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 […]
December 8: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY Dear friends: Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary! As we have said […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. 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 […]
November 1 SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS’ DAY In a talk I gave to Grade 5 Spanish boys some years back, I asked […]
ON THE NECESSITY OF INTERIOR STRUGGLE TO FOLLOW CHRIST: Make It a Habit to Say “NO” to Yourself for Love of God.
ON THE NECESSITY OF INTERIOR STRUGGLE TO FOLLOW CHRIST: “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take […]
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. […]
DO PERFECT MARRIAGES EXIST? I’m inclined to think otherwise, in so far as the subjects are concerned, because we human beings are […]