Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



The Richest Gift
Luke 21:1-4 Monday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In prayer, I will make a list of all that I can do for Jesus this week and offer this to him. Then, on Sunday during the Offertory, I will mentally place before him on the paten all the sacrifices I have made during the weekmy real gift to him, given with faith and love.

A Question of Kingdoms
This week I will reject all internal judgments

Christ Is the Answer
Luke 20:27-40 Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Today I will look on all things as if God were speaking to me in every moment.

God's House Is Holy
Luke 19: 45-48 Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time I will live the Mass this Sunday with a special reverence.

Build Your Life on the Rock That Is Christ
Luke 19: 41-44 Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time I will start a constant prayer life by praying the Rosary every day this week.

Kings and Gold Coins
Luke 19: 11-28 Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time As a way of showing my love for Jesus, today I will practice patience with someone who annoys me.

Jesus Is My Guest
Luke 19:1-10 Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time I will make a point to go to confession at the next possible opportunity asking Jesus to forgive me my sins and to help me to turn from being a sinner into being a saint. I will make it a real encounter with Jesus.

Seeing with Faith
Luke 18: 35-43 Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time I will pray three Our Fathers for an increase of faith among my family members.

Towards Heaven
Mark 13:24-32 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time I will live this day with special intensity, offering all for the conversion of souls.

Pray With Faith
Throughout the day, I will dedicate myself to small invocations and prayers

Living My Encounter with Christ
Luke 17:26-37 Friday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will give priority to my relationship with Christ. I will make prayer my first act today before every meal.

The Kingdom Within
Luke 17:20-25 Thursday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will dedicate a longer and calmer time to examine my conscience tonight, and look for progress as well as the struggles of the kingdom within me.

The Highest of All Prayers
Luke 17:11-19 Wednesday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will make a visit to the Eucharist today and consider the many gifts God has given me. In adoration I will thank him with all my being.

The Right of Gratitude
Luke 17:7-10 Tuesday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will pray for the grace to show gratitude to God in my daily activities, striving to make these acts of gratitude occur.

Uprooting Sin
Luke 17:1-6 Monday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will fight to eradicate sins against charity in my family or work life. I will avoid it and call others to do so too in a gentle but firm manner.

A Call to Authenticity
Mark 12:38-44 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time I will trust in God's providence and give him something today that I've been holding back.

The Choice Between God and Mammon
Luke 16:9-15 Saturday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will make that sacrificial donation to charity that I have been putting off.

The Indestructible Temple
John 2: 13-22 Sunday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will offer myself to collaborate in a parish ministry or other Catholic apostolate out of love for the Church.

Keeping the Right Company
Luke 15: 1-10 Thursday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will write a letter or email to a friend or relative who has drifted away from the Church, hoping that even a little hello may plant a positive seed.

Discipleship: Neither Cheap nor Easy
Luke 14: 25-33 Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time I will take some time and think about my priorities to make sure that God is always coming first.

RSVPing the Lord!
Luke 14: 15-24 Tuesday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will accept God's invitation and not put anything in front of my prayer life today.

Our Invitation List
Luke 14:12-14 Monday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will do an act of charity for someone who doesn't like me.

Not Far from the Kingdom
Mark 12:28b-34 Friday of the Third week of Lent I will consciously live as much of this day as possible as an exercise of love for God, offering him each moment, activity and prayer.

Friend, Go Up Higher
Luke 14:1, 7-11 Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time Today, I will perform some act of service for another person, preferably for someone close to me, preferably without their notice. These are the acts that most deeply express love. Remember, if you expect something in return, even just thanks, it isn't love, it's business.

I Hold the Keys to the Gates of Purgatory
Today I will make a sacrifice for my loved ones in purgatory

Winning the Only Contest that Matters
Matthew 5:1-12a Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time I will spend at least five minutes today imagining what heaven will be like. What would I like heaven to be like? Jesus is setting up a mansion there for me. He is going to put everything that he can in it to please me and make me happy. Spend some time imagining what he would put there to surprise and delight me. He will go far beyond my wildest imaginations, but by dedicating some time to this today, I will increase my desire for heaven and to make the sacrifices necessary to get there.

Up Against the Narrow Gate
Luke 13:22-30 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time Today I will examine my conscience very honestly to see if I am saying to Jesus in any aspect of my life and to see if I am letting myself get too comfortable in any aspect of my life, since comfort, especially in the spiritual life, is a sign that I am not striving to enter by the narrow gate.

The Kingdom of Heaven Infiltrates and Enriches Everything It Touches
Luke 13:18-21 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time I will try to be more optimistic about the Church in society, seeing how it has influenced so much of what is best in our society love for the poor, love for enemies etc. Knowing that it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, I will accept that as it has happened so many times in the past, just when things look bleakest for the Church, God turns the tables, and it enters into another Golden Age. Didn't John Paul II predict that we were just launching out into the New Age of Evangelization?

Jesus Blows me Out of my Comfort Zone, Again!
Luke 13: 10-17 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Where in my life have I settled into spiritual routine and old age? Do I habitually skip some prayer I should be saying, telling myself it isn't that important? I will make an extra effort to pray it today. Is there some other aspect of my spiritual or moral life that I have removed to make life more comfortable for me? Time to start doing it again!

The Gentle Mercy of God
I will pray with perseverance and trust


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