TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES.

TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES. Our life cannot be without sorrow, pain or worry. Nobody can expect to go through life without them. Nevertheless,  a Christian can bring out a lot of good from life’s difficulties, if he or she knows how to take advantage of them with the help of God’s grace. We cannot make…

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B). OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION AND ITS DIFFICULTIES.

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B). OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION AND ITS DIFFICULTIES. OUTLINE CENTRAL IDEA OF TODAY’S READINGS: OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION. ALL CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL ARE CALLED TO BRING SOULS CLOSER TO CHRIST. WHERE? HOW? THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST WITHOUT ARMS. 1.      CENTRAL IDEA OF TODAY’S READINGS: OUR APOSTOLIC MISSION. The readings of this Sunday’s Mass revolve…

PRAYER OF TRUST IN GOD’S LOVE AND POWER (BY ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA).

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA’S PRAYER OF TRUST IN GOD’S LOVE AND POWER. When you feel downtrodden and helpless, say this prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola: “O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to…

JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR THE AFFLICTED.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US IN PRAYING TO OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING RIGHT NOW due to illness, material and spiritual poverty, hunger, family problems, exploitation, etc.? Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, your mother and our mother, hear our prayers.

HAVING A ROUGH TIME? SAY A PRAYER OF ABANDOMENT.

HAVING A ROUGH TIME? ABANDON YOURSELF TO GOD. This is what Our Lord Jesus did on the Cross. When the burden is too heavy, let us learn to abandon our problems… our life to God, with a filial trust in His Providence: “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit!” In this regard, St. Josemaria…

POPE FRANCIS: “COME TO ME (Mt. 11:28).”

Pope Francis “COME TO ME ALL OF YOU WHO ARE TIRED (MT 11:28).” Summary vid + full text. OUTLINE When life becomes burdensome, Jesus tells us: “Come to me.” The temptation to enclose ourselves leading to sadness and prostration. It is not enough to come out of ourselves. It is necessary to know where to…

POPE FRANCIS: LORD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME!

POPE FRANCIS: LORD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME! Life presents its inevitable difficulties which may lead one to sadness and worse, to despair. Nevertheless, let us struggle against this vicious cycle and bear in mind that there is much more to our life than the adversities we face everyday such that in the midst of…