Sins

BEWARE OF ENVY AND ITS EVIL CONSEQUENCES! RATHER, HUMBLY REJOICE IN THE GOOD OF OTHERS!


BEWARE OF ENVY AND ITS EVIL CONSEQUENCES! RATHER, HUMBLY REJOICE IN THE GOOD OF OTHERS!   The meme you see is Léon Cogniet’s painting on the “Massacre of the Innocents (1824)”, which as we all know, was the result of Herod’s greed and envy towards the Child Jesus who had just been born and regarded by the Magi as the King of Israel. In his morning Mass at Santa Marta last January 21, Pope Francis said that those who have the sin []

Nov. 30: WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 1


On Advent (4): WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception.   In my weekly Catechetical Masses for Grade 4 students in the school where I am one of the chaplains, I always make it a point that the homilies are interactive: I ask the young girls some questions and they, in their candor and simplicity, –admirable traits of children which we adults should never lose –, excitedly reply to all my questions. []

JULY 22: ST. MARY MAGDALENE. Perseverance in Our Search for Christ


JULY 22: ST. MARY MAGDALENE. Perseverance in Our Search for Christ Dear friends: As I was praying the Divine Office for today’s memorial, I was convinced that I just couldn’t let the day pass without sharing with you St. Gregory the Great’s very beautiful homily on St. Mary Magdalene which speaks about Mary’s ardent thirst and her persevering love towards Jesus, who with her tears of intense love and contrition, was able to finally see Christ. We, too, should foster this intense []