Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



Blind Guides
Today, I will look back briefly on my life and try to notice all the things Christ has done for me, so that by reflecting on these things my faith and trust in him will deepen

Christ the King
Today I will pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary in order to embark upon Holy Week with her guidance and intercession.

Whoever is not With Me is Against Me
John 11:45-56 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent I will embrace with faith what I cannot – and should not – control.

Children of the Kingdom
Mark 10:13-16 Saturday Seventh week in Ordinary Time I will commit to fight for innocence in a more practical way: control the use of Internet or TV at home, get my children involved in a faith/virtue program, pray with them at night, take my family to confession, study Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, find a chastity program for young adolescents, etc.

A Child and Wonder
Luke 2:36-40 The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas Today I will spend a quiet moment before the child Jesus and thank him for his presence here among us. I will also strive in a particular way to be cheerful and friendly to everyone I meet.

The Gift of Faith
Luke 9:43b-45 Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time In my prayer today I will beg, in all humility, for the gift of faith in Jesus Christ.

Prayer and Action
When Jesus calls me to do a special mission for his Kingdom, he also ensures that it accords with the eternal plan of the Father

The Heart of the Matter
Luke 6: 1-5 Saturday of Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time With a repentant heart, I will go to confession today.

Christ, the Demanding Guest
Luke 14:1, 7-14. Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today I will practice humility by putting others first in whatever way I can: yielding to them in conversation, giving them the first choice when possible…

To Be or Not to Be
Matthew 23:27-32 Memorial of Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church I will be an enemy of hypocrisy and insincerity in my dealings with others today.

The One Thing Necessary
Luke 13:22-30 Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time I will make frequent confession a habit and every day examine my conscience to seek union and peace with the Lord.

The Vocation of St Bartholomew
I will pray the Creed sometime during the day to renew my faith in Christ

Being Like God
Matthew 22: 34-40 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary I will practice charity towards others in a very concrete way.

Wearing the Right Clothes
Matthew 22: 1-14 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today I will try to work on a virtue that I need so as to respond to Godís love for me.

Working for God
Matthew 20: 1-16 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will thank Christ for his grace and love and will try to imitate him by being generous to others.

Getting to the Top
Matthew 19:23-30. Tuesday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time. I will offer up a concrete sacrifice: I will detach myself from something I like and reflect on heaven while doing it.

Money Changes Everything
Matthew 19:16-22. Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. I will examine myself to see what commandments I am not living fully and detach myself from some concrete thing that prevents me from doing so.

Inquisition of the In-Laws
Luke 12: 49-53 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will reach out and invite somebody back to Church this week.

A Hundred or Sixty or Thirty-Fold
Matthew 13: 1-9 Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time I will renew my effort with whatever prayer commitment I have allowed to waver or falter the most.

Two Hearts Beat as One
Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time John 20: 1-2; 11-18 Do I suffer alone, or do I open my heart to Our Lord in all my trials?

Only Jesus, Only Jesus
Luke 10: 38-42 Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time After Mass I will make a visit to Christ in thanksgiving for having received him in the Eucharist, and I will take a moment to listen to what he has to tell me.

The Parental Vocation
Matthew 19:13-15. Saturday of the Nineteenth week in Ordinary Time. I will say a special prayer for my parents (especially if deceased) and give them a call to thank them.

From the Beginning It Was Not So
Matthew 19:3-12. Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will ask for an unbreakable hope in the power of God's grace acting in me

God Lifts Up the Lowly
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1: 39-56 I will be generous and joyful when I am asked to help out.

Tough Moments
Matthew 18: 15-20 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time I will pray fervently before correcting anyone.

No Cheap Souls
I will reach out to someone who is sick or has drifted away from the Church.

Death and Taxes
I will find time to spend with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament today or find a way to give witness to Christ in the midst of my daily occupations

Prepare for the Unexpected Hour
Luke 12: 32-48 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will do a good examination of conscience to see what more I can do to keep Christ and his interests at the top of my priorities and in the allocation of my time.

The Force of Love
I will offer a sacrifice of fidelity to my prayer or apostolic commitments today for the souls in purgatory.

Selling Your Soul
Matthew 16:24-28. Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will perform some corporal work of mercy today


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