Confiteor: Short Meditations on the Penitential Rite

Immediately after the greeting offered by the priest, the Congregation is invited to an Examination of Conscience. All must humbly admit, acknowledge, and confess that we spiritually fall short. In blunt, we are all sinners. However, that is precisely the reason for Jesus’ coming to earth.   Jesus came to save us from sin and its […] Source: Confiteor: Short Meditations on the Penitential...

Jesus is our food…

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD April 19, 2021  EASTER MONDAY 3 WORD of the DAY  The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat, but only his disciples had left. Other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten the bread when the Lord gave thanks. When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said,“Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.”  So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them,...

Saint Alphonsus, a teacher of mercy for the evangelization of the least – Vatican News

The Pope: Saint Alphonsus, a teacher of mercy for the evangelization of the least Pope Francis sends a message on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori as a Doctor of the Church. By Vatican News staff reporter In a message to the Rev. Fr. Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R., Superior General of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) and Moderator General of the Alphonsian Academy, Pope Francis writes that 150 years on from this “joyous anniversary,” the example of Saint Alfonsus “vigorously indicates the main road to bring consciences closer to the welcoming face of the Father, because the salvation that God offers us is the work of his mercy.” Advocate of the most vulnerable The Pope notes that this Doctor of the Church was a “listener,” a teacher of mercy and a person who welcomed “the fragility of the most spiritually abandoned men and women.” Allowing himself to be challenged by life itself, says the Pope,  Saint Alphonsus was also an “advocate of the least, the fragile and those discarded by the society of his time.”   The path this Saint chose to tread, writes Pope Francis, led him...

To All Teachers, with Thanks

An old man meets a young man who asks: “Do you remember me?” And the old man says no.   Then the young man tells him he was his student, And the teacher asks: “What do you do, what do you do in life?”   The young man answers: “Well, I became a teacher.”   “Ah, how good, like me?” Asks the old man. “Well, yes. In fact, I became a teacher because you inspired me to be like you.”   The old man, curious, asks the young man at what time he decided to become a teacher. And the young man tells him the following story:   “One day, a friend of mine, also a student, came in with a nice new watch, and I decided I wanted it and I stole it, I took it out of his pocket. Shortly after, my friend noticed the flight and immediately complained to our teacher, who was you. Then you went to the class: ‘This student’s watch was stolen during classes today. Whoever stole it, please return it.’   I didn’t give it back because I didn’t want to. Then you closed the door and told us all to get...