The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday August 22, 2020.  In 1954 Pius XII instituted this memorial “so that all may clearly recognize and more zealously venerate the kind and maternal rule of the Mother of God.”  It is celebrated on the octave of the Assumption.    The best way...

Feast of Saint Bernard

Thursday August 20, 2020. Readings: Ezekiel 36: 23 -28, Responsorial Psalm: 51, Gospel Matthew 22:1 -14 This parable tells a very strange story: all those who received the invitation to the king’s banquet not only refused to attend but treated the messengers very...

Be grateful to God when others are blessed

Wednesday August 19, 2020 This parable describes a joyless world of work, where people were engaged for one day, or even for one hour. There is no joy in their work, only heaviness and insecurity, which produce anger and tensions. In our world too, more and more...

The “many who are first”

Tuesday August 18, 2020 “Many who are first.”  Who are these people?  To understand this we must understand the difference between the “world” and the “Kingdom of God.”  The world refers to a purely vain popularity within any given culture. ...

Possessions are a means to an end

Monday  August 17, 2020 To the young man’s credit, he was not hypocritical. He did not pretend he could do this when he could not. He knew what this meant: Christ’s high standards and his own ambitions and desires were incompatible. Being both...

Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday August 15, 2020.  Readings: First Reading:  Revelation 11: 19; 12: 1 – 6, 10.  Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15: 20 – 26.  Gospel Luke 1:39 – 56. The Solemnity we celebrate today, that of her Assumption into Heaven, points to God’s...