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As a baptized child of the holy household of Heaven, may I please our heavenly Father in the example of Christ who faithfully fulfills the purpose for which He is sent (Is 55:11).

Why was it necessary for God to enter His creation to affect the salvation of His people? We say that He died for us but what was the price He paid that we could not? How would the world be different if Jesus never came to save us? The story begins with an understanding of…

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The light came into the world but men preferred darkness (John 3:19)—while we can’t put out the Sun, we can close the blinds. In my hunger and thirst for righteousness, help me seek Your transfigured glory and worship You.

We live in a world full of lies. This is the result of the world’s rejection of God—who is Truth-personified. Lying is the work of the devil who has no truth in him. By his nature, he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44). As the father of lies, he separates those…

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I can be fearful and bound in my selfishness. By Your cross and Resurrection I have been set free. I will rise in hope to share self-giving love— treating others as I would be treated.

We are emotional beings. God made us that way. Although we each have different gifts that differentiate our intellectual and physical abilities, we tend to react to the world emotionally. As our creator, God uses these emotions to interact with us—He speaks to us in emotional terms. In the beatitudes, He promises comfort for our…

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The same voice that spoke creation into being now declares bread and wine His body and blood. In each repeated consecration, we share in the first (CCC 1410). May my respect for this universal communion of love be reflected in my demeanor.

God is spirit (John 4:24). The angels are spirit (Heb 1:14). Animals are flesh given the breath of life (Gen 7:15). Man is unique in creation—formed from the dust in the image and likeness of God Himself as the pinnacle of creation, he was given the breath of life (Gen 2:7) and dominion over all…

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God the Father is our example of perfect fatherhood, God the Son of perfect sonship, and God the Holy Spirit of unity in love. May I live my own vocation in diligent fidelity to His will.

The Christian faith is unique among world religions. We don’t just seek to know divine revelation. Our God entered His own creation to bring us into communion with Him. The history of humanity chronicles the rebuilding of our relationship with God as He methodically reveals Himself to us. From the words of the prophets, we…

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May I live in faithful communion with the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church—the holy Bride who is one in flesh with Christ Himself (CCC 796).

Scripture begins and ends with a marriage and is centered around the marriage of God to His people. This is foundational to understanding our relationship with Christ and His Kingdom in the New Covenant. The enemies of Christ and His Church make war on the family to undermine the world’s understanding of covenant and further…

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I will rejoice when I am persecuted for the name of Jesus. By meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, may I imitate what is contained and be more fully conformed to Him who suffered and died for me.

We live in a world growing increasingly hostile to followers of Christ. The forces of secularism are drawing the battle lines in government, society, family, and even in churches. Expressions of faith are met with ridicule, derision, and even death in many parts of the world. Those who would follow orthodoxy find hostility from those…

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The Holy Spirit is poured out on me at Confirmation. May I share Your heavenly gift as I live in the household of God, which is the Church, the pillar and foundation of truth (1 Tim 3:15).

When our Lord walked the earth, He was baptized (Matt 3:13) and commanded others to baptize (Matt 28:19). He forgave sins (Matt 9:6) and gave others authority to forgive sins (John 20:22-23). He gave us His body in the Eucharist (Mark 14:22-24) and priests to confect it perpetually (Luke 22:19). He blessed marriage (John 2:2)…

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Todays Reflection

The Sorrowful mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries are the greatest love story ever told. No man has greater love than to die for his friends ( John 15:13 )... how much greater the love when dying for his torturers! What is love if not self-denial for someone else? What is self-denial without sacrifice? Christ was crucified, died, and was buried for us while we were yet sinners. He suffered a death we deserve. Sinless Himself, He took on our shame and bore it in His flesh. We are called to take up our crosses and follow His example of sacrificial love.

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