Dei Verbum Reading Challenge – free! | Word on Fire Institute

Join us on a 2-week guided reading journey through the Catholic Church’s central document on divine revelation! NOVEMBER 8th – 19th, 2021 Vatican II’s document on revelation, known by the first two words of the Latin text Dei Verbum, the “Word of God,” is of signal importance in the life of the Church, since it speaks of the process by which God communicates to his people. The entire purpose of this communication is to draw us into friendship with God. What could be more significant for all believers, but especially for teachers, catechists, theologians, and preachers? It also has great significance for those embarked on the Church’s mission of evangelization. The council fathers recognized the need for a renewal when it came to reading and appreciating the Bible. They called for greater study of the Bible among laypeople, placing the Scriptures more fully at the center of the liturgy, and making the sacred writings the “soul of sacred theology” (DV 24). But that dream is still, I believe, largely unrealized. In point of fact, when we consult the numerous studies of the ever-increasing army of the religiously unaffiliated, we discover that the Bible is often a prime reason why people, especially...

November Happenings at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY!

Greetings from the Marian Shrine! Come Join Us in November  November 15th (Monday) 7:00 pm Treasures of the Church A Presentation and Exhibit of 150 Relics of Saints with Fr. Carlos Martin’s, CC November 22nd (Monday) 7:00 pm A Biblical Walk through the Mass An ADVENT Series of 5 Sessions with Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, Shrine Coordinator. $10.00 per session offering accepted with Gratitude. November 25th (Thursday) 10:00 am Thanksgiving Day Mass NOV 22 A Biblical Walk through the Mass An Advent Series for 5 consecutive Mondays at 7:00 pm  with Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, Shrine Coordinator $10.00 suggested donation for each session. Sign up now! MORE INFORMATION & DIRECTIONS: https://www.marianshrine.org/...

RCIA – BREAK OPEN THE WORD – from the Cathedral of St. Jude in St. Petersburg, FL

How to Pray the Bible – The 4 Steps of Lectio Divina SUNDAYS – YEAR B (2021) ORDINARY TIME: Sunday, October 3, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, October 10, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, October 17, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, October 24, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, October 31, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Monday, November 1, 2021 (All Saints Day): Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, November 7, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, November 14, 2021: Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, November 21, 2021 (Solemnity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe): Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures SUNDAYS – YEAR C (2021-2022) ADVENT Sunday, November 28, 2021 (First Sunday of Advent) : Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, December 5, 2021 (Second Sunday of Advent) : Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, December 12, 2021 (Third Sunday of Advent) : Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, December 19, 2021 (Fourth Sunday of Advent) : Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures CHRISTMAS Saturday, December 25, 2021 (The Nativity of Jesus Christ) : Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Sunday, December 26, 2021 (Most Holy Family of Jesus): Lectio Divina / Sunday Scriptures Saturday, January 1, 2022 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) : Lectio Divina / Sunday...

Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good Confession

One of the greatest blessings and gifts that flow out of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord is a mercy that is expressed most deeply through the Sacrament of Confession. This Sacrament is also sometimes called the Sacrament of Pardon, Reconciliation, Penance, as well as Sacrament of God’s Mercy. Words that produce inexplicable peace, joy, […] Source: Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good...

The Virgin’s Son: Isaiah’s Palm Sunday Prophecy

Palm Sunday has Christ entering into Jerusalem to a lot of fanfare. The people are in the streets to celebrate the coming of the Messiah. They are waving palm branches and spreading out their cloaks on the ground. This was a gesture to show respect and honor to the king. This people, oppressed by an […] Source: The Virgin’s Son: Isaiah’s Palm Sunday...

Pope designates buildings near St. John Lateran Basilica for cultural purposes – Vatican News

Pope designates buildings near St. John Lateran Basilica for cultural purposes In a letter addressed to the Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis designates the buildings annexed to the Papal Basilica of Saint John Lateran for museum and cultural activities. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis has written a letter to the Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, authorizing the use of the buildings attached to the Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran as a museum and for culturally-related purposes. “Throughout the centuries, the Church has always worked to promote what is the fruit of the genius and mastery of artists, often as a testimony to experiences of faith and as instruments for giving honor to God,” the Pope’s note reads. “This has been done not only out of love for art, but also to safeguard the cultural heritage in the face of challenges and dangers that would deprive it of its function and value.” The Church, art and beauty Pope Francis notes that this special responsibility, “accompanied by a careful concern to consider places buildings and works as expressions of the human spirit and an integral part of the culture of...