Fifth Thursday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Thursday, February 14, 2019 WORD of the DAY Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10: 3-5) How shall I live this Word? It is important to understand how liberating this teaching of Jesus is. It frees us from too much concern regarding our material life. It is not that we have to disdain it, but it is a matter of giving priority to what is essential. Lord, help me to do without too many accessories. I am what I am, ordered to that inner (and external) freedom through which my life can take priority care of the works of my Lord. THE VOICE OF Abbot Moses, Desert Father If action does not coincide with prayer, we labor in vain. Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Via dell’Ateneo Salesiano 81, 00139 Rome, Italy E-mail: srmterzo@gmail.com Website: www.sanbiagio.org info@sanbiagio.org Blog: livingscripture.wordpress.com...

OUR LADY OF LOURDES

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Monday, February 11, 2019 OUR LADY of LOURDES  WORD of the DAY  Bless the LORD, my soul! LORD, my God, you are great indeed! You are clothed with majesty and splendor! (Psalm 104)   How shall I live this Word?   The beautiful expressions of Psalm 104 speak of the deep amazement of those who do not have opaque souls, blurred by the sands of indifference before the marvels of creation. Lord, grant that I too may have this human, spiritual sensitivity when I see a spectacular sunset or a sea in the midst of a storm.  Grant me times of contemplative silence where praising You increases my capacity to marvel, to enjoy, to ennoble my identity as a woman, as a man who is the child of a Father who is Omnipotent and the Creator.  THE VOICE OF Sr. Maria of Campello, consecrated hermit, to Primo Mazzolaro Dear Fr. Primo, everyone’s brother, I have understood to my great joy and tenderness that you are also the brother of every creature; that you participate even in the life of the smallest plant in your garden.   Daughters of Mary Help of Christians,...

Fourth Saturday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday, February 9, 2019 WORD of the DAY The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them. When He disembarked and saw the vast crowd, His heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. (Mark: 6: 30-34) How shall I live this Word? What does Jesus mean by ‘rest’? He invites the disciples to rest and then they find themselves again surrounded by the crowds. Perhaps for Jesus, the real rest for His disciples is to ‘remain with Him’, even in the midst of a crowd. It means learning to ‘be compassionate’. Jesus radiates, transmits, extends the communion and love that...

Pape François : « C’est Jésus que tu cherches quand tu rêves de bonheur »

« Qui nous fera voir le bonheur ? ». Cette question posée dans le psaume 4 reflète bien la soif inextinguible de l’Homme qui cherche à s’accomplir et à être heureu… Source: Pape François : « C’est Jésus que tu cherches quand tu rêves de bonheur »Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Thursday, January 24, 2019 St. Francis de Sales Week 2 of Ordinary Time WORD of the DAY  Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them.   It was fitting that we should have such a high priest:  holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens.  He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day,  first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did that once for all when he offered himself.  For the law appoints men subject to weakness to be high priests, but the word of the oath, which was taken after the law, appoints a son, who has been made perfect forever.                    (Hebrews: 7: 25-28)   How shall I live this Word?   The condemnation just signed by Pharisees and Herodians regarding Jesus (Mk 3: 6) manifests even more effectively the saving power of Christ, in which the energy of the mystery of death and resurrection already operates. Such a power moves the crowds from the four cardinal points, an irresistible attraction to the...

Second Tuesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Week 2 of Ordinary Time WORD of the DAY As he was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain. At this the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need, and he and his companions were hungry? How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?” Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” (Mark 2: 23-28) How shall I live this Word? A humanism that is really integral is one that integrates human beings and God, that shows the inseparable co-penetration of the human and the divine components. A person who wants to be truly such, defines self as being from the ‘God-factor’. This restores to...
Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.