Showing posts from September, 2022

Daily Thought September 29, 2022

  Asking For Angelic Help “Michael: Help us in our battle – each of us has a battle to fight in our lives; Gabriel: Bring us news, bring us the good news of salvation; Raphael: Take us by the hand and lead us forward without taking the wrong turns. Always walking forward, but with your help!” Pope Francis - Homily 9/27/17

Daily Thought For September 22, 2022

  Truth To live in Truth is the basic minimum of human dignity, even if the price to defend the Truth could be costly. You need to always remain faithful to the Truth. Truth can never be betrayed. Blessed   Jerzy Popieluszko

Daily Thought for September 18, 2022

Creativity & The Mission of the Church Lectio Luke 16:1–13 Meditatio “For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.” Setting aside the confusing discussion of what the steward actually did before and after getting fired, let’s look at why Jesus is telling this parable in the first place. The moral is basically that the children of light (that’s us) can learn from the creative problem-solving of the steward, who represents the “children of this world.” Jesus is holding up not the steward’s concrete actions for us to learn from, but the prudence he shows. In current usage, the term “prudence” is mostly associated with cautiousness, but that is not the true meaning of the word. Prudence is the virtue that helps us make sound judgments, a kind of practical wisdom. It’s called a cardinal virtue (remember those?) because it is a hinge for other virtues. (“Cardinal” comes from cardo, the Latin word for hinge.) With pru

Daily Thought For September 15, 2022

  Living Life Abundantly If you never take risks, you'll never accomplish great things. Everybody dies, but not everyone has lived. C.S. Lewis

Daily Thought for September 9, 2022

  Heaven Begins with Gratitude It's 'Heaven Begun', for the grateful on earth. Blessed Solanus Casey

Daily Thought For September 8, 2022

  The Gift of Discernment Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! We are continuing our reflection on discernment – in this time we will speak every Wednesday about spiritual discernment – and for this it can help us to refer to a specific witness. One of the most instructive examples is offered to us by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, with a decisive episode in his life. Ignatius is at home convalescing, after injuring a leg in battle. To dispel the boredom, he asks for something to read. He loves tales of chivalry, but unfortunately only the lives of saints can be found at home. Somewhat reluctantly he adapts, but in the course of reading he begins to discover another world, a world that conquers him and seems to compete with that of knights. He is fascinated by the figures of Saint Francis and Saint Dominic, and feels the desire to imitate them. But the world of chivalry also continues to exert its fascination on him. And so, within himself he feels within himself this alternation of tho

Daily Thought For September 7, 2022

  Trusting In God's Grace We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest. St. Oscar Romero

Daily Thought For September 6, 2022

Sacred Story Affirmations   I believe the grace of forgiveness opens my heart making my every thought, word and deed bear fruit that endures to eternity. I ask that everything in my life serve Christ's Great Work of Reconciliation.  Fr. Bill Waston, S.J.

Daily Thought For September 5, 2022

  We Can Begin Again! You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis

Daily Thought For September 3, 2022

  A Thwarted Air Raid & Padre Pio During World War II a general at the American base near Bari heard that the Germans had an arms depot somewhere around San Giovanni Rotondo. He planned an air raid to destroy the depot, and he led the squadron on this mission. Nearing the target, he saw a friar ascend into the air with his arms outstretched! Suddenly the controls on the planes no longer responded. So they dropped their bombs in the forest, turned around, and went back to base. The general could not understand. He talked about the incident to the officers and pilots, but no one could come up with a reasonable explanation. Who was this friar who had obstructed their mission and disabled the planes’ communication system? What a mystery! One day, the general overheard someone speaking of Padre Pio, who lived on Mount Gargano and worked miracles. Suspecting that this was the friar who had thwarted the bombardment, he went to San Giovanni Rotondo to see him. The priest came toward him, p