… — St. Bernardino Realino was born into a noble family of Capri, Italy in 1530. After receiving a…
  31. Sunday: Feast Day of St. Junipero… — Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca on November 24, 1713, and took the name of…

2018June

  1. Saturday: Feast Day of the First… — The holy men and women are also called the “Protomartyrs of Rome.” They were accused…
  2. Friday: Feast Day of Sts. Peter and… — Let us reflect on the gospel reading for today: When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea…
  3. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Irenaeus — Irenaeus was probably born about the year 125, in one of those maritime provinces of Asia Minor…
  4. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Cyril of… — Saints are not born with halos around their heads. Cyril, recognized as a great teacher of the…
  5. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Marie… — Marie Magdalen Fontaine was a martyred Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. She was superior…
  6. Monday: Feast Day of St. Maximus of… — St. Maximus of Turin was a Bishop of Turin and an outstanding Biblical scholar and preacher. He…
  7. Sunday: Feast of the Nativity of St.… — Let us today reflect on the gospel story of the announcement of the birth of St. John the…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Peter of… — Peter was a Benedictine monk and preacher. Originally from England, he became a friend of St.…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. Thomas More — Thomas More was born 1478, in Milk Street, London and was the eldest son of a lawyer Sir John…
  10. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Aloysius… — St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy…
  11. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Adalbert of… — Adalbert was the Apostle of the Slavs and an archbishop. A German monk of the Benedictine…
  12. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Romuald — St. Romuald was born at Ravenna about the year 956. In spite of an infinite desire for virtue and…
  13. Monday: Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of… — Elizabeth of Schonau was a Benedictine abbess who was a gifted mystic. She had her first vision in…
  14. Sunday: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary… — Let us today, contemplate the gospel message. Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how…
  15. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Guy… — Blessed Guy Vignotelli (1185-1245) was from Cortona, Italy. He was known for his charities and…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of St. Abraham — St. Abraham was a hermit and confessor born near the Euphrates River in modern Iraq. While…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Joseph the… — St. Joseph was the most prolific of the Greek hymn writers. A native of Sicily, he was forced to…
  18. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Anthony of… — St. Anthony of Padua, original name Fernando Martins de Bulhões, was born 1195 in Lisbon,…
  19. Tuesday: Feast Day of Blessed Anthony… — Blessed Anthony Leszczewicz was born on September 30, 1890, in the parish of Wojstom, in the…
  20. Monday: Feast Day of St. Barnabus — All we know of Barnabas is to be found in the New Testament. A Jew, born in Cyprus and named…
  21. Sunday: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Today let us spend some time in contemplation of the gospel. He came home. Again [the]…
  22. Saturday: Feast of the Immaculate Heart… — Before looking closely at the actual devotion it is good to look back at where the focus on the…
  23. Friday: Feast of the Most Sacred… — Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion that focuses attention on the physical Heart…
  24. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Paul of… — St. Paul of Constantinople was the Bishop there during the period of bitter controversy in the…
  25. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Norbert — Norbert was born in 1080 into a wealthy family. He grew up in and around the royal court and…
  26. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Boniface of… — St. Boniface, originally called Winfrid, was born in England towards the end of the seventh…
  27. Monday: Feast Day of St. Optatus of… — St. Optatus was the Bishop of Milevis, Numidia,  in Africa, he was a convert from paganism,…
  28. Sunday: The Feast of the Most Holy… — According to Canon Law (Can. 944 §1,2) “Wherever in the judgment of the diocesan Bishop it…
  29. Saturday: Feast Day of Sts. Peter and… — Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the…
  30. Friday: Feast Day of St. John Baptist… — John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905), Bishop of Piacenza, lived the drama of the exodus of migrants…

2018May

  1. Thursday: Feast of the Visitation of… — Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the…
  2. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc — On this feast of St. Joan of Arc, let us reflect on her words: “Act, and God will act, work…
  3. Tuesday: Feast Day of Blessed Joseph… — Blessed Joseph Gérard, OMI (March 12, 1831-May 29, 1914) was a French Catholic missionary who…
  4. Monday: Feast Day of St. Paul Hanh — St. Paul Hanh was a Vietnamese martyr. He was a convert to Catholicism, but Paul later fell away…
  5. Sunday: Feast of the Most Holy… — Trinity Sunday is a moveable feast celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday. Also known as Holy…
  6. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Philip Neri — Though he was related to Italian nobility, Philip came from a poor family. His father, Francisco…
  7. Friday: Feast Day of St. Bede the… — Let us seek the help of the saint of the day and ask for his intercession. Here is a quote from…
  8. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Joanna — Jennifer is a derivative of Joanna whose feast day is May 24th. Joanna was the wife of Chuza,…
  9. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Giovanni… — St. Giovanni Battista de Rossi was one of four children born to Charles de Rossi and Frances…
  10. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Rita of… — Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow, and member of a religious…
  11. Monday: Feast Day of St. Godric of… — St. Godric was the oldest of three children born to a freedman Anglo-Saxon farmer. An adventurous…
  12. Sunday: Pentecost — Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the…
  13. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Crispin of… — St. Crispin was born in 1668 and died in 1750. When he was five years old, his pious mother took…
  14. Friday: Feast Day of Pope St. John I — St. John I, Pope and Martyr (Feast day–May 18) A native of Tuscany in Italy, John was elected Pope…
  15. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Giulia… — Saint Giulia Salzano (October 13, 1846–May 17, 1929) was the founder of the Congregation of…
  16. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. John… — In his early childhood, John Nepomucene was cured of a disease through the prayers of his good…
  17. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Isidore — Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In particular, he is the patron of…
  18. Monday: Feast Day of St. Matthias,… — Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters (there was a group of about one hundred…
  19. Sunday: Feast Day of the Ascension of… — Jesus said to his disciples: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every…
  20. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Pancras — We have no reliable historical information about this martyr. Legend tells us he was born at the…
  21. Friday: Feast Day of St. Gengulf — Here is quick synopsis of St. Gengulf’s life: He was born to wealthy Burgundian nobility,…
  22. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Damien de… — On their feast days, saints have great intercessory power. Let us ask for the intercession of St.…
  23. Wednesday: Feast Day of Blessed Theresa… — Blessed Mary Theresa was born Caroline Gerhardinger in Bavaria in 1797. Encouraged by her parish…
  24. Tuesday: Feast Day of Pope St.… — St. Boniface was the son of a physician named John. He was a student under Saint Gregory the Great…
  25. Monday: Feast Day of St. Rose… — Blessed Rose was born at Viterbo in 1656, the daughter of Godfrey Venerini, a physician. Upon the…
  26. Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter — Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.…
  27. Saturday: Feast Day of Saint Angelo — St. Angelo, who was one of the early members of the Carmelite Order, suffered martyrdom for the…
  28. Friday: St. Pelagia of Antioch — Today we recognize the saint of the day, St. Pelagia. St. Pelagia was a Roman martyred virgin. She…
  29. Thursday: Feast Day of Saints Philip… — James, Son of Alphaeus:  We know nothing of this man except his name, and, of course,…
  30. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Athanasius — St. Athanasius of Alexandria was a great defender of the faith and an opponent of the heresy of…
  31. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph the… — To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May…

2018April

  1. Monday: St Pius V — This is the pope whose job it was to implement the historic Council of Trent. If we think popes…
  2. Sunday: St Peter of Verona — Also called Peter of Verona, an inquisitor and martyr. Peter was born at Verona, Italy, in 1205.…
  3. Saturday: St Gianna Beretta Molla — “In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother…
  4. Friday: St Zita — Saint Zita of Lucca’s Story Zita is a good saint for those of us who sometimes lose a…
  5. Thursday: Sts. Cletus and Marcellinus — April 26.—STS. CLETUS and MARCELLINUS, Popes, Martyrs.ST. CLETUS was the third Bishop of…
  6. Wednesday: St Mark, Evangelist — Much of what we know about St. Mark, the author of the Second Gospel, comes largely from the New…
  7. Tuesday: St Fidelis of Sigmaringen — Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen’s Story<br><br>If a poor man needed some clothing,…
  8. Monday: St George — “ It is uncertain when Saint George was born and historians continue to debate to this day.…
  9. Sunday: Blessed Helen of Udine — “Helen Valentini was born in Udine, northern Italy, about the year 1396. She married Antonio…
  10. Saturday: St Anselm — “Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church’s…
  11. Friday: Feast Day of St, Caedwalla — “English-speaking visitors to the crypt of St Peter’s at Rome often have their…
  12. Thursday: St Elphege — “St Elphege was born in the year 954, of a noble Saxon family.  He first became a monk…
  13. Wednesday: St Apollonius the Apologist — “Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless…
  14. Tuesday: Blessed Clare Gambacorta — “Blessed Clare Gambacorta (born Victoria, and also known, confusingly, as Bl Theodora or…
  15. Monday: St Bernadette Soubirous — “I shall spend every moment loving.  One who loves does not notice her trials; or…
  16. Sunday: Blessed Caesar de Bus,… — ”Like so many of us, Caesar de Bus struggled with the decision about what to do with his…
  17. Saturday: St Justin — “St Justin or Justin Martyr was an early Christian apologist, and is regarded as the…
  18. Friday: St Martin 1 — “Little or nothing is known of the early life of the seventh century pope and martyr St.…
  19. Thursday: St Julius ! — “St Julius I, pope from 337 to 352.  The papacy had been vacant four months when he was…
  20. Wednesday: St Leo the Great — “The sagacity of Leo I, his successful defense of the Catholic faith against heresy, as well…
  21. Tuesday: Blessed Antony Neyrot — “Antony Neyrot was born at Rivoli in Piedmont, and entered the Dominican priory of San Marco…
  22. Monday: Annunciation of the Lord — “This great festival takes its name from the happy tidings brought by the angel Gabriel to…
  23. Sunday: Sunday of Divine Mercy — The following are passages from Divine Mercy in My Soul, The Diary of Sr. M. Faustian…
  24. Saturday: Blessed Ursulina, Virgin… — “Of the intrepid women who made noble efforts to end the scandals of the “Babylonish…
  25. Friday: St. Marcellinus, Martyr,… — “Several of the works of St. Augustine, including his great book On the City of God, are…
  26. Thursday: Blessed Juliana of Mount… — “The introduction of the feast of Corpus Christi was primarily due to one woman, whose mind…
  27. Wednesday: St. Isidore, Bishop of… — St. Isidore’s two brothers, “Leander, who was greatly his senior, and Fulgentius,…
  28. Tuesday: Blessed Gandalf of Binasco… — “The Sicilians have a great veneration for this Gandulf, a Franciscan who, though born at…
  29. Monday: Feast day of St. Niceties,… — “St. Nicetius, a great-uncle to St. Gregory of Tours, was descended from a Burgundian family…
  30. Sunday: Easter Sunday — “The resurrection of the dead is one of the most consoling truths of…

2018March

  1. Saturday: Holy Saturday — On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord’s tomb, meditating on his suffering and death.…
  2. Friday: The Seven Last Words of… — On this Good Friday of Lent, let us reflect on the seven last words of Jesus on the…
  3. Thursday: Holy Thursday — Let us reflect on the gospel for the evening mass of Holy Thursday. Before the feast of…
  4. Wednesday: Wednesday of Holy Week — In today’s gospel reading we hear the revelation of Judas as the one who will betray Christ.…
  5. Tuesday: Tuesday of Holy Week — Here is a reflection on today’s readings for mass. Today, again, our Savior sets out in…
  6. Monday: Monday of Holy Week — Today the liturgy presents two noteworthy characters who play dissimilar roles in the Lord’s…
  7. Sunday: Palm Sunday — Today, let us learn about the history and meaning of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the final…
  8. Saturday: Feast Day of Blessed Oscar… — Oscar Romero was an archbishop of San Salvador in 1980, at the time of his death. The night before…
  9. Friday: Feast Day of St. Turbius of… — Today let us reflect on the life of St. Turbius of Mogrovejo. St. Turbius was born in Spain…
  10. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Lea — Let us seek St. Lea’s intercession as we read about her life. A letter which St. Jerome…
  11. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Nicholas of… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  12. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Maria Josefa… — St. Maria Josefa Sancho de Guerra founded the Institute of the Servants of Jesus in 1871. This…
  13. Monday: Feast Day of St. Joseph,… — Today let us reflect in silence on the person of St. Joseph, earthly Father of Jesus. His life…
  14. Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Lent — On this Fifth Sunday of Lent, let us reflect on the gospel message as it relates to us and our…
  15. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Patrick — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  16. Friday: Feast Day of St. Julian of… — St. Julian was a martyr praised by St. John Chrysostom when his remains were enshrined in Antioch.…
  17. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Louise de… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  18. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Matilda — St. Matilda was born about 895, the daughter of a German count. When she was still quite young,…
  19. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Agnellus of… — Franciscan founder and diplomat. He was born in Pisa, a member of the noble Agnelli clan. St.…
  20. Monday: Feast Day of St. Maximilian — St. Maximilian of Theveste, Martyr (Also known as Maximilian of Tebessa) Died 296. In the African…
  21. Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Lent — As we continue on our journey through Lent, let us reflect on the gospel passage for today. How…
  22. Saturday: St. Macarius of Jerusalem — St. Macarius of Jerusalem was the Bishop of Jerusalem, Israel, who aided St. Helena in identifying…
  23. Friday: Feast Day of St. Frances of… — Each saint has great interecessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us read a little…
  24. Thursday: Feast Day of St. John of God — John of God was an impulsive man who followed the promptings of his heart wherever God led him.…
  25. Wednesday: Feast Day of Sts. Perpetua… — Perpetua and Felicity were early martyrs of the Church. Let us reflect on the words of St.…
  26. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Colette — Colette was the daughter of a carpenter named DeBoilet at Corby Abbey in Picardy, France. She was…
  27. Monday: Feast Day of St. Johhn Joseph… — St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful…
  28. Sunday: Third Sunday of Lent — Let us reflect on the gospel for today: Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up…
  29. Saturday: Feast of St. Katherine Drexel — Let us reflect on the words of St. Katherine Drexel today as we celebrate her feast…
  30. Friday: Feast Day of St. Angela of… — Ángela Guerrero Gonzalez was born in Seville, Spain, in 1846. She was one of 14 children. Her…
  31. Thursday: Feast Day of St. David of… — David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we…

2018February

  1. Wednesday: Feast Day of Pope St. Hilary — Today let us read about one of our early Popes, and seek his prayers. Pope Hilary was…
  2. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Anne Line — Let us read about St. Anne Line and ask for her intercession today. St. Anne Line was an…
  3. Monday: Feast Day of St. Isabel of… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  4. Sunday: Second Sunday of Lent — Let us meditate on the gospel for today: After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and…
  5. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Adela — Today is the feast of St. Adela. Let us seek her intercession for our daily duties. She was a…
  6. Friday: Feast Day of St. Polycarp — Let us reflect today on the humility and strength of this great saint. And may we ask him to…
  7. Thursday: Feast of the Chair of St.… — Let us read about the meaning of this important feast day in our Church. ”This feast…
  8. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Peter Damian — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  9. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Jacinta… — Saints have great intercessory power on their feast days. Let us ask St. Jacinta to pray for us…
  10. Monday: Feast Day of St. Barbatus of… — Let us read about the life of St. Barbatus as we seek his intercession. St. Barbatus of…
  11. Sunday: First Sunday of Lent — Let us meditate on the gospel for today: At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and…
  12. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Francis… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  13. Friday: Feast Day of St. Onesimus — Today is the feast day of St. Onesimus. We read about him in Paul’s writings in the New…
  14. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Claude de la… — Today, let us reflect on the words of St. Claude de la Colombiere, recognizing his great love for…
  15. Wednesday: Feast Day of Saints Cyril and… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  16. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Catherine… — St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the…
  17. Monday: Feast Day of St. Julian — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  18. Sunday: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Let us meditate on the gospel for today: A leper came to him [and kneeling down] begged him and…
  19. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Scholastica,… — Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, had been consecrated to God from her earliest years.…
  20. Friday: Feast Day of Blessed Anne… — Born to poor but pious peasants. She was a very pious child who suffered with poor health, but who…
  21. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Jerome… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  22. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Richard the… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  23. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Paul Miki… — Brother Paul Miki, a Jesuit and a native of Japan, has become the best known among the martyrs of…
  24. Monday: Feast Day of St. Agatha — As Agatha lay dying because of her faith, she said, “Lord, my Creator, you have ever…
  25. Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Let us mediatate on the gospel for today: On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of…
  26. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Blaise… — “The legend has it that as the hunters hauled Blaise off to prison, a mother came with her…
  27. Friday: Feast of the Presentation of… — When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him…
  28. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Veridiana — St. Veridiana was a “Benedictine virgin and recluse. Originally from a noble family of…

2018January

  1. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. John Bosco — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  2. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Hippolytus — “Fly to the Catholic Church! Adhere to the only faith which continues to exist from the…
  3. Monday: Feast Day of St. Aquilinus — Aquilinus was born in Bavaria. He left his native land to avoid being made a bishop, went to Italy…
  4. Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary… — Let us meditate on the gospel for today: Then they came to Capernaum, and on the sabbath he…
  5. Saturday: Feast Day of St. Angela… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  6. Friday: Feast of St. Timothy,… — Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to…
  7. Thursday: The Feast of the Conversion… — Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high…
  8. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Francis de… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  9. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Marianne… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  10. Monday: Feast Day of St. Brithwald — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  11. Sunday: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time — Let us meditate on the gospel for today: After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee…
  12. Saturday: Feast Day of Pope St. Fabian — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  13. Friday: Feast Day of St. Fillan — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  14. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Margaret of… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  15. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Anthony the… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  16. Tuesday: Feast Day of St. Joseph Vaz — In the homily for the canonization of Joseph Vaz in January of 2015, Pope Francis said of St.…
  17. Monday: Feast Day of St. Paul the… — Saint Paul the Hermit’s Story It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how…
  18. Sunday: Second Sunday in Ordinary… — The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he…
  19. Saturday: Feast Day of Saint Hilary of… — This staunch defender of the divinity of Christ was a gentle and courteous man, devoted to writing…
  20. Friday: Feast Day of St. Anthony Mary… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  21. Thursday: Feast Day of St. Paulinus — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  22. Wednesday: Feast Day of St. Peter… — Peter Orseolo, of Rivo Alto, Italy, served as commander of the Venetian navy before becoming doge…
  23. Tuesday: Feast Day of Saints Julian… — Julian and Basilissa were married and used their home as a Christian hospital for the poor. They…
  24. Monday: The Baptism of Our Lord — Mark 1:  9-11 It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was…
  25. Sunday: The Epiphany of the Lord — The Epiphany of Our Lord is the Christian feast observed on Jan. 6, 2016. The word…
  26. Saturday: Feast of St. Andre Bessette — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  27. Friday: Feast of Saint John Neumann — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  28. Thursday: Feast day of Elizabeth Ann… — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day. Today, let us ask for the…
  29. Wednesday: Feast of the Most Holy Name… — Today, let us reflect on Jesus and invoke His sweet name throughout the day: “Jesus.”
  30. Tuesday: Feast of St. Basil — Each saint has great intercessory power on his or her feast day.  Today, let us ask for the…
  31. Monday: Solemnity of Mary, the Holy… — Today is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.  In her honor we read the words of…

2017December

  1. Sunday: Feast of the Holy Family — I will fix him as a peg in a firm place,/ a seat of honor for his ancestral house;/ On him shall…
  2. Saturday: Titus 2:11-13 — For the grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly…
  3. Friday: 1 John 3:1-2 — See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we…
  4. Thursday: Feast of the Holy Innocents — Children, obey your parents [in the Lord], for this is right. “Honor your father and…
  5. Wednesday: Feast of St. John the… — She [Hannah] conceived and, at the end of her pregnancy, bore a son whom she named Samuel.…
  6. Tuesday: Feast of St. Stephen, the… — Now Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people.…
  7. Monday: John 1:1-4 — In the beginning[b] was the Word,/ and the Word was with God,/ and the Word was God./ He was in…
  8. Sunday: Ephesians 3:14-19 — For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is…
  9. Saturday: “Obedience is a special grace and it produces unfailing peace, inward joy, and close union…
  10. Friday: Psalm 86:2-6 — You are my God;/ be gracious to me, Lord;/ to you I call all the day./ Gladden the soul of your…
  11. Thursday: Matthew 9:9-13 — As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to…
  12. Wednesday: Isaiah 54:4 — Do not fear, you shall not be put to shame;/ do not be discouraged, you shall not be disgraced./…
  13. Tuesday: Isaiah 35:1-6 — The wilderness and the parched land will exult;/ the Arabah will rejoice and bloom;/ Like the…
  14. Monday: Isaiah 51:12-13 — I, it is I who comfort you./ Can you then fear mortals who die,/ human beings who are just grass,/…
  15. Sunday: Nehemiah 9:6 — “You are the Lord, you alone;/ You made the heavens,/ the highest heavens and all their…
  16. Saturday: Luke 2:16-21 — So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw…
  17. Friday: Exodus 19:5-6 — Now, if you obey me completely and keep my covenant, you will be my treasured possession among all…
  18. Thursday: Sirach 28:1-7 — The vengeful will face the Lord’s vengeance;/ indeed he remembers their sins in detail./…
  19. Wednesday: Proverbs 29:25 — Fear of others becomes a snare,/ but the one who trusts in the Lord is safe.
  20. Tuesday: Revelation 12:7-12 — Then war broke out in heaven; Michael[b] and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and…
  21. Monday: “When you know how much God is in love with you, then you can oly live your life radiating…
  22. Sunday: James 1:17 — All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with…
  23. Saturday: Forgive Offenses — Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I…
  24. Friday: Judith 13:17-18 — “Blessed are you, our God, who today have humiliated the enemies of your people.”…
  25. Thursday: Colossians 3:12-13 — Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness,…
  26. Wednesday: Hebrews 13:6-8 — Thus we may say with confidence:/ “The Lord is my helper,/ [and] I will not be afraid./ What…
  27. Tuesday: Psalm 103:19-21 — The Lord has set his throne in heaven;/ his dominion extends over all./ Bless the Lord, all you…
  28. Monday: Isaiah 55:6-9 — Seek the Lord while he may be found,/ call upon him while he is near./ Let the wicked forsake…
  29. Sunday: James 5:16 — The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
  30. Saturday: Wis 7:22b–8:1 — For in Wisdom is a spirit/ intelligent, holy, unique,/ Manifold, subtle, agile,/ clear, unstained,…
  31. Friday: Isaiah 42:16 — I will lead the blind on a way they do not know;/ by paths they do not know I will guide them./ I…

2017November

  1. Thursday: Jeremiah 33:8-9 — I will purify them of all the guilt they incurred by sinning against me; I will forgive all their…
  2. Wednesday: Luke 8:1-3 — Afterward he [Jesus} journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the…
  3. Tuesday: 1 Timothy 6:11-12 — But you, man of God, avoid all this. Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love,…
  4. Monday: Ezekiel 34:12 — As a shepherd examines his flock while he himself is among his scattered sheep, so will I examine…
  5. Sunday: Feast of Christ the King — Exalt the Lord, our God;/ bow down before his holy mountain;/ holy is the Lord, our God.
  6. Saturday: Protection Through Obedience — “Obedience is a special grace and it produces unfailing peace, inward joy, and close union…
  7. Friday: Matthew 6:14-15 — If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do…
  8. Thursday: Tobit 12:6 — Bless God and acknowledge him in the presence of all the living for the good things he has done…
  9. Wednesday: 1 Peter 2:9 — But you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that…
  10. Tuesday: Sirach 24:19-20, 22 — Come to me, all who desire me,/ and be filled with my fruits./ You will remember me as sweeter…
  11. Monday: “He is not alone who has Christ in his company.”
  12. Sunday: Exodus 34:6-7 — So the Lord passed before him and proclaimed: The Lord, the Lord, a God gracious and merciful,…
  13. Saturday: Sirach 15:14-17 — God in the beginning created human beings/ and made them subject to their own free choice./ If you…
  14. Friday: Matthew 26:41 — Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  15. Thursday: Timothy 1:15-17 — This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save…
  16. Wednesday: Sirach 27:30 — Wrath and anger, these also are abominations,/ yet a sinner holds on to them.
  17. Tuesday: Romans 14:7-9 — None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord,…
  18. Monday: Psalm 34:17-21 — The Lord’s face is against evildoers/ to wipe out their memory from the earth./ The…
  19. Sunday: Psalm 5:4 — For to you I will pray, Lord;/ in the morning you will hear my voice;/ in the morning I will plead…
  20. Saturday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — Words of Jesus to Sister Faustina: I have granted the grace you asked for on behalf of that…
  21. Friday: Mark 14:35-36 — [Jesus] advanced a little and fell to the ground and prayed that if it were possible the hour…
  22. Thursday: Ephesians 2:4-8 — But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in…
  23. Wednesday: 1 John 5:14 — And we have this confidence in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
  24. Tuesday: Ephesians 4:31-32 — All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all…
  25. Monday: “Failures are the priceless treasures given to you in your life…God will someday ask…
  26. Sunday: “Profanity is treating as meaningless that which is freighted with meaning. Treating as…
  27. Saturday: Isaiah 48:18 — If only you would attend to my commandments,/ your peace would be like a river,/ your vindication…
  28. Friday: Matthew 26:42 — Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, “My Father, if it is not possible that this cup…
  29. Thursday: 1 Chronicles 16:33-36 — Then let all the trees of the forest exult/ before the Lord, who comes,/ who comes to rule the…
  30. Wednesday: All Saints Day — Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every…

2017October

  1. Tuesday: Isaiah 26:4-7 — Trust in the Lord forever!/ For the Lord is an eternal Rock./ He humbles those who dwell on high,/…
  2. Monday: Isaiah 40:28-31 — Do you not know?/ Have you not heard?/ The Lord is God from of old,/ creator of the ends of the…
  3. Sunday: Hebrews 11:13, 16 — All these died in faith. They did not receive what had been promised but saw it and greeted it…
  4. Saturday: Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every…
  5. Friday: Luke 23:34 — Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
  6. Thursday: Psalm 23:6 — Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me/ all the days of my life;/ I will dwell in the house of…
  7. Wednesday: Proverbs 3:24 — When you lie down, you will not be afraid, when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.
  8. Tuesday: “For though the Lord be loving unto man, and gentle and mild, yet must we, as being of…
  9. Monday: Isaiah 40:1-5 — Comfort, give comfort to my people,/ says your God./ Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and proclaim…
  10. Sunday: 1 Chronicles 16:25-27 — For great is the Lord and highly to be praised;/ to be feared above all gods./ For the gods of the…
  11. Saturday: Proverbs 1:33 — But whoever obeys me dwells in security, in peace, without fear of harm.
  12. Friday: “The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to…
  13. Thursday: “Where is the foolish person who would think it in his power to commit more than God could…
  14. Wednesday: Malachi 3:19-20 — For the day is coming, blazing like an oven,/ when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be…
  15. Tuesday: Colossians 1:27b-29 — It is Christ in you, the hope for glory. It is he whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and…
  16. Monday: Revelation 21:3-4 — I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human…
  17. Sunday: Luke 23:39-43 — Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save…
  18. Saturday: Wisdom 7:22b- 8:1 — For in her is a spirit/ intelligent, holy, unique,/ Manifold, subtle, agile,/ clear, unstained,…
  19. Friday: Isaiah 35:1-2 — The wilderness and the parched land will exult;/ the Arabah will rejoice and bloom;/ Like the…
  20. Thursday: Ephesians 4:32 — And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in…
  21. Wednesday: Isaiah 25:8b-9 — The Lord God will wipe away/ the tears from all faces;/ The reproach of his people he will remove/…
  22. Tuesday: Job 4:6 — Is not your piety a source of confidence, and your integrity of life your hope?
  23. Monday: Isaiah 14:30 — In my pastures the poor shall graze, and the needy lie down in safety.
  24. Sunday: James 2:14-16 — What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith…
  25. Saturday: Feast Day of Our Lady of the… — “Even if you have to fight distractions all through your whole Rosary be sure to fight well,…
  26. Friday: Sirach 6:37 — Reflect on the statutes of the Lord, and meditate at all times on his commandments. It is he who…
  27. Thursday: Jude 21 — Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to…
  28. Wednesday: Isaiah 12:2 — God indeed is my salvation;/ I am confident and unafraid./ For the Lord is my strength and my…
  29. Tuesday: Ephesians 4:1-6 — I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have…
  30. Monday: Wisdom 5:16 — The Lord will shelter them with his right hand, and protect them with his arm.
  31. Sunday: James 1:27 — Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and…

2017September

  1. Saturday: Wisdom 7:11-14 — Yet all good things together came to me with her, and countless riches at her hands; I rejoiced in…
  2. Friday: Feast Day for St. Michael,… — St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares…
  3. Thursday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — […]It was at that time that I asked the Lord who else I should pray for. Jesus said that on…
  4. Wednesday: Romans 6:16 — Do you not know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of…
  5. Tuesday: Daniel 12:1-3 — “At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There…
  6. Monday: “Can anyone think of believing in God without trusting Him? Is it possible to trust in God…
  7. Sunday: James 2:5 — Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom…
  8. Saturday: John 6:39-40 — “And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he…
  9. Friday: Romans 12:9-12 — Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual…
  10. Thursday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — Today, the Lord gave me to know interiorly that He would never abandon me. He gave me to know His…
  11. Wednesday: “God doesn’t abandon anyone. The more you feel alone, neglected, scorned,…
  12. Tuesday: Revelation 12:7-9 — Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and…
  13. Monday: Revelation 21:1-4 — Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,…
  14. Sunday: Psalm 90:1-6, 14-15 — Lord, you have been our refuge/ through all generations./ Before the mountains were born,/ the…
  15. Saturday: Romans 6:3-9 — Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were…
  16. Friday: Proverbs 17:3 — The crucible for silver, and the furnace for gold,/ but the tester of hearts is the Lord.
  17. Thursday: Lyrics to hymn: Lift High the…Refrain: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim,Till all the world adore His…
  18. Wednesday: The Things That Must Happen… — Now it is Christ’s will to grow in us, gradually, gently, assimilating our lives to himself.…
  19. Tuesday: Philippians 3:7, 12 — Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.It is not that I have…
  20. Monday: Wisdom 13:1-9 — For all people who were ignorant of God were foolish by nature; and they were unable from the good…
  21. Sunday: Revelation 8:3-4 — Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a gold censer. He was given a great quantity of…
  22. Saturday: 2 Maccabees 12:44-45 — For if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish…
  23. Friday: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 — In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
  24. Thursday: Psalm 138:1-5 — I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;/ in the presence of the angels to you I sing./ I bow low…
  25. Wednesday: Isaiah 55:1 — All you who are thirsty,/ come to the water!/ You who have no money,/ come, buy grain and eat;/…
  26. Tuesday: 1 Peter 1:17-21 — Now if you invoke as Father him who judges impartially according to each one’s works,…
  27. Monday: John 10:14-17 — I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know…
  28. Sunday: Malachi 1:11 — From the rising of the sun to its setting,/ my name is great among the nations;

    Incense…
  29. Saturday: 1 John 3:1-3 — See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we…
  30. Friday: Isaiah 58:6-7 — Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose:/ releasing those bound unjustly,/ untying the thongs…

2017August

  1. Thursday: Luke 6:35-37 — But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your…
  2. Wednesday: Luke 14:13-14 — [Jesus said,] “Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the…
  3. Tuesday: Sirach 24:18-21 — Come to me, all who desire me,/ and be filled with my fruits./  You will remember me as…
  4. Monday: Concerning Christ’s… — “In a new order, because being invisible in His own nature, He became visible in ours, and…
  5. Sunday: “Our strength is prayer and the prayer of a humble person is the weakness of God.  The…
  6. Saturday: Romans 8:18-25 — I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be…
  7. Friday: Wisdom 6:1-11 — Hear, therefore, kings, and understand;learn, you magistrates of the earth’s expanse! Give…
  8. Thursday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — Words of Jesus to Sister Faustina: When you reflect upon what I tell you in the depths of your…
  9. Wednesday: Ephesians 6:14-15 — So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and…
  10. Tuesday: Feast of Mary, Queen of… — “Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach…
  11. Monday: Sirach 14:20, 15:3-6 — Happy those who meditate on Wisdom, and fix their gaze on knowledge; She will feed him with the…
  12. Sunday: Leviticus 23:22 — When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not be so thorough that you reap the field to…
  13. Saturday: Luke 12:54-59 — He also said to the crowds, “When you see [a] cloud rising in the west you say immediately…
  14. Friday: “Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst and…
  15. Thursday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — Words of Jesus to St. Faustina:   My heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and…
  16. Wednesday: Ephesians 6:12-13 — For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with…
  17. Tuesday: Feast of the Assumption — “…It is enough for you to know that Mary is the Mother of Jesus…She loves us…
  18. Monday: Romans 5:5-11 — Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the…
  19. Sunday: Ephesians 6:18 — With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be…
  20. Saturday: Wisdom 7:7-11 — Therefore I prayed, and prudence was given me;/ I pleaded and the spirit of Wisdom came to me./ I…
  21. Friday: Mark 10:46-52 — They came to Jericho.  And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,…
  22. Thursday: Acts 20:28, 32 — Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the holy Spirit has appointed you…
  23. Wednesday: Romans 12:5-16 — So we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another. Since we have…
  24. Tuesday: Hebrews 5:1-6 — Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts…
  25. Monday: Wisdom 3:1-9 — The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed,…
  26. Sunday: “Man is in the middle between God and nothingness, and he must choose.”
  27. Saturday: “God who made all things made himself of Mary, and thus he refashioned everything he had…
  28. Friday: “The outlook of faith is the outlook of the truth that may be obscured and trampled upon,…
  29. Thursday: Sirach 45:7, 17 — He made his office perpetualand bestowed on him priesthood for his people; He established him in…
  30. Wednesday: “Prayer is the best weapon we possess.  It is the key that opens the heart of…
  31. Tuesday: Psalm 37:5-11 — Commit your way to the Lord;/ trust in him and he will act/ And make your righteousness shine like…

2017July

  1. Monday: Jeremiah 31:34 — For I will forgive their iniquity and no longer remember their sin.
  2. Sunday: Sirach 23:27 — Thus all who dwell on the earth shall know,/all who remain in the world shall understand,/That…
  3. Saturday: Wisdom 8:5-6 — If riches are desirable in life, what is richer than Wisdom, who produces all things?  And if…
  4. Friday: Psalm 51:4 — Thoroughly wash away my guilt; and from my sin cleanse me.
  5. Thursday: Job 11:6 — And tell you the secrets of wisdom,/ for good sense has two sides;/ So you might learn that God/…
  6. Wednesday: “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
  7. Tuesday: Sirach 10:7, 12-13, 15-16 — Odious to the Lord and to mortals is pride,/ and for both oppression is a crime.

    The beginning…
  8. Monday: Psalm 116:1-2 — I love the Lord, who listened to my voice in supplication,

    Who turned an ear to me on the day I…
  9. Sunday: Luke 10:17-20 — The seventy[-two] returned rejoicing, and said, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us…
  10. Saturday: Judith 15:9-10 — “You are the glory of Jerusalem!/  You are the great pride of Israel!/  You are…
  11. Friday: Luke 10:21-22 — At that very moment he rejoiced [in] the holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father,…
  12. Thursday: Exodus 15:11-13 — Who is like you among the gods, O Lord?/  Who is like you, magnificent among the holy…
  13. Wednesday: Jeremiah 9:23 — But rather, let those who boast, boast of this,/ that in their prudence they know me,/ Know that…
  14. Tuesday: Isaiah 30:15 — For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:  By waiting and by calm you shall be…
  15. Monday: Ezekiel 34:15 — I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest.
  16. Sunday: “The glory of God is man fully alive.”
  17. Saturday: Ephesians 2:13-14, 15b-16 — For he is our peace, he who made both one and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his…
  18. Friday: Hebrews 11:8-10 — By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an…
  19. Thursday: Ephesians 4:26-27, 31-32 — Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger, and do not leave room for the…
  20. Wednesday: Speaking to the youth in the year 2000:  “It is Jesus you seek when you dream of…
  21. Tuesday: “Through the Holy Spirit paradise is restored.  We can address God as our Father with…
  22. Monday: “The greatest grace God can give someone is to send him a trial he cannot bear with his own…
  23. Sunday: Harmony Within — Follow My Guidance. Be afraid to venture on your own as a child fears to leave its mother’s…
  24. Saturday: Isaiah 60:17 — I will appoint peace your governor, and justice your ruler.
  25. Friday: Philippians 4:8 — Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure,…
  26. Thursday: ”Let nothing disturb you.

    Let nothing frighten you.

    All things are passing…
  27. Wednesday: “About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re one thing, and we…
  28. Tuesday: America The Beautiful — O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties…
  29. Monday: “O Jesus, in that hour when darkness like a cloak shall be spread over all things, may your…
  30. Sunday: Romans 12:3,16 — For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than…
  31. Saturday: 1 Peter 1:22-23 — Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one…

2017June

  1. Friday: Luke 17:3 — Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
  2. Thursday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — (Words of Jesus)  “Be watchful tnat you lose no opportunity that My providence offers…
  3. Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 7:3 — The husband should fulfill his duty toward his wife, and likewise the wife toward her husband.
  4. Tuesday: True Meekness — How easy it is to lead and guide when you are responsive to My wish! The hurts of life come only…
  5. Monday: “I arise today through the strength of Christ with his baptism, through the strength of his…
  6. Sunday: “I look upon myself as a weak little bird, with only a light down as covering. I am…
  7. Saturday: “With his own hand God the Father has impressed on Mary’s heart a perfect semblance of…
  8. Friday: “All my pleasure in this land of exile is that of having every kind of suffering found on…
  9. Thursday: “My Jesus, let me live in your heart and pour all my bitterness into it where it will be…
  10. Wednesday: “In the face of the too real dangers that surround me I repeat:  ‘Lord, I have…
  11. Tuesday: “When you are near the poor, give yourself wholeheartedly.”
  12. Monday: Isaiah 25:8 — The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove…
  13. Sunday: Luke 22:19-20 — Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is…
  14. Saturday: Blessed Assurance — Be still and know that I am God. Only when the soul attains this calm can there be true work done,…
  15. Friday: Luke 10:23-24 — Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see whay you…
  16. Thursday: James 2:12-13 — So speak and so act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom. For the judgment is…
  17. Wednesday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — Jesus, you have given me to know and understand in what a soul’s greatness consists; not in…
  18. Tuesday: Ephesians 1:11-12 — In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all…
  19. Monday: Ephesians 4:15-16 — Living the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him who is the head, Christ, from whom…
  20. Sunday: Matthew 3:13-17 — Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.  John tried to…
  21. Saturday: Romans 8:38-39 — For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present…
  22. Friday: 1 Peter 2:21-24 — For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example…
  23. Thursday: James 4:12 — Who then are you to judge your neighbor?
  24. Wednesday: “Never see a need without doing something about it.”
  25. Tuesday: Guardian Angels — “Our guardian angel’s task is to get us to heaven—not to keep us or our loved…
  26. Monday: “We must fight our battle between fear and hope in the knowledge that hope is always the…
  27. Sunday: “The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is…
  28. Saturday: “Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your…
  29. Friday: “I have seen the Lord!”
  30. Thursday: Exodus 34:6-7 — So the Lord passed before him (Moses) and proclaimed: “The Lord, the Lord, a God gracious…

2017May

  1. Wednesday: Psalm 37:39 — The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord,/ their refuge in a time of distress. 
  2. Tuesday: Holy Communion — “This sacrament has no effect in one who is insincere.”
  3. Monday: “The future is full of doubt, indeed, but fuller still of hope.”
  4. Sunday: Amos 5:4 — For thus says the Lord/ to the house of Israel:/ Seek me, that you may live.
  5. Saturday: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all…
  6. Friday: Forgiveness — “’I can forgive, but I cannot forget,’ is only another way of saying, ‘I…
  7. Thursday: Numbers 14:18 — ”The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in kindness, forgiving iniquity and…
  8. Wednesday: Psalm 84:11 — For the Lord God is a sun and shield;/ he bestows favor and honor./ No good thing does the Lord…
  9. Tuesday: Holy Communion — “The Blood, when worthily received, drives away demons and puts them at a distance from us,…
  10. Monday: Jeremiah 31:16-17 — Thus says the Lord:/ Cease your cries of weeping,/ hold back your tears!/ There is compensation…
  11. Sunday: “I can be calm and free from care on any shore, since God is there.”
  12. Saturday: Proverbs 4:4-6 — “Let your heart hold fast my words:/ keep my commands, and live!/ Get wisdom,/ get…
  13. Friday: Proverbs 3:6 — In all your ways be mindful of him,/ and he will make straight your paths.
  14. Thursday: Luke 7:21-22 — At that time he cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits; he also granted sight…
  15. Wednesday: Psalm 31:24 — Be strong, and let your heart take courage,/ all you who wait for the Lord.
  16. Tuesday: The Eucharist — “Let us, then, come back from that table (of the Eucharist) like lions breathing out fire,…
  17. Monday: Isaiah 57:15 — For thus says the high and lofty One, the One who dwells forever, whose name is holy: I dwell in a…
  18. Sunday: Deuteronomy 5:16 — Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord, your God, has commanded you, that you may have a…
  19. Saturday: Judith 15:9 — “You are the glory of Jerusalem! You are the great pride of Israel! You are the great…
  20. Friday: Matthew 16:24 — Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,take up…
  21. Thursday: Luke 5:33-35 — And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples…
  22. Wednesday: Genesis 1:27-28, 31 — God created mankind in his image;/ in the image of God he created him;/ male and female he created…
  23. Tuesday: Matthew 18:20 — “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of…
  24. Monday: Isaiah 40:10-11 — Here comes with power/ the Lord God,/ who rules by his strong arm;/ Here is his reward with him,/…
  25. Sunday: Deuteronomy 4:32-40 — Moses said to the people, “Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God…
  26. Saturday: Deuteronomy 31:12-13 — Assemble the people—men, women and children, as well as the resident aliens who live in your…
  27. Friday: Exodus 24:16-18; 34:29 — The glory of the Lord settled upon Mount Sinai. The cloud covered it for six days, and on the…
  28. Thursday: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 — Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now it is…
  29. Wednesday: Eagerness to Serve — As Jesus blessed the bread and broke the fragments to feed thousands, he wants this to be seen as…
  30. Tuesday: Lamentations 3:25-26 — The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him;/ It is good that one…
  31. Monday: 1 Peter 5:1-4 — So I exhort the presbyters among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of…

2017April

  1. Sunday: 2 Corinthians 3:18 — All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same…
  2. Saturday: Jeremiah 9:23 — But rather, let those who boast, boast of this, that in their prudence they know me, Know that I,…
  3. Friday: Colossians 3:15-17 — Be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and…
  4. Thursday: Daily Mass Text — “Look not upon our sins but on the faith of your Church.”
  5. Wednesday: Isaiah 30:20-21 — The Lord will give you bread in adversity and water in affliction. No longer will your Teacher…
  6. Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 — Consider your own calling, brothers.  Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many…
  7. Monday: Isaiah 25:6-8 — On this mountain the Lord of hosts/ will provide for all peoples/ A feast of rich food and choice…
  8. Sunday: Psalm 8 — O Lord our God, how awesome is your name through all the earth!/  I will sing of your majesty…
  9. Saturday: Revelation 21:4, 1… — Revelation: He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning,…
  10. Friday: Revelation 4:2-3, 1… — A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat one whose appearance sparkled like jasper and…
  11. Thursday: Revelation 1:12-18 — Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and when I turned, I saw seven gold…
  12. Wednesday: Luke 24:15, 31, 36 — And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked…
  13. Tuesday: John 20:11-16 — But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two…
  14. Monday: John 20:24-27 — Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other…
  15. Sunday: John 20:19-23 — On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples…
  16. Saturday: Luke 22:14-15 — When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles. He said to them, “I have…
  17. Friday: The Twelfth, Thirteenth and… — 12th Station—Jesus dies on the Cross Perseverance is the jewel of all jewels.…
  18. Thursday: The Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh… — 9th Station—Jesus falls the third time The commitment is to the death. The…
  19. Wednesday: The Sixth, Seventh and Eighth… — 6th Station—Veronica wipes the face of Jesus We are prompted through charity…
  20. Tuesday: The Third, Fourth and Fifth… — 3rd Station—Jesus falls the first time Life throws us to the ground, whether…
  21. Monday: The First and Second Stations — 1st Station—Jesus is condemned The condemnation of Christ was anticipated and…
  22. Sunday: John 11:25 — Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he…
  23. Saturday: Wisdom 9:13-18 — For who can learn the counsel of God? Or who can discern what the Lord wills? For the reasoning of…
  24. Friday: Key to Holiness — Draw near to Me, My children. Contact with Me is the panacea for all ills. Remember that Truth is…
  25. Thursday: Matthew 9:2 — And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he…
  26. Wednesday: Be patient with everyone, but above all with thyself. I mean, do not be disheartened by your…
  27. Tuesday: True Meekness — How easy it is to lead and guide when you are responsive to My wish! The hurts of life come only…
  28. Monday: John 11:19-27 — Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. [But]…
  29. Sunday: Sirach 21:6 — Whoever hates correction walks the sinner’s path, but whoever fears the Lord repents in his…
  30. Saturday: Galatians 3:26-29 — For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized…

2017March

  1. Friday: Luke 6:39-42 — And he told them a parable, “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall…
  2. Thursday: Psalm 119:137, 124 — You are righteous,Lord, and just are your judgments. Act with mercy toward your servant; teach me…
  3. Wednesday: Deuteronomy 11:18-19 — Take these words of mine into your heart and soul…Teach them to your children, speaking of…
  4. Tuesday: Three Ways to Develop a… — First we need to invite Him into our lives. Each and every day we need to pray for the…
  5. Monday: Jeremiah 23:1-4 — Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the flock of my pasture—oracle of the Lord.…
  6. Sunday: Psalm 51:12 — Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
  7. Saturday: Job 36:11 — If they listen and serve him, they spend their days in prosperity, their years in happiness.
  8. Friday: God So Loved the World — The anguish of the Passion of the Lord Jesus cannot fail to move to pity even the most hardened…
  9. Thursday: His mercy hath no relation to time, no limitation in time, it is not first, not last, but eternal,…
  10. Wednesday: It is in the home that the child learns the basic principle of accountability for actions; first…
  11. Tuesday: Luke 15:1-2 — The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him, but the Pharisees and…
  12. Monday: Isaiah 57:18-19 — I saw their ways, but I will heal them.  I will lead them and restore full comfort to them…
  13. Sunday: Matthew 12:43-45 — “When an unclean spirit goes out of a person it roams through arid regions searching for…
  14. Saturday: He that strives to draw himself from obedience,withdraws himself from grace.
  15. Friday: Wisdom 2:12-22 — Let us lie in wait for the righteous one, because he is annoying to us; he opposes our actions,…
  16. Thursday: Since God has mercies to give, and He intends to give them to us, those mercies are not broken…
  17. Wednesday: The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.
  18. Tuesday: Matthew 11:29 — ”Learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your…
  19. Monday: Matthew 10:7-8 — As you go, make this proclamation: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Cure the sick, raise the…
  20. Sunday: Psalm 34:12-16 — Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you fear of the Lord./ Who is the man who delights in…
  21. Saturday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — The first degree of wisdom “makes us cling to God; and because we cling to Him, we have…
  22. Friday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — In the first degree of understanding, the soul begins to contemplate hidden things while it is…
  23. Thursday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — The first degree of counsel finds the soul succeeding “rapidly in doing the will of God as…
  24. Wednesday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — ”In the first degree (of fortitude), we can do all that is absolutely necessary for the…
  25. Tuesday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — In the first degree of piety, “the soul gives itself generously to others.” In the…
  26. Monday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — ”The first action of the gift of knowledge is to reveal in a profoundly intuitive manner,…
  27. Sunday: The Degrees of the Gift of… — In the first degree of fear of the Lord, this gift of the Holy Spirit “produces horror for…
  28. Saturday: All the wisdom in the world and all human cleverness compared with the infinite wisdom of God is…
  29. Friday: Suffering is a test of faith…If God’s love calls you in suffering, respond by…
  30. Thursday: We plan—and God steps in with another plan for us and he is all-wise and the most loving…
  31. Wednesday: He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.

2017February

  1. Tuesday: We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
  2. Monday: The future is full of doubt, indeed, but fuller still of hope.
  3. Sunday: Zehpaniah 2:3 — Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who have observed his law; Seek justice, seek humility;…
  4. Saturday: If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the…
  5. Friday: Do not be afraid to be saints.  Follow Jesus Christ who is the source of freedom and light.…
  6. Thursday: Teach us to give and not count the cost.
  7. Wednesday: It is not enough to love, people have to feel that they are loved.
  8. Tuesday: Ephesians 4:3-6 — Strive to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as…
  9. Monday: Psalm 4:6-7 — “Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!” You have put gladness in my heart,…
  10. Sunday: 1 John 4:11-15 — This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit.…
  11. Saturday: Obedience with abstinence gives men power over wild beasts.
  12. Friday: I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.
  13. Thursday: James 2:12-13 — So speak and so act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom.  For the judgment is…
  14. Wednesday: Isaiah 61:1 — The Spirit of God is upon me,because the Lord has anointed me;He has sent me to bring good news to…
  15. Tuesday: The Lord loves them (the suffering) in such a way that he cannot suffer alone, just as nothing can…
  16. Monday: Loving During the Storm — My Savior, I am all alone spiritually, as you know. You know, too, how I suffer from the hostility…
  17. Sunday: Psalm 34:12-15 — Come children, listen to me; I will teach you fear of the Lord. Who is the man who delights in…
  18. Saturday: Hebrews 11:8-10 — By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an…
  19. Friday: Zechariah 8:15-17 — Again in these days I have determined to favor Jerusalem and the house of Judah; do not fear.…
  20. Thursday: Mark 6:30-34 — The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to…
  21. Wednesday: Revelation 22:11 — The righteous must still do right, and the holy still be holy.
  22. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The kingdom belongs to the poor and lowly which means those who have accepted it with humble…
  23. Monday: How to Face the Storms in… — Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as…
  24. Sunday: Isaiah 40:28 — Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is God from of old, creator of the ends of the…
  25. Saturday: Ephesians 2:14 — For he is our peace.
  26. Friday: Luke 10:38-42 — Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my…
  27. Thursday: Sirach 39:6-7 — He will pour forth his words of wisdom and in prayer give praise to the Lord. He will direct his…
  28. Wednesday: Cathechism of the Catholic… — “The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”(Rom 14:17)…

2017January

  1. Tuesday: Deuteronomy 8:3 — He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger, and then fed you with manna, a food unknown to you…
  2. Monday: When we are perplexed by certain situations and do not know what to do, we must raise our eyes to…
  3. Sunday: 2 Chronicles 19:9 — He gave them this command: “Thus you shall act: in the fear of the Lord, with fidelity and…
  4. Saturday: Wisdom 7:7 — Therefore I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.
  5. Friday: John 14:6 — Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father…
  6. Thursday: Ephesians 2:4-10 — But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in…
  7. Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 4:7-11 — But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from…
  8. Tuesday: Isaiah 55:10-11 — Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down, And do not return there till they have…
  9. Monday: Baruch 4:22-23 — I have put my hope for your deliverance in the Eternal One, and joy has come to me from the Holy…
  10. Sunday: We must keep our eyes fixed on God in everything we say, do, or undertake
  11. Saturday: 1 Corinthians 1:20-25 — Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made the…
  12. Friday: Isaiah 42:16 — I will lead the blind on a way they do not know; by paths they do not know I will guide them,…
  13. Thursday: Sirach 47:22 — But God does not withdraw his mercy, nor permit even one of his promises to fail.
  14. Wednesday: Exodus 14:14 — Moses said, “The Lord will fight for you; you have only to keep still.”
  15. Tuesday: Luke 12:27-28 — Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his…
  16. Monday: Jeremiah 23:1-4 — Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore…
  17. Sunday: James 4:6-7, 10 — But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace…
  18. Saturday: Proverbs 9:1-6 — Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven columns; She has prepared her meat, mixed…
  19. Friday: Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
  20. Thursday: Spread love everywhere you go…let no one ever come to you without leaving better and…
  21. Wednesday: Isaiah 30:15 — By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust shall be your strength.
  22. Tuesday: Ephesians 4:1-6 — I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have…
  23. Monday: In Jesus, God has placed, in the midst of barren, despairing mankind, a new beginning which is not…
  24. Sunday: Sirach 23:27 — Thus all who dwell on the earth shall know, all who remain in the world shall understand,/ That…
  25. Saturday: 1 Samuel 3:9 — ”Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”
  26. Friday: Matthew 2:1-2 — When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east…
  27. Thursday: 1 John 4:10-11 — In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation…
  28. Wednesday: The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His…
  29. Tuesday: 2 Timothy 4:1-2 — I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead,…
  30. Monday: Hebrews 1:1-4 — In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in…
  31. Sunday: Graces of the Resurrection — [Jesus] came back from the long journey through death, to give us his Risen Life to be our life,…

2016December

  1. Saturday: Luke 2:21 — The Circumcision and Naming of Jesus. When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was…
  2. Friday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — [Jesus said,] “When you reflect upon what I tell you to the depths of your heart, you profit…
  3. Thursday: Treat sinners as a good mother treats her sick child; she lavishes more caresses on him than when…
  4. Wednesday: The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.
  5. Tuesday: God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.
  6. Monday: John 1:1-5 — In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He…
  7. Sunday: John 1:14 — And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
  8. Saturday: Luke 2:15-20 — The Visit of the Shepherds. When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds…
  9. Friday: Luke 2:8-14 — Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over…
  10. Thursday: Luke 2:1-7 — The Birth of Jesus. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole…
  11. Wednesday: Luke 1:46-55 — The Canticle of Mary. And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my…
  12. Tuesday: Luke 1:26-38 — Announcement of the Birth of Jesus. In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God…
  13. Monday: Isaiah 40:10-14 — See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his…
  14. Sunday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — I want to love You as no human soul has ever loved You before; and although I am utterly miserable…
  15. Saturday: Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
  16. Friday: O Lord, how true that all harm comes to us from not keeping our eyes fixed on you
  17. Thursday: Isaiah 54:10 — Though the mountains fall away and the hills be shaken, My love shall never fall away from you nor…
  18. Wednesday: Luke 12:43 — Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.
  19. Tuesday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — From the moment I came to love suffering, it ceased to be a suffering for me. Suffering is the…
  20. Monday: “It is true that being a Christian means saying ‘Yes’ to Jesus Christ, but let…
  21. Sunday: 2 Chronicles 19:9 — He gave them this command: “Thus you shall act: in the fear of the Lord,with fidelity and…
  22. Saturday: Mary is more blessed because she embraces faith in Christ than because she conceives the flesh of…
  23. Friday: Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in…
  24. Thursday: John 3:16 — For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might…
  25. Wednesday: Let us rejoice and give thanks not only that we have become Christians, but that we have become…
  26. Tuesday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — God made known to me what true love consists in and gave light to me about how, in practice, to…
  27. Monday: God Calling — My children, I come. Hearts eager to do My Will, send out a call that ever I find irresistible. I…
  28. Sunday: Sirach 10:7, 12-13, 15-16 — Odious to the Lord and to mortals is pride, and for both oppression is acrime. The…
  29. Saturday: 1 Corinthians 1:20-24 — Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God…
  30. Friday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — First word—complete sincerity and openness. Even the holiest and wisest confessor cannot…
  31. Thursday: Hebrews 7:24-25 — But he, because he remains forever, has a priesthood that does not pass away. Therefore, he is…

2016November

  1. Wednesday: Hebrews 10:24 — We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.
  2. Tuesday: The perfect Christian is always a bearer of peace and joy.
  3. Monday: 1 Cor 10:13 — God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength.
  4. Sunday: Sirach 10:7, 12-13, 15-16 — The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord; the heart has withdrawn from its Maker. For…
  5. Saturday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — When meditating once on obedience, I heard these words: “In this meditation, the priest (Fr.…
  6. Friday: Christian perfection has but one limit, that of having none.
  7. Thursday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — The words of Jesus: “My Secretary, write that I am more generous toward sinners than toward…
  8. Wednesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — It is in the Church, in communion with all the baptized, that the Christian fulfills his vocation.…
  9. Tuesday: 1 Timothy 4:7-9 — Train yourself for devotion, for, while physical training is of limited value, devotion is…
  10. Monday: Jeremiah 29:11 — For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for…
  11. Sunday: 2 Corinthians 7:1 — Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and…
  12. Saturday: James 3:16-18 — For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice. But the…
  13. Friday: 1 John 1:1-2 — We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,…
  14. Thursday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — O Jesus, shield me with Your mercy and also judge me leniently, or else Your justice may rightly…
  15. Wednesday: The awareness of being chosen to participate in the building of the Kingdom of God unleashes a new…
  16. Tuesday: Have patience with yourself; the Lord does.
  17. Monday: Luke 12:27-28 — Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in…
  18. Sunday: We cannot let ourselves forget that salvation is a one way street: it can only come from God…
  19. Saturday: Let us begin in earnest to work out our salvation, for no one will do it for us, since even He…
  20. Friday: Catechism of the Catholic… — In the Christian life, the Holy Spirit himself accomplishes his work by mobilizing the whole…
  21. Thursday: The Corporal Works of Mercy — 1. Feed the hungry. 2. Give drink to the thirsty. 3. Clothe the naked. 4. Shelter the…
  22. Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 — We want you to know, brothers, of the grace of God that has been given to the churches of…
  23. Tuesday: One must go to the world in order to carry divine life into it.
  24. Monday: Isaiah 57:15 — For thus says the high and lofty One, the One who dwells forever, whose name is holy: I dwell in a…
  25. Sunday: Proverbs 30:4 — Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in the hollow of the hand? Who…
  26. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Temperance is the moral virtue that moderates the attraction of pleasures and provides balance in…
  27. Friday: Lord, I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
  28. Thursday: Lamentations 3:22-23 — The Lord’s acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; They are renewed…
  29. Wednesday: Mark 10:6-8 — But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this…
  30. Tuesday: Coming to Jesus Like Children — O Son of God and my Lord! How is it that you give so much all together in the first words? Since…

2016October

  1. Monday: “To hear the Lord’s immutable voice speaking in the Word made flesh is eternal…
  2. Sunday: To Have Life More Abundantly — For several days now, I have been captivated by this sentence: “The forces that change…
  3. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every…
  4. Friday: Abraham — The way of love is a way of faith, consequently obscure and dark; and herein consists its…
  5. Thursday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — …I heard a voice, “This Feast (Divine Mercy) emerged from the very depths of My…
  6. Wednesday: Revelation 2:10 — Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Beware, the devil is about to throw some of you into…
  7. Tuesday: Revelation 7:9,14 — I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people,…
  8. Monday: Psalm 125 — Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides…
  9. Sunday: Romans 11:34-36 — For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor? Or who has given him…
  10. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The tenth commandment forbids greed and the desire to amass earthly goods without limit. It…
  11. Friday: Yes, I love the cross, the cross alone, because I always see it behind Jesus’s shoulders.
  12. Thursday: My greatest happiness is to be before the Blessed Sacrament, where my heart is, as it were, in its…
  13. Wednesday: We want the Word of God to be inscribed on our hearts more than gold, more than diamonds.
  14. Tuesday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — Thursday. When I started the Holy Hour, I wanted to immerse myself in the agony of Jesus in the…
  15. Monday: …Any addiction robs us of our physical, mental, and spiritual life. It robs us of the daily…
  16. Sunday: The Human Temptation to Kill… — God’s oneness is identified with our hope. Why? In what way? Because God’s oneness is…
  17. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The sensitive appetite leads us to desire pleasant things we do not have, e.g., the desire to eat…
  18. Friday: No individual Christian can grow in perfection, nor can Christianity grow in vigor, except it be…
  19. Thursday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — During one of the adorations, Jesus promised me that: “With souls that have recourse to My…
  20. Wednesday: Divine Mercy In My Soul — My happiest moments are when I am alone with my Lord. During these moments I experience the…
  21. Tuesday: Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves…
  22. Monday: 1 Peter 5:7 — Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
  23. Sunday: Romans 11:33 — Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgements…
  24. Saturday: The Annunciation — Now consider that God would be born of this holy Virgin in three ways, in her spirit, in her soul,…
  25. Friday: Timothy 3:14-16 — I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that, if I am delayed,…
  26. Thursday: To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means…
  27. Wednesday: When lovers are together, they spend hours and hours repeating the same thing: “I love…
  28. Tuesday: Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him whom the…
  29. Monday: 2 Cor 4:18 — We look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but…
  30. Sunday: Psalm 111 — I will praise the Lord with all my heart in the assembled congregation of the…
  31. Saturday: We beseech you, our Lady, our hope, that you, the Star of the Sea, may shine on us when we are…

2016September

  1. Friday: Matthew 16:18-19 — And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades…
  2. Thursday: Isaiah 1:18 — Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; Though they be red like…
  3. Wednesday: Righteousness and the… — A close connection is made between eternal life and obedience to God’s commandments:…
  4. Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 1:27 — Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world…
  5. Monday: Psalm 5 — Give ear to my words, O Lord; understand my sighing. Attend to the sound of my cry, my king and…
  6. Sunday: Catechism of the Catholic… — “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” (Mt 5:3.) The Beatitudes reveal an order of…
  7. Saturday: A Human Temple — Bow low before Me. Worship is not supplication though both express man’s varying needs of…
  8. Friday: John 11:40 — Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?”
  9. Thursday: Apostolic Mission — I am writing this letter in farewell, while we are getting ready to leave the city of Cádiz and…
  10. Wednesday: Be Joyful, keep the faith, and do little things.
  11. Tuesday: Ephesians 4:26-32 — Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the…
  12. Monday: Catechism of the Catholic… — From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: -it roots us…
  13. Sunday: Easter — On Good Friday he lays hold of the cross with the hands of a lover, takes to his heart all that…
  14. Saturday: “You cannot come to God except by means of Jesus Christ, nor can you come to Christ except…
  15. Friday: Everything in the Church—sacraments, liturgy, sacred arts, methods of prayer, the corporal…
  16. Thursday: Isaiah 49:13 — Sing out, heavens, and rejoice, earth, break forth into song, you mountains. For the Lord comforts…
  17. Wednesday: Our Thirst for Jesus’… — For me, Jesus’ thirst is something so intimate. Jesus must be the one to say to you “I…
  18. Tuesday: Isaiah 30:15 — For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in…
  19. Monday: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 — … but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in…
  20. Sunday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The Lord grieves over the rich, because they find their consolation in the abundance of goods.…
  21. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — It is not a violation of this commandment to desire to obtain things that belong to one’s…
  22. Friday: Using Our Reason to Know Who… — God has given me an understanding. To what end? Is it to know myself? No, my understanding ought…
  23. Thursday: “They drove out many… — I, Caterina, servant and slave of God’s servants, am writing to encourage you in the…
  24. Wednesday: Standing before the Cross of… — Don’t be afraid, my dearest brother, though you may have seen or may still see the devil…
  25. Tuesday: The Invisible Reality refers to the presence of all of heaven here with us now. We are blessed to…
  26. Monday: Bodily suffering makes wicked souls miserable, but borne with fortitude it purifies souls that are…
  27. Sunday: Knowing Jesus as the Messiah — Call diligently to mind whatever God’s goodness has done for you. Remember that it is he who…
  28. Saturday: …Peace is, then, something which enfold us rather than something which we…
  29. Friday: Ephesians 3:2-12 — Brothers and sisters: For surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace…
  30. Thursday: From The Unchanging Heart of… — This ‘configuration’ of the ordained priest to Christ was summed up by Archbishop…

2016August

  1. Wednesday: I wanted to tell you this, to tell you: courage, go forward, make noise. Where there is youth,…
  2. Tuesday: The Seed is the Word — If the Word of God is the Son of God and all the words of God are a certain likeness of this Word,…
  3. Monday: Nothing , how little so ever, that is suffered for God’s sake, can pass without merit in the…
  4. Sunday: Rev 19:16 — On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, “King of kings and Lord of…
  5. Saturday: Psalm 119:9-16 — How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole…
  6. Friday: Deuteronomy 4:9 — But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have…
  7. Thursday: In each of our lives Jesus comes as the Bread of Life–to be eaten, to be consumed by us.…
  8. Wednesday: The Lord measures out perfection neither by the multitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which…
  9. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Christ himself chose the apostles and gave them a share in his mission and authority. Raised to…
  10. Monday: Dear friend, seek out our divine Comforter as often as you can; he alone can understand a soul in…
  11. Sunday: The Father at Work in Us — Faith is a country of darkness into which we venture because we love and believe in the Beloved,…
  12. Saturday: Blessed Julian of Valle — Julian Cesarello, of Valle d’Istria, Croatia (near Porec), entered the Franciscan Order at…
  13. Friday: The Holy Daring the Pharisees… — O Lord, how true that all harm comes to us from not keeping our eyes fixed on you; if we were to…
  14. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — St. John Chrysostom vigorously recalls this: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods…
  15. Wednesday: Reaching the Ascended… — You are seeking the secret of belonging to God, dear souls? There is no other than to make use of…
  16. Tuesday: The last degree of this gift [piety], particularly in those dedicated to the apostolic life,…
  17. Monday: “You know not what you… — Let us imagine our confusion when we appear before God and understand the reasons why he sent us…
  18. Sunday: John 17:20-26 — Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but…
  19. Saturday: At some level, faith is perfectly normal. Even Gentiles have no excuse for not believing:…
  20. Friday: Truth is one and indivisible, lasts for all eternity, and is not subject to the vicissitudes of…
  21. Thursday: O Priest! You are not yourself because you are God. You are not of yourself because you are the…
  22. Wednesday: John 20:24-27 — But Thomas (who was called the Twin[a]), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So…
  23. Tuesday: Sirach 10:7, 12-13, 15-16 — Arrogance is hateful to the Lord and to mortals and injustice is outrageous to…
  24. Monday: Martyrdom of the heart is not less fruitful than the pouring out of one’s blood.
  25. Sunday: Making God Our Treasure — My God, you are goodness in its essential source. You receive it from no one, and you possess it…
  26. Saturday: It is love that has explained everything to me.
  27. Friday: “My sheep never… — When a person sins, that friendship is at once broken, for sin means that the soul has…
  28. Thursday: The happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in…
  29. Wednesday: Philippians 4:13 — I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
  30. Tuesday: Ephesians 6:16-17 — With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming…
  31. Monday: Catechism of the Catholic… — It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special…

2016July

  1. Sunday: Hating Mother, Father, Wife,… — I long to see you making your home in the cell of self-knowledge, so that you may attain perfect…
  2. Saturday: The Queen of Heaven is the mast and sail on the little boat of our soul, and leads it pleasantly…
  3. Friday: Psalm 24:1-6 — The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he…
  4. Thursday: To lift up one’s eyes, according to the counsel of the Psalmist, toward the mountain where…
  5. Wednesday: Each of us has no need to wonder about what God’s will must be for us; his will for us is…
  6. Tuesday: The second degree [of piety] is no longer an overflow of generosity whereby the soul gives what is…
  7. Monday: …The light of God’s face shines in all its beauty on the countenance of Jesus…
  8. Sunday: Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may…
  9. Saturday: Ephesians 4:31-32 — Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all…
  10. Friday: Romans 15:7-9 — Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell…
  11. Thursday: Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you…
  12. Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 — So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being…
  13. Tuesday: Our unimportance to others can combine with a fruitful realization. The more we disappear from the…
  14. Monday: Sirach 2:1-11 — My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for testing. Set your heart right and…
  15. Sunday: The Fruits of the Holy… — In Christian art by the time of the Middle Ages. the peach had come to symbolize the Blessed…
  16. Saturday: Psalm 37:5-11 — Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will make your vindication…
  17. Friday: I hope, my dear Christians, that, as Christ is risen, you have, in this holy Paschal time, gone to…
  18. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — “Christian revelation… promotes deeper understanding of the laws of social…
  19. Wednesday: The Power of the Seed the… — Then one morning in prime while we were singing Psalm 17 and we came to the verse “et eduxit…
  20. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — What Christ entrusted to the apostles, they in turn handed on by their preaching and writing,…
  21. Monday: John 16:22 — So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take…
  22. Sunday: Thus a man can practice humility only to the extent that he is conscious of the grandeur, both…
  23. Saturday: John 14:27 — Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not…
  24. Friday: 1 Peter 4:13 — But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and…
  25. Thursday: Leviticus 20:26 — I have separated you from the other peoples to be mine.
  26. Wednesday: Psalm 31:24 — Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.
  27. Tuesday: …the first degree of this gift [piety], the soul gives itself generously to others, in the…
  28. Monday: The Good Shepherd — In our sickness we need a savior, in our wanderings a guide, in our blindness someone to show us…
  29. Sunday: Acts 17:24-25 — The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live…
  30. Saturday: The Will of the Father — We tend to be static, obstinate, obdurate—all the things that separate us from Jesus, who is…
  31. Friday: Isaiah 55:8-9 — For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the…

2016June

  1. Thursday: It is our duty to adore the Blessed Sacrament. No one receives the Blessed Sacrament unless he…
  2. Wednesday: The mission of the sick person is to give witness to the cross.
  3. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Angels have been present since creation and throughout the history of salvation, announcing this…
  4. Monday: Hebrews 1:1-4 — Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last…
  5. Sunday: We will know God to the extent that we are set free from ourselves.
  6. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The sixth beatitude proclaims, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see…
  7. Friday: 1 Peter 3:13-15 — Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing…
  8. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The seventh commandment enjoins respect for the integrity of creation. Animals, like plants and…
  9. Wednesday: Hebrews 10:32-39 — But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle…
  10. Tuesday: Piety — In the high degrees of this gift, the Holy Spirit infuses into souls the desire to be united with…
  11. Monday: Romans 8:38-39 — For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor…
  12. Sunday: Prayer and Christ’s… — Continue to pray as you feel drawn, but do not worry about it, for worry comes from self-love. You…
  13. Saturday: The Sure Sign of Hope in… — In the salvific design of the Most Holy Trinity, the mystery of the Incarnation constitutes the…
  14. Friday: What joy to be forgiven! What joy to come away from the conversation with our father confessor, to…
  15. Thursday: The Saints — The saints in the heavenly homeland have a perfect similarity with God. As we read in 1 John 3:2:…
  16. Wednesday: The Meaning of the Parable of… — We know what the Lord thinks of the servants who bury their talents out of a fear of losing them.…
  17. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — As purely spiritual creatures angels have intelligence and will: they are personal and immortal…
  18. Monday: John 10:27-30 — My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall…
  19. Sunday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: “On Sundays and…
  20. Saturday: Mary became an integral part in the economy of communicating the Trinity to mankind.
  21. Friday: “This child is… — It was the Son of God’s love for his Father and his love for men which attracted him to…
  22. Thursday: True Devotion to the Holy… — In this gift, as in all the others, there are degrees. In the first [degree], the soul succeeds…
  23. Wednesday: It cannot be doubted that the prayers of the Church relieve the holy souls, and move God to treat…
  24. Tuesday: United with Jesus — …The Spirit of God animates the soul to virtue, and bestows on it peace and consolation.…
  25. Monday: Isaiah 57:18-19 — I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort,…
  26. Sunday: Romans 11:33-34 — O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and…
  27. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The tenth commandment unfolds and completes the ninth, which is concerned with concupiscence of…
  28. Friday: 2 Timothy 4:1-2 — In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view…
  29. Thursday: Without the Holy Eucharist there would be no happiness in this world; life would be insupportable.…
  30. Wednesday: I quickly become discouraged as soon as I forget that I am created and loved by Someone who is…

2016May

  1. Tuesday: Isaiah 30:15 — For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be…
  2. Monday: John 1:14 — The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a…
  3. Sunday: Exodus 15:11-13 — Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in…
  4. Saturday: Since the Blessed Virgin was necessary to God we must conclude that she is much more necessary to…
  5. Friday: Eternal Life — …“Eternal life” is not the future life: it is the now, the full, true life for…
  6. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — In virtue of commutative justice, reparation for injustice committed requires the restitution of…
  7. Wednesday: Deuteronomy 4:5-6 — See, just as the Lord my God has charged me, I now teach you statutes and ordinances for you to…
  8. Tuesday: …but her [St. Therese of Lisieux] “little way” is particularly marked by the…
  9. Monday: Ezekiel 34:11-13 — For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As…
  10. Sunday: Keep on ever loving God, for that is the happiness of life.”
  11. Saturday: It is the Holy Spirit who leads the faithful to learn from the Virgin how to read the signs of God…
  12. Friday: Crosses are the great means which God employs to destroy self-love in us and to increase and…
  13. Thursday: “We ought to walk in front,” he told his priests, “and our spiritual subjects…
  14. Wednesday: …Paul’s conversion occurs when he encounters the risen Christ directly, but how does…
  15. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — “No one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”( 1 Cor 2:11)Now…
  16. Monday: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 — So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being…
  17. Sunday: Sirach 24:18-22 — Come to me, you who desire me, and eat your fill of my fruits. For the memory of me is sweeter…
  18. Saturday: How Mary’s Queenship… — If one cannot be without acting what can be the activity of Mary, so profoundly ordered to Jesus,…
  19. Friday: You have nothing to do except to remain simply and humbly in the hands of God, clinging to him and…
  20. Thursday: We see this integrity manifest in the great saints who proclaim Christ by their lives. What heart…
  21. Wednesday: The night before you died, Lord Jesus, you asked us not to let our hearts be troubled. You…
  22. Tuesday: Time to Meet the Angels — Here are four ways in which we can actively cooperate with our Guardian Angels, in building a…
  23. Monday: The cross is the gate through which God unceasingly enters into our lives.
  24. Sunday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Our moral life has its source in faith in God who reveals his love to us. St. Paul speaks of the…
  25. Saturday: The Trustworthiness of the… — But she who had taken no account of herself ever was not likely to be concerned about herself now,…
  26. Friday: Our Secret Hunger — By the heart we understand the most secret part of the soul, where joy, and sadness, fear, or…
  27. Thursday: This food we call the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake except one who believes…
  28. Wednesday: She Pondered These Things in… — A great suffering in marriage is the incapacity to love our spouses as we would like to. My…
  29. Tuesday: The virtue of religion prompts us to want to repay God for the many gifts He has give us. But the…
  30. Monday: John 1:1-2 — In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the…
  31. Sunday: Ephesians 1:3-6, 11, 12 — Brothers and sisters: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us…

2016April

  1. Saturday: Prepared for the Master — Year passes after year silently; Christ’s coming is ever nearer than it was. O that, as he…
  2. Friday: A Method for Turning the… — I feel keenly…the painfulness of the ordeal to which God submits you, and the anguish your…
  3. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Even if it does not contradict the provisions of civil law, any form of unjustly taking and…
  4. Wednesday: Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.
  5. Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 — Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not…
  6. Monday: Prayer after Communion on… — Nourished by this sacred gift, O Lord, we give you thanks and beseech your mercy that, by the…
  7. Sunday: Faith incorporates the unknown into our everyday life in a living, dynamic, and actual manner. The…
  8. Saturday: How to Bring Forth the New… — No devotion is more pleasing to our Blessed Mother than that of calling upon her in all our…
  9. Friday: John 3:21 — But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds…
  10. Thursday: Colossians 3:12-14 — As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,…
  11. Wednesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The mission of Christ and the Holy Spirit is brought to completion in the Church, which is the…
  12. Tuesday: When you cannot receive Holy Communion daily, the Church recommends spiritual communion instead.…
  13. Monday: Isaiah 40:11 — Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, carrying them in his bosom,…
  14. Sunday: Let us not grow tired of prayer; confidence works miracles.
  15. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of…
  16. Friday: Isaiah 62:1-2 — For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,…
  17. Thursday: Lent is here to remind us that the mercy of God is ours provided we embrace his law of love;…
  18. Wednesday: The Christian’s only true and specific contribution to the human effort to improve…
  19. Tuesday: It is the Spirit who continually upholds our natural weakness with divine strength.
  20. Monday: Isaiah 9:2 — The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
  21. Sunday: United in Service with the… — So go forth very bravely with perfect trust in the goodness of him who calls you to this holy…
  22. Saturday: Isaiah 61:10 — I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me…
  23. Friday: Living the Greatest… — …[I resolve] to meditate every day on the beauty, love, and holiness of the Heart of…
  24. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — In economic matters, respect for human dignity requires the practice of the virtue of temperance,…
  25. Wednesday: Isaiah 65:24-25 — Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. The wolf and the…
  26. Tuesday: Time to Meet the Angels — The third or lowest hierarchy of angels has the function of receiving illumination from the second…
  27. Monday: Psalm 33:1-8 — In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver…
  28. Sunday: God is love, and he can create nothing but love!
  29. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Because man is a composite being, spirit and body, there already exists a certain tension in him;…
  30. Friday: Losing Our Life to Find Our… — A person is “rectified” as the will is conformed to the highest good. The highest good…

2016March

  1. Thursday: True Devotion to the Holy… — That superior prudence…is the gift of counsel. It does not have the same name as the…
  2. Wednesday: Ephesians 4:1-6 — I (Paul)therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which…
  3. Tuesday: [Faith is] about believing a person, entrusting oneself to that person, and as a consequence…
  4. Monday: Jerimiah 31:10 — He who scattered Israel, will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd a flock.
  5. Sunday: The Sabbath — It is necessary to…stress particularly the Sunday Eucharist and Sunday itself experienced…
  6. Saturday: Judith 13:17-18 — “Blessed are you our God, who have this day humiliated the enemies of your…
  7. Friday: Sharing in Christ’s… — God gives us trials (no matter what their source) and poverty to lead us to true and perfect…
  8. Thursday: St. Bernard tells us that everything has come to us through Mary; and we may also say that…
  9. Wednesday: Father-Centered with Jesus — Jesus did the will of the Father when it was not at all pleasing to his human nature….Out…
  10. Tuesday: 1 Peter 5:5b-11 — And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another,…
  11. Monday: Learning to Suffer Well — To suffer gladly when we must for the love of others is indeed not only the closest imitation of…
  12. Sunday: Working for Food That Does… — So that you may in a few years time pass through this critical period of physical, spiritual, and…
  13. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Etymologically, “concupiscence” can refer to any intense form of human desire.…
  14. Friday: Fasting — We fast for three reasons: To check the desires of the flesh. So saint Paul says in…
  15. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The intercession of the saints. “Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in…
  16. Wednesday: Christian Marriage — For the Christian, married eros itself must imitate Christ’s divine eros, which equates love…
  17. Tuesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — “Since all the faithful form one body, the good of each is communicated to the…
  18. Monday: Acts 17:28 — For “In him we live and move and have our being.”
  19. Sunday: Ephesians 3:14-19 — For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth…
  20. Saturday: Judith 15:9-10 — You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the great boast of Israel, you are the great pride of our…
  21. Friday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The “pure in heart” are promised that they will see God face to face and be like him.…
  22. Thursday: Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our…
  23. Wednesday: James 1:1-4 — James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion:…
  24. Tuesday: John 16:12-15 — Jesus said to his disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear…
  25. Monday: Cleaning the Inside — It cannot be denied that God often takes away from us all exterior aid only that he may possess…
  26. Sunday: “Jesus went off to a… — Each and every solitude throws us back upon ourselves and God, on our extreme poverty and…
  27. Saturday: The Immaculate Conception — In the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, Mary is clearly the prototype of the birth of our…
  28. Friday: Among all the works of God, before which the mind grows faint with awe, which so rejoices yet…
  29. Thursday: 1 Corinthians 10:13 — No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let…
  30. Wednesday: Do all things in the name of God, and you will do all things well.
  31. Tuesday: Time to Meet the Angels — The second or middle hierarchy of Angels has the God-given task to receive illumination, that is,…

2016February

  1. Monday: Revelation 21:3-4 — And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He…
  2. Sunday: Deuteronomy 32:3-4 — For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock, his work…
  3. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — St. John distinguishes three kinds of covetousness or concupiscence: lust of the flesh, lust of…
  4. Friday: Matthew 13:16-17 — But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly I tell you, many…
  5. Thursday: Above all, advanced souls strive to be led in all things according to the principles of faith.…
  6. Wednesday: God So Loved the World — The eyes of God are always on us. God is always looking at us, gazing upon us. But he…
  7. Tuesday: Divine Mercy in My Soul — Once, I desired very much to receive Holy Communion, but I had a certain doubt, and I did not…
  8. Monday: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 — The Lord said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in…
  9. Sunday: Psalm 31:19-25 — O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and…
  10. Saturday: Pride Bars the Way — Obedience is one of the keys unlocking the door into My Kingdom, so love and obey. No man can obey…
  11. Friday: Luke 10:21-24 — At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of…
  12. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic…The three states of the Church.  
  13. Wednesday: Psalm 27 — The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold…
  14. Tuesday: Numbers 14:18 — ‘The Lord is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and…
  15. Monday: Psalm 121 — I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? My help comes from the…
  16. Sunday: The Humility of the Centurion — There is no traditional vow of humility: this would be an enormous deception; there is human…
  17. Saturday: In Cana Mary did nothing else but think of others’ needs and make Jesus aware of them.
  18. Friday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The sixth beatitude proclaims, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”…
  19. Thursday: The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees…
  20. Wednesday: Genesis 1:27-28, 31a — So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he…
  21. Tuesday: The Sending of the Spirit — The Holy Spirit will descend upon the Apostles and become present within them after some new…
  22. Monday: The beginnings of your apostolate are marked with the seal of the cross; the Lord is treating you…
  23. Sunday: “…When the thief… — To know God is the highest form of knowledge, and it constitutes that blessedness for which we put…
  24. Saturday: Since Mary loves God so much, there can be nothing which she so much requires of her clients as…
  25. Friday: Let us raise our eyes and keep them fixed on Jesus, the Author of our redemption. Let us…
  26. Thursday: Do not fear what might happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will…
  27. Wednesday: Against the spirit of the world, the Church takes up anew each day a struggle that is none other…
  28. Tuesday: Time to Meet the Angels — Each hierarchy (of angels) has been designed by God to have its own specific purpose…The…
  29. Monday: O my Jesus, my shield and my strength, grant me your grace that I may emerge victorious from these…

2016January

  1. Sunday: I wish to praise my God with all my strength and to give thanks for the generosity which he has…
  2. Saturday: Risen Life — The Call comes on this My Day for all who love Me, to arise from earth-bands, from sin, and sloth…
  3. Friday: Isaiah 29:17-24 — Shall not Lebanon in a very little while become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be…
  4. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Communion with the saints. “It is not merely by the title of example that we cherish the…
  5. Wednesday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit…
  6. Tuesday: “This kind can only… — When God says…“that which you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to…
  7. Monday: Revelation 2:10 — Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Beware, the devil is about to throw some of you into…
  8. Sunday: If we loved our Lord, we should have the tabernacles, that dwelling place of God, always before…
  9. Saturday: Asking and Receiving through… — My good dear Mother: I have never liked any painting or statue of you I have ever seen. It is not…
  10. Friday: There is always a remedy provided through Christ’s Passion.
  11. Thursday: Allow counsel to direct your steps.
  12. Wednesday: Hope for Our Resurrection — We are pilgrim travelers in this life, running on toward our ending in death; we have no…
  13. Tuesday: Hebrews 12:1-4 — Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every…
  14. Monday: Colossians 1:27-29 — To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this…
  15. Sunday: 1 Samuel 12:22-24 — For the Lord will not cast away his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has…
  16. Saturday: Phil 4:7 — And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in…
  17. Friday: Psalm 95:7-8 — O that today you would listen to his voice! Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the…
  18. Thursday: Do not think that Jesus Christ is forgetful of you, since he has left you, as the greatest…
  19. Wednesday: The Grace of Work — And yet, in spite of all this toil—perhaps, in a sense, because of it—work is a good…
  20. Tuesday: Avoiding the Sin Against the… — We are today—individually and collectively—fainting from want and loss of blood.…
  21. Monday: Ezekiel 34:15 — I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God.
  22. Sunday: Worshiping the Lord of the… — If we let the liturgy mold us, forming our days and weeks and years, not dragging it into the…
  23. Saturday: Forgiveness — Forgiveness should be no occasion, but our habitual attitude towards others…If you wish to…
  24. Friday: The Mustard Seed — Whoever lives in me, whoever is taken up into me, is taken up in resurrection. I am the…
  25. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — In his use of things man should regard the external goods he legitimately owns not merely as…
  26. Wednesday: If we made God increase in our soul every day, think what confidence that would give us to appear…
  27. Tuesday: Time to Meet the Angels — Basically, there are three ‘hierarchies’ of Angels with three ‘choirs’…
  28. Monday: If God is trying us with tribulations and punishments, he is doing so in order to bring us to…
  29. Sunday: The Certainty of Nathaniel — “Faith derives its certitude from outside the properly intellectual order, in the order of…
  30. Saturday: Call upon Mary! Never let her name be absent from your lips.
  31. Friday: Baruch 3:13 — If you had walked in the way of God, you would be living in peace forever.

2015December

  1. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The term “communion of saints” therefore has two closely linked meanings: communion in…
  2. Wednesday: Graces of the Chair of Saint… — But is it possible to meet the phenomenon of the Church’s agelong Resurrection by any…
  3. Tuesday: Yet the first disciples of Christ…put off their vanities once for all, when the Spirit came…
  4. Monday: We must love while we suffer, and we must suffer if we love.
  5. Sunday: You see, then, my friend, that your defects are all you can attribute to yourself, for you possess…
  6. Saturday: Job 12:13 — With God are wisdom and strength; he has counsel and understanding.
  7. Friday: Isaiah 9:6 — For a child has been born for us,                  …
  8. Thursday: The priestly vocation is essentially a call to sanctity, in the form that derives from the…
  9. Wednesday: “When I was… — When I was growing up in Russia, my father was a diplomat. One time he and my mother gave a big,…
  10. Tuesday: Acting on Christ’s… — Seal up, O Christ, your words in my soul, that I may sin not against you: gather up the Blood you…
  11. Monday: What It Means To Be Rich in… — In the matter of God’s goodness we have got to be irrational. This is the way it is with…
  12. Sunday: The Wind Blows — Since the judgments of God are a great abyss, completely incomprehensible and hidden, and since…
  13. Saturday: Seized with Longing When Mary… — Mary alone forms the boundary between created and uncreated nature, and no one can come to God…
  14. Friday: What sinner, then, can be so hardened so as not to go instantly and cast himself at the feet of…
  15. Thursday: The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, it produces Love.
  16. Wednesday: Resisting Tepidity — Even if the things of God are not always agreeable to us, still we must not wish for what is…
  17. Tuesday: Hebrews 11:1-2; 12:1 — Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by…
  18. Monday: Catechism of the Catholic… — From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: –it roots…
  19. Sunday: Isaiah 46:3-4 — Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne…
  20. Saturday: Saint Joseph — The mysterious greatness of Joseph within the Divine Economy lies in the fact that he is truly…
  21. Friday: In a way, to follow Christ is to examine our relationship to suffering.
  22. Thursday: …In this respect we should note that when we pray for those who sin, although we are unable…
  23. Wednesday: How the Humble Are Exalted — The acceptance of the saints must, of course, be the same as our Lord’s acceptance of his…
  24. Tuesday: Traditional Prayer — Angel of God, My Guardian Dear, To whom God’s Love, Commits me here. Ever this day,…
  25. Monday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Still, the Christian faith is not a “religion of the book.” Christianity is the…
  26. Sunday: Praying “Our… — Above and beyond all the titles, they attributed to Christ, such as Messiah, King, Prophet, etc.,…
  27. Saturday: Col 3:16 — Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom.
  28. Friday: Psalm 73:28 — But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, to tell of all your…
  29. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The right to private property, acquired or received in a just way, does not do away with the…
  30. Wednesday: The Holy Name of Mary — The true greatness of the Holy Name of Mary is its instrumentality in our salvation. “Just…
  31. Tuesday: Isaiah 40:13-14 — Who has directed the spirit of the Lord, or as his counselor has instructed…

2015November

  1. Monday: “Follow Me” — Come now, my brothers and sisters, we’re Christians; we all want to make the journey; even…
  2. Sunday: When in our prayers we ask for things concerning our salvation, we conform our will to…
  3. Saturday: The Queenship of Mary — O my Lady, my ruler, you who rule me, Mother of my Lord, Handmaid of you Son, Mother of the…
  4. Friday: Whoever searches for the truth will find God.
  5. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — After confessing “the holy catholic Church,” the Apostles’ Creed adds “the…
  6. Wednesday: On Marriage — What could be stronger than marriage, or what shapes any particular life-form more profoundly than…
  7. Tuesday: The Fear of the Disciples — When I was little, my father used to say that, if you were a real Christian, you would never be…
  8. Monday: “Do not weep” — “Woman, do not weep!” What an unimaginable thing it is that…
  9. Sunday: One Way to “Ask to… — Furthermore, I also consider it necessary to suggest to your holy prudence that you constantly…
  10. Saturday: Graces of the Assumption — In his wisdom, God willed fully to establish Mary as Mother of his Son so that she might fully be…
  11. Friday: Let us always share in the sorrows of Mary, when we see her beside the cross of Jesus. Let us pour…
  12. Thursday: If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am…
  13. Wednesday: The Ascension — The Ascension contains the great mystery of why Jesus must visibly leave his disciples, thus…
  14. Tuesday: John 20:11-16 — But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she…
  15. Monday: Micah 7:14 — Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock that belongs to you, which lives alone in a forest…
  16. Sunday: The Humility Required of… — Jesus Christ chose poor, ignorant people for his Apostles, people who from a human point of view…
  17. Saturday: One with Blind Bartimaeus — Divine wisdom gently coaxes us to submit to being purified of self, to being comforted in our…
  18. Friday: Martha and Mary — What Mary ought to have said to Martha, the Lord, anticipating her remark, said to her-that Mary…
  19. Thursday: James 2:12-13 — So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be…
  20. Wednesday: Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko (died 1984) was a courageous Polish priest who preached against…
  21. Tuesday: Isaiah 32:15-17 — …until a spirit from on high is poured out on us, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful…
  22. Monday: What the Rich Man Lacked — No man has faith who does not believe that he has received his being from God; neither has he…
  23. Sunday: “I chose you” — One whom God calls, like the disciples, to spiritual fecundity, to the communication and…
  24. Saturday: Isaiah 42:16 — I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them.…
  25. Friday: However small the sins you confess may be, always have sincere sorrow for them, together with a…
  26. Thursday: “Ask and you will… — God wants us to grow in prayer. Suffering and tribulation are a school for that. When we are sick,…
  27. Wednesday: James 5:16 — The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
  28. Tuesday: All Saints — The saints cannot be possessive about the glory, the joy, the life that is theirs; united with him…
  29. Monday: Refine our thoughts and affections, Lord, in the fire of the Holy Spirit, so that our bodies may…
  30. Sunday: We may consider prayer as the beginning of our future state of blessedness.

2015October

  1. Saturday: O Mary, your name is as ointment poured out.
  2. Friday: The Sorrowful Mother — Mary endures the greatest of suffering at the foot of the cross: the death of her Son. Normally, a…
  3. Thursday: “They left everything… — Is there anyone who is not moved by the witness of absolute dedication to Christ? This is the…
  4. Wednesday: Saint Joseph is the model of those humble ones that Christianity raises up to great destinies;…
  5. Tuesday: Job 4:6 — Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?
  6. Monday: Exodus 14:14 — The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.
  7. Sunday: Fulfilled in your hearing — Take the example of a king who writes letters to those upon whom he wishes to bestow special…
  8. Saturday: Isaiah 61:10-11; 62:2-3 — I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; For he has…
  9. Friday: Entry #321 — A sudden illness—a mortal suffering. It was not death, that is to say a passing over to real…
  10. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The seventh commandment forbids unjustly taking or keeping the goods of one’s neighbor and…
  11. Wednesday: Sirach 24:18-22 — Come to me, you who desire me, and eat your fill of my fruits. For the memory of me is…
  12. Tuesday: Humble before Christ’s… — Oh boundless fire of love! You have given us your flesh as food and your blood as drink! You are…
  13. Monday: Rebuking the Demons in Our… — Saint Cyprian says that the divine mercy is an inexhaustible fountain. They who bring vessels of…
  14. Sunday: The Way Out of Our Darkness — So I want you…to open the eyes of your understanding to gaze within the vessel of…
  15. Saturday: James 3:16-18 — Beloved: For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness…
  16. Friday: A Faith Strong and Vigilant — My soul, you may object, “These assertions seem true, but we see created goods with our…
  17. Thursday: What pleases God, is to see me love my littleness and poverty; it is the blind hope I have in his…
  18. Wednesday: Faith is Acknowledging a… — Monsignor Luigi Giussani describes faith as the acknowledgment of a Presence. The Christian faith…
  19. Tuesday: Behold our Jesus, who, not satisfied with dying on earth for our love, is pleased even after his…
  20. Monday: Three Insights about the Holy… — Saint Augustine’s experience of the love of God present in the Church led him to three…
  21. Sunday: The Vine and the Branches and… — “I am the Vine and my Father is the Vine Grower” of the fruitful Vine that bears the…
  22. Saturday: Isaiah 2:2-5 — In days to come, the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest…
  23. Friday: Our Exaltation of the Cross — Between the heathen world and the threefold God there is only one link, and that is the cross of…
  24. Thursday: Catechism of the Catholic… — The term “communion of saints” refers also to the communion of “holy…
  25. Wednesday: Marriage: Joy in Love — Married people either become each other’s best friends or they will end up hating one…
  26. Tuesday: …The saints bring to light in creative fashion quite new human potentialities…There…
  27. Monday: Psalm 23:4 — Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and…
  28. Sunday: The Mystery of the Trinity — Faith in the Trinity rests on God’s revelation of himself in the economy of salvation. We do…
  29. Saturday: Job 40:10 — Deck yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor.
  30. Friday: Philippians 3:7-10 — Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I…
  31. Thursday: Priestly Life in Christ — There are certain conditions to ensure growing harmony in priestly life with Christ. I would like…

2015September

  1. Wednesday: Joseph, Husband of Mary — Virginity is the law of this marriage; a marriage, however, is called to bear fruit. “That…
  2. Tuesday: In His Name We Find Hope — If the judgment called faith dominates life, you see it in the fact that this being seized is what…
  3. Monday: The Prophet Rejected — When God does not grant us benefits, because we will use them to our own detriment, God represses…
  4. Sunday: Becoming Perfect as the… — The purpose of prayer is perhaps less to obtain what we ask, than to become someone else. We…
  5. Saturday: The title “Our Lady of Mount Carmel,” the lovely place where the prophet Elijah dwelt…
  6. Friday: 1 Corinthians 1:20-25 — Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God…
  7. Thursday: Walking in the Faith that… — The love of God does not consist in mere words, but in sorrow and bitter sufferings, in being…
  8. Wednesday: Perseverance — Keep up good courage. Evil thoughts have come? Then let them come and let them go. Be at peace;…
  9. Tuesday: Our Authority over Unclean… — A simple soul is more fully enlightened by a grain of pure faith than Lucifer by all his…
  10. Monday: 1 Corintihians 15:49 — Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of…
  11. Sunday: Won Over by the Father — Whether or not we wish, we cannot escape the thirst for happiness; we are made for…
  12. Saturday: Love and Commandments — “If you observe my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have perfectly…
  13. Friday: 1 Corinthians 15:53-54 — For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on…
  14. Thursday: “Be Merciful” — Being a disciple of Christ means being meek and gentle. And from what source may we draw…
  15. Wednesday: The Gift of Self of the Widow — If a man as a being (person) is something greater than the world, then, as one who exists (living…
  16. Tuesday: “Give us this bread… — The sacraments are the third means to unite us with our Lord. He has instituted them to confer…
  17. Monday: Baruch 4:22-23 — For I have put my hope in the Everlasting to save you, and joy has come to me from the Holy One,…
  18. Sunday: How the Humble Are Exalted — Bring me the sign of true humility by being not overly ambitious in your position, but lowly.…
  19. Saturday: Among pure mortals who can be conceived of as better than she who was worthy to be the Mother of…
  20. Friday: Redemption Near at Hand — A certain friend of God was once asked what he would do if he had lived for a long time in…
  21. Thursday: “Do not worry” — Never look forward to the future with anxiety. “Be not solicitous. Consider the…
  22. Wednesday: Proverbs 8:20 — I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice.
  23. Tuesday: True Meekness — How easy it is to lead and guide when you are responsive to My wish! The hurts of life come only…
  24. Monday: Luke 15:4-6 — Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in…
  25. Sunday: “Whoever eats my… — The Eucharist is a straining towards the goal, a foretaste of the fullness of joy promised by…
  26. Saturday: Catechism of the Catholic… — Baptism confers on its recipient the grace of purification from all sins. But the baptized must…
  27. Friday: Sirach 39:6 — He will be filled with the spirit of understanding.
  28. Thursday: The Faith that Moved Jarius… — If a heart is poor in human hope, it will have very little divine hope, even if it is a Christian…
  29. Wednesday: Greatness in Serving — The word “authority” comes from the Latin “augere” (to grow). All…
  30. Tuesday: 2 Corinthians 12:15 — I will most gladly spend and be spent for you.
  31. Saturday: Feast Day of Saints Cornelius… — There was no pope for 14 months after the martyrdom of Saint Fabian because of the intensity of…