FIAT! “BE IT DONE UNTO ME ACCORDING TO THY WORD! (Lk 1:38)”

FIAT! “BE IT DONE UNTO ME ACCORDING TO THY WORD! (Lk 1:38)” Our Mother Mary’s response to God’s Will changed the course of humanity and made it possible for God to enter the history of humanity: God-with-us! The Son of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ, took our flesh with just a single “yes” of a…

2nd Sunday O.T. Year B: “HERE I AM LORD, I COME TO DO YOUR WILL.”

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B HERE I AM LORD, I COME TO DO YOUR WILL (Ps 39). OUTLINE Divine vocation: universal and particular. Summary of ideas of today’s readings Putting our part to discern our specific vocation and help others to do so as well. Generosity and coherence between our vocation and our…

STRIVE TO PLEASE GOD IN EVERYTHING.

STRIVE TO PLEASE GOD IN EVERYTHING. “Grant, Almighty God, that with our thoughts always on the things of the Spirit, we may please you in all that we say and do.” Collect prayer, 7th Sunday O.T. Jesus spent his whole life on earth fulfilling God’s will. My food, he told his disciples, is to do…

JESUS, MAY I ALWAYS WANT WHAT YOU WANT.

JESUS, MAY I ALWAYS WANT WHAT YOU WANT. Loving God entails identifying our will with His Most Divine Will. May we want what He wants in everyting even if it might cost us our wealth, honor, material possessions…life. For this to be a reality, we need to deny ourselves many times during the day to…

Mar. 25: ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD Prayer vid + Divine office 2nd reading

March 25 ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD Prayer vid + Divine office reading Dear brethren in Christ, “‘Mary’s ‘yes’ opens the door to the ‘yes’ of Jesus: “I come to do your will’”. It is “this ‘yes’ that goes with Jesus throughout his life, up to the Cross: ‘Father, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not…

Mar. 25: ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD (Solemnity). Summary vid + full text

March 25. SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD Summary vid + full text   Dear brethren in Christ, on March 25, the Universal Church will commemorate the Annunciation of Our Lord, perhaps the most important event in the history of mankind: God becomes Man, and will remain so forever. In the Annunciation of Our…