Mary has chosen the better part

SAINT BRUNO, PRIEST (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL)   Mary has chosen the better part.    Anyone who has hosted an event in their home knows the feeling of running behind schedule on time-sensitive tasks. Imagine somebody telling you, “No rush on those things. Just sit...

When he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side

BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS, PRIEST (OPTIONAL MEMORIAL)   When he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.   In Jesus’ parable, the priest and the Levite passed by a man on the side of the road who had been robbed, beaten, and left for dead. We don’t...

Rejoice because your names are written in heaven

COMMON OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY   Rejoice because your names are written in heaven.  How would you feel if you told a demon to literally go to hell—and he went? Things like that don’t happen every day! Now imagine how the seventy-two disciples in today’s Gospel...

My own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him

ST. THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS, VIRGIN AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH (MEMORIAL)   My own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him.    Was God punishing Job for his sins? That’s what Job’s friends told him. Why else, they reasoned, would he be in such torment? But...

I could not believe that he would hearken to my words

SAINT JEROME, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH (MEMORIAL)   I could not believe that he would hearken to my words.    Job was at the point of complete hopelessness when he uttered these words. Even if God should answer him, Job still wouldn’t believe that he...

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