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Looking for You
Challenge: Today, speak with someone about Jesus’ love for us as demonstrated through his Incarnation.

A Child and Wonder
Challenge: Today, spend a quiet moment before the child Jesus and thank him for his presence here among us.

Saint John Neumann, Bishop
January 5

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 4

January 3 -- Saint Genevieve
Virgin

January 2 -- Saint Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzen
Bishops and Doctors of the Church.

Saint Almachius, Martyr
January 1

Saint Sylvester I
December 31

Saint Egwim of Worcester
December 30

Holy Gospel: January 5
"Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd." (Mark 6: 34-44)

Holy Gospel: January 4
“Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4: 12-17, 23-25)

Holy Gospel: January 3
"Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way." (Matthews 2: 1-12)

Holy Gospel: January 2
"I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord." (John 1: 19-28)

Holy Gospel: January 1
"When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2: 16-21)

Holy Gospel: December 31
"John testified to him and cried out, saying, 'This was he of whom I said, ‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.'" (John 1: 1-18)

Holy Gospel: December 30
"The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him." (Luke 2: 36-40)

Free Will: The Choice to Live or Die...
Why do we do what is loathsome to us, repelled and reviled by our actions even as we commit them?

How Much of Spiritual Direction Should Focus on Prayer versus Sin and Virtue?
Spiritual direction is not meant to be divorced from daily life, but actually should enable us to live each day more deeply and fully in Christ. Father John Bartunek explains how.

“Program of Life”
Why is a Program of Life important to our spiritual progress?

In the Spirit
Challenge: Spend the day attentive to the Holy Spirit.

Angel Wings
Challenge: Find a way of encouraging a mother of a young child.

A Joy for the Whole Family
Challenge: Today, pray for the sanctity of the family.

The Gift of Yourself
What gift do you think our Lord wants the most from you on his birthday?

The Cracked Cup
If you were to offer Jesus a cracked cup or a jeweled chalice, you would be surprised which vessel he would choose…

Agreeing In Prayer
Jesus promised that whenever two of His disciples agree about anything they ask for in prayer, God will give it to them. If this is so, why do so many prayers continue to go unanswered?

How to Determine if a Spiritual Director Is Faithful to the Church
Does your spiritual director push you towards holiness?

The Roots of Spiritual Direction in Scriptures and Apostolic Tradition
Why does God choose to work, both directly and also indirectly, through human instruments?

The Power of Witness
Challenge: Today, look for the positive side in everyone you meet.

Flesh, Glory, Grace
Challenge: Today, strive to show special joy and goodness in your relations with others, especially with your family.

Heaven Holds the Key
Challenge: Today, strive to edify others though your words.


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