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2017December

  1. Sunday: James 1:17 — All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with…
  2. Saturday: Forgive Offenses — Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I…
  3. Friday: Judith 13:17-18 — “Blessed are you, our God, who today have humiliated the enemies of your people.”…
  4. Thursday: Colossians 3:12-13 — Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness,…
  5. Wednesday: Hebrews 13:6-8 — Thus we may say with confidence:/ “The Lord is my helper,/ [and] I will not be afraid./ What…
  6. Tuesday: Psalm 103:19-21 — The Lord has set his throne in heaven;/ his dominion extends over all./ Bless the Lord, all you…
  7. Monday: Isaiah 55:6-9 — Seek the Lord while he may be found,/ call upon him while he is near./ Let the wicked forsake…
  8. Sunday: James 5:16 — The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
  9. Saturday: Wis 7:22b–8:1 — For in Wisdom is a spirit/ intelligent, holy, unique,/ Manifold, subtle, agile,/ clear, unstained,…
  10. 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.