Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ben Sira 2:1-6

Photo: Fr. Augustine Foley

My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, and do not be impetuous in time of adversity. Cling to him, do not leave him, that you may prosper in your last days. Accept whatever happens to you; in periods of humiliation be patient. For in fire gold is tested, and chosen, in the crucible of humiliation. Trust in God, and he will help you; make your ways straight and hope in him.
Ben Sira 2:1-6

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Luke 1:28, 34-35, 38

The Annunciation of the Lord


"Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you." Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and name him Jesus.
But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" And the angel said to her in reply, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most high will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." Mary said, "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
Luke 1:28, 34-35, 38


Pope Prius XII said True Devotion... aims essentially at union with Jesus under the guidance of Mary. He was speaking about St. Louis de Montfort's consecration to Jesus through Mary. You can find a modern adaptation of it in 33 Days to Morning Glory. You can get the book here: 
https://www.amazon.com/Days-Morning-Glory-Do-Yourself/dp/1596142448

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Matthew 16:13-15

Artwork of Fr. DeWit, Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley
"Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them,  "But who do you say that I am?"
Matthew 16:13-15