Feb. 8: ST. JEROME EMILIANI. “Place your trust in God alone.”


Feb. 8 ST. JEROME EMILIANI Born in Venice. Converted to Christianity after a rather dissolute youth, St. Jerome (1486-1537)  dedicated himself to the service of the poor, the sick, and abandoned children. He founded a congregation (Somaschi) which looked after the education of children, especially orphans. He died of the plague while serving the afflicted….

5th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME. MASS PRAYERS AND READINGS.


5th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME. MASS PRAYERS AND READINGS. ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Veníte, adorémus Deum, et procidámus ante Dóminum, qui fecit nos; quia ipse est Dóminus Deus noster. O come, let us worship God, and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God. [–» Greeting] COLLECT Keep your family safe,…

THE IMPORTANCE OF “WANTING THE GOOD.”


THE IMPORTANCE OF “WANTING THE GOOD”. [T]he good towards which the will inclines—and by which this connatural affinity is produced—can be very different from what is perceived from the outside. Two people who carry out the same assignment can be doing two very different things. One may be totally absorbed in not appearing bad in…