Read Fr Joe’s short reflection on today’s First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
St Bernadette Soubirous Bernadette was born on the 7th of January 1844 to a poor family in Lourdes, France. On the 11th of February 1858 while collecting scraps of wood on the bank of the river Gave at Massabielle near Lourdes, she received a vision from Our Blessed Lady. # She continued to receive these … [Read more…]
When you reflect upon what I tell you in the depths of your heart, you profit more than if you had read many books. Oh, if souls would only want to listen to My voice when I am speaking in the depths of their hearts, they would reach the peak of holiness in a short … [Read more…]
As the two disciples recount their story of what occurred on the road to Emmaus, the Risen Jesus appears yet again to the assembled disciples. His presence receives a fearful reaction as they imagine that a ghost is visiting them. Jesus invites them to touch him and to eat with them to calm their fears … [Read more…]
John 20: 11-18 Mary of Magdala features again as the main character after Jesus of course, in this passage. She was one of the few who remained faithful to Jesus throughout his passion and death. She is concerned as she searches for the body of Jesus, a concern that arises out of her love and … [Read more…]
Link to the telecasts that are distributed via a series of satellites reaching television outlets and networks around the world for re-transmission to their own audiences. The global satellite distribution has been made possible through the generosity of the Knights of Columbus. The links to the information below are provided as a resource for broadcasters … [Read more…]
Fasting from the Eucharist Behold the Pierced One (pp.97-98), Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI): “When Augustine sensed his death approaching, he ‘excommunicated’ himself and undertook public penance. In his last days he manifested his solidarity with the public sinners who seek for pardon and grace through the renunciation of communion. He wanted to meet his Lord … [Read more…]
Prayer to St. Corona My Lord Jesus Christ, you took upon yourself our human nature, for our salvation. Look kindly on us now, we pray, that we, and all those who serve You, might be kept safe from this present pandemic. Heal those presently who are sick, give them comfort in their suffering, lead … [Read more…]