Forgetting one’s self

EASTER SUNDAY: CHRIST’S LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH! A Blessed and Joyous Easter to All!

EASTER SUNDAY: CHRIST’S LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH! A Blessed and Joyous Easter to All! “The Lord is truly risen, alleluia. To him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia (Entrance Antiphon, Easter Sunday,Mass during the day).” St. Augustine once said that it is not difficult to believe that Our Lord died: even the pagans and Jews believe that. The great thing with our faith precisely is to believe that Jesus Christ has resurrected. St. Paul says: “If []

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. “On the uppermost part of the Cross the reason for the sentence is written: ‘Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews’ (Jn 19:19). And all who pass by insult him and jeer at him. ‘If he is the king of Israel, let him come down here and now from the cross’ (Mt 27:42). One of the thieves comes to his defence: ‘This man has done []

3rd Sunday of Advent: “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY

3rd Sunday of Advent “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY. This coming Sunday marks the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also known as “Gaudete” (Latin for “Rejoice!” or “Be glad/happy!”) Sunday. This is the reason why in some ADVENT WREATHS, there is a PINK CANDLE which differentiates it from the rest. In some Churches as well, instead of using the purple vestments, PINK priestly vestments will be utilized (if the church has them). The Church encourages us to be glad and happy and for what []

Dec. 3: St. Francis Xavier, S.J., Priest. A Man with Great Apostolic Zeal.

Dec. 3: St. Francis Xavier, S.J., Priest. A Man with Great Apostolic Zeal   Born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, Spain, St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) studied in Paris where he met Ignatius of Loyola and in 1534 joined him as one of his first followers, of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits. St. Francis Xavier had a great apostolic zeal, fruit of his profound interior love for Jesus, such that he wanted to make Him []