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Lord, I trust in You, You are my God

The utter trust and openness of heart and mind that a small child has towards its father or mother speaks of an attitude that allows us to have a glimpse of how God is


Readings of the Day: Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.


Saint Bonaventure

Bonaventure, known as the “Seraphic Doctor,” had so great an influence in the Franciscan Order that he has been called its second founder. Born in 1221 in Tuscany a


Readings of the Day: Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north


Saint Camillus de Lellis

Humanly speaking, Camillus was not a likely candidate for sainthood. Born 1550, his mother died when he was a child, his father neglected him, and he grew up with an ex


“Lord, make me a channel of Your peace and be attentive to the needs of those around us”

“Lord, make me a channel of Your peace and be attentive to the needs of those around us.”


Readings of the Day: Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomor'rah!


Holy Spirit, set us ablaze with the fire of your love so that we may love You in and above al

Jesus challenges his disciples to examine whom they love first and foremost. A true disciple loves God above all else and is willing to forsake all for Jesus Christ.


St. Henry II

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe's Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first mille


Readings of the Day: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to


Lord Jesus I trust in You!

To have confidence in the spread of God’s Kingdom in these difficult times; to persevere inspite of opposition is our challenge. Trusting in God we carry on spreading


Saints John Jones and John Wall

These two friars were martyred in England in the 16th and 17th centuries for refusing to deny their faith.


Readings of the Day: Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

In the year that King Uzzi'ah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.


Lord, do not look on our weaknesses or the sins that we may have committed

Lord, do not look on our weaknesses or the sins that we may have committed, but look in loving mercy on the faith, hope and love of Your Church and, with the fire of Yo


St. Benedict, Abbot

On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting foundation in Weste


Saint Veronica Giuliani

Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata. Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy on 27 December 1660.


Readings of the Day: Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

My mouth will declare your praise.


Lord, in my inmost heart teach me wisdom to know that You alone are my hope, my salvation

We may wonder what these historical realities have to do with us in another age, a completely different culture and civilization. If we read these stories as parables o


Sts. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or


Readings of the Day: Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou who leadest Joseph like a flock! Thou who art enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth


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