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I am burdened with sorrows. As You awakened the hearts of Your disciples on the road to Emmaus and they found You in the Breaking of the Bread, raise me to find joy in praise and thanksgiving to You.

When we read a novel, we can usually trust the author’s exposition. If the author wrote that a character is annoyed with a situation then the reader can trust that the character is annoyed. What is thought by a character are true thoughts and we can read minds through the words of the author. What…

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Christ shows His wounds in His glorified body. Lord, perfect me through my daily sufferings that I may see Your glory beyond my discomfort. May I cherish the wounds won in Your service.

Some of the Apostles have nicknames in the Bible. James and John are referred to as “the sons of thunder.” There was a “zealot,” a “just,” a “greater,” and a “lesser.” Poor Thomas was called “doubting.” It has stuck to him down through the ages because he missed out on a visitation from our Lord.…

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Lord, as You rose in glory from the tomb, You raise me to new life through Baptism. Help me live out the promises of my baptism in service to You and Your holy Kingdom.

Christ has risen from the dead! The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community… (CCC 638). He who embraced the simple and confounded the wise suffered for the sins of all and conquered death itself. All…

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With each strike of the whip (flagrum), I can imagine the accusing voice of the devil announcing my sins which cause Your suffering. I pray for the grace to turn from sin and avoid temptation.

With each strike of the whip (flagrum), I can imagine the accusing voice of the devil announcing my sins which cause Your suffering. I pray for the grace to turn from sin and avoid temptation. From the outside, the Christian life looks strange and even foolish. We preach an ideal we are still striving for…

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The law of the Lord is love. In His love for us, God has given us our neighbors in need. “The poor [we] will always have with [us]” (Mark 14:7) because through service to them, we learn to love.

The law of the Lord is love. In His love for us, God has given us our neighbors in need. “The poor [we] will always have with [us]” (Mark 14:7) because through service to them, we learn to love. Our sojourn in this world can be described as a school of learning to love. We…

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Everyone is called to enter the Kingdom (CCC 543). The Kingdom is here and now where God’s will is done. May I live to serve now and patiently await the everlasting joy to come.

Everyone is called to enter the Kingdom (CCC 543). The Kingdom is here and now where God’s will is done. May I live to serve now and patiently await the everlasting joy to come. No one is excluded from our Lord’s invitation to the Kingdom. Not the rich—who find it difficult (Luke 18:25). Not the…

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You radiated heavenly glory yet spoke of Your coming Passion. The cross is Your love revealed, not an obstacle in Your path. Help me sacrificially live my love for You.

Lord, You radiated heavenly glory yet spoke of Your  coming Passion. The cross is Your love revealed,  not an obstacle in Your path. Help me sacrificially live my love for You. In the Garden of Eden, at the beginning, Adam and Eve were innocent. They were made for communion with God. God walked…

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Temptation

We are blessed with free will… and cursed by it. We can choose the greatest good… or the worst evil. We can choose Heaven or Hell. God could cancel our free will and end evil in a moment. However, doing so would also be the end of love. There can be no love without free…

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I am shaped by what I love. In loving You, Lord, may I keep Your word and do Your will. Come and make Your dwelling with me (John 14:23) as I follow in Mary’s footsteps of faith.

I am shaped by what I love. In loving You, Lord, may I keep Your word and do Your will. Come and make Your dwelling with me (John 14:23) as I follow in Mary’s footsteps of faith. Life is full of choices. Some we make consciously as we go through our day. Some have become…

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Todays Reflection

The Glorious Mysteries

In the Glorious Mysteries, our attention is on the resurrection of the body and the life of the world to come. Christ came to call all people to Himself. He restored in His perfect obedience what was lost in our first parents’ disobedience: our inheritance as children of God. In His death, He promised life. In His resurrection is the promise of life everlasting. He rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God where He has gone to prepare a place for us. Mary’s Assumption and Coronation are signs of our eternal reward in Heaven. By following her example of faithful obedience here, we hope to follow her to glory there.

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