DO WE TREAT GOD AS OUR “PLUMBER”?


DO WE TREAT GOD AS OUR “PLUMBER”? During a friendly spiritual chat, a priest asked a young boy if he prays daily for his parents. The boy, a bit suprised, commented: –Why? Is there something wrong with them? Many times, we unknowingly behave like the young boy for we only remember God and pray to…

PRAYER: A SIGN OF GOD’S INITIATIVE. A GIFT FROM GOD.


PRAYER: A SIGN OF GOD’S INITIATIVE. A GIFT FROM GOD. “Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God’s desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.”[Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2560  citing St. Augustine, De…

HOW TO DO MENTAL PRAYER. OPENING AND CLOSING PRAYERS.


HOW TO DO MENTAL PRAYER. INTRODUCTORY AND CLOSING PRAYERS. There are many different ways to begin and end a moment of mental prayer. You might want to begin and end yours with the following prayers in the meme 🙂 THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL PRAYER We must be convinced of the vital importance of prayer. Without prayer,…

19th Sunday O.T (A) MENTAL PRAYER AND INTERIOR SILENCE.


19th Sunday O.T (A) MENTAL PRAYER AND INTERIOR SILENCE OUTLINE Some ideas of today’s Sunday liturgy The necessity of mental prayer The need for silence and interior recollection in order to listen to what God is telling us. 1.      Some ideas of today’s Sunday liturgy Today’s Gospel, which recounts the episode of Jesus walking on…

WHO IS THE BEST TEACHER OF PRAYER IN THE WORLD AFTER JESUS?


WHO IS THE BEST TEACHER OF PRAYER IN THE WORLD AFTER JESUS? A Christian who does not pray is like an eagle without wings or a plane without a motor. They cannot fly and arrive at their destination. We, Christians, are called to fall in love with Jesus more each day in order to live…

ENCLOSED BY FEAR, BY YOUR PROBLEMS…? PRAYER IS THE WAY OUT!


ENCLOSED BY FEAR, BY YOUR PROBLEMS…? PRAYER IS THE WAY OUT! Dear brethren in Christ, below you have Pope Francis’ homily las June 30, 2016, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. Though a bit late, it’s worth the read and meditation 😀 +++HOMILY STARTS HERE+++ The word of God in today’s liturgy presents a clear…

HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE PASSION OF OUR LORD.


HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE PASSION OF OUR LORD.  Dear friends, as we approach the Holy Week, it would be good to accompany Our Lord and meditate on his Passion and Death, in order to enter in his heart and realize how much love He has for us with the corresponding gratitude and at the…

MEDITATION OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.


Fridays: MEDITATION OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Our Lord Jesus Christ gained our salvation with His Passion and Death on the Cross, which occurred on a Friday. It is an ancient custom in the Church to contemplate the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ which makes us realize of the immense love…

THE TRANFORMING POWER OF MENTAL PRAYER.


THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF MENTAL PRAYER And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white (Lk 9:29). I was doing my mental prayer and these words of today’s Gospel caught my attention. PRAYER TRANSFORMED JESUS’ COUNTENANCE AND VESTMENTS RESULTING TO HIS GLORIOUS APPEARANCE, HIS TRANSFIGURATION, which…