Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle: May 14

Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle: May 14

I chose you . . . to go and bear fruit that will last . . . (John 15: 16) On this feast of St. Matthias, the call of Matthias makes me think: I may not have chosen Judas, but Jesus did! Jesus loves us and wants us to love him and love him in ALL others, regardless of...
The Ascension of the Lord: May 13

The Ascension of the Lord: May 13

So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. (Mark 16: 19) As we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord into heaven, I think of the role of intercessor. An intercessor is someone who speaks or...
Saturday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 12

Saturday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 12

Apollos began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the Way of God to him more accurately. (Acts 18: 26) From this one verse, we can see something significant happening. Apollos was excited! So...
Feast of St. Philip Neri: May 11

Feast of St. Philip Neri: May 11

“Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.” (John 16: 20) We just cannot take short cuts. To get to the cake and ice cream we have to eat some spinach first. In the Gospel, Jesus...
Ascension (Traditional): May 10

Ascension (Traditional): May 10

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1: 8) An end—and a beginning. Jesus leaves in a definitive way; the disciples understand that they...
Wednesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 9

Wednesday, Sixth Week of Easter: May 9

I see that you are very religious . . . I even discovered an altar . . . “to an unknown god.” (Acts 17: 22-23) A few days before Christmas, I received a book entitled Knowing the Unknowable God, written by a student in my first class of six-year-olds, which I taught...
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