Interior Struggle

JANUARY 1: HAPPY NEW YEAR!


JANUARY 1: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Dear friends, only a few hours remain and I would like to take advantage and greet you: HAPPY 2016! A lot of people say with the proverb “New Year, new life”. Nevertheless, as St. Josemaria wrote: “I don’t believe in the proverb that says: ‘a New Year, a new life.’ Nothing changes in twenty-four hours. Only our Lord, with his grace, can instantly convert a Saul from being a persecutor of Christians to an Apostle. He knocks []

On Holy Purity. MOTHER, MOST CHASTE! PRAY FOR US! HATS OFF TO TIM TEBOW.


On Holy Purity. MOTHER, MOST CHASTE! PRAY FOR US! HATS OFF TO TIM TEBOW. WE NEED MORE CHRISTIAN MEN LIKE YOU. I just came upon this news regarding Tim Tebow, winner of the famous Heisman Trophy, NFL player turned  broadcaster who was dumped by his girlfriend, a former Miss Universe, because he wanted to live up to his promise to be virgin until marriage. And I just can’t help think of how much good he is doing to the men and women []

Nov. 30: WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 1


On Advent (4): WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception.   In my weekly Catechetical Masses for Grade 4 students in the school where I am one of the chaplains, I always make it a point that the homilies are interactive: I ask the young girls some questions and they, in their candor and simplicity, –admirable traits of children which we adults should never lose –, excitedly reply to all my questions. []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE TEMPTATIONS OF LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE TEMPTATIONS OF LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE In his Nov. 17, 2015 homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis employed the 90-year old Eleazar’s heroic example in fulfilling God’s Law as point of departure to stress THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING A LIFE COHERENT TO OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH and encouraged us TO REJECT THE TEMPTATION TO LIVE A DOUBLE LIFE, as camouflaged Christians in the middle of the world. While I was reading his homily, St. Josemaria’s words regarding the importance []

Pope Francis on the Generosity of the Poor Widow.


Pope Francis on the Generosity of the Poor Widow. Dear friends: In yesterday’s Nov.8, Angelus Address, the Holy Father commented on the Gospel of the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, denouncing the vices of pride, hypocrisy, and greed which are incompatible with Christian life. At the same time, he praised the trusting generosity and abandonment of the poor widow, characteristics which we should live in our daily life as Christians. Let us not be stingy in our self-giving to God and to []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE CHRISTIAN’S TASK OF DAILY CONVERSION AND INTERIOR STRUGGLE TOWARD THE ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE CHRISTIAN’S TASK OF DAILY CONVERSION AND INTERIOR STRUGGLE TOWARDS THE ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST.   Dear friends, below you have some ideas of Pope Francis’ homily at Santa Marta on Oct. 22, 2015, where he reminded us of our task as Christians to strive daily in order to live a life of holiness with the help of God’s grace. CONVERSION, A DAILY DUTY For a Christian, conversion is a daily duty, a task of everyday life. As St. []