Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



What Is This I Hear about You?
Luke 16:1-8 Friday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will employ the time of my examination of conscience today to thank God for all the graces and blessings he has bestowed upon me. I will make a careful accounting of what God has placed in my hands.

Faithful to Our Lord
Luke 6:12-16 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles I will be humble and supportive today in the "supporting roles" that I have.

God Desires to Draw Us to Himself
Luke 13:31-35 Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time I will be open to what a family member or colleague at work might need, and I will seek to offer my help.

Love Is Not Snobbish
Luke 8:1-3 Memorial of Saint Cornelius, Pope and martyr and of Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr I promise to practice universal charity today by being kind to someone with whom I do not ordinarily associate.

God So Loves Me
John 3: 13-17 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross I will try to bear my cross today with love

Know the Tree by Its Fruits
I will concentrate today on practicing one virtue that I know I need to work on

Love for Lost Sheep
Matthew 18: 15-20. Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will find a way to become engaged in the Church’s mission of evangelization.

I Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Matthew 23:13-22 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary I will review my examination of conscience to make sure I am going deep enough to know what God wants of me.

How Did Peter Know?
Matthew 16:13-20 Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time I will make a special effort in prayer to come to know Christ better.

Ask and You Shall Receive
Matthew 15:21-28. Sunday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time I will meditate on an “unanswered” prayer in my life, trying to understand how Christ could have answered it in an unexpected, yet superior way.

Listen and Learn
Matthew 17:1-9 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord In my prayer time today I will dedicate myself to listening to the Lord.

An Embrace of Love
John 3:16-18 I will say one Our Father and three Hail Marys for an increase of faith, hope and charity.

Few Feel at Home
John 14: 1-12 Sunday of the Fifth Week of Easter I will be patient and accept the Lord’s timing, because those who love learn the hard lesson of waiting.

Light and Life from Darkness and Death
John 11:1-45 Fifth Sunday of Lent Today I will be a sign of hope, of resurrection and life to others.

If It Doesn’t Kill You, It Will Make You Strong
John 9: 1-41 Fourth Sunday of Lent Each time I encounter adversity, I will make an act of faith stronger than the last one.

Living Water
John 4:5-42 Third Sunday of Lent I will ask Christ, by short invocations throughout the day, to give me the living water of his grace.

Overcoming Temptation
Matthew 4:1-11 First Sunday of Lent In a moment of temptation, I will try to remember what God wants and ask him for his help.

Who Is My Master?
Matthew 6:24-34 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will make a small sacrifice in order to grow in the virtue I need most.

Answer this Question
Challenge: Examine your life and evaluate what sort of witness you give to your faith that Christ is the Son of the Living God.

Fraternal Reconciliation
Challenge: Offer this day for the eternal salvation of all those whom God has, in some way, entrusted to your care.

Immediate Responses to His Call
Challenge: Today, avoid any selfishness in responding to the requests of others

"Behold the Lamb of God!"
John 1:29-34 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. I will ask the Holy Spirit to help me openly bear witness to Christ during the day.

Jesus' Humility
Matthew 3:13-17 The Baptism of the Lord I will do a hidden act of charity for someone.

God's Secret in Our Own Back Yard
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph I will make a special effort today to say at least one positive thing about each member of my family.

Making Straight His Paths
Matthew 3:1-12 Sunday of the Second Week of Advent Today, on my way to or from Mass, I will consider what I need to add or subtract from my life so that others can benefit from a better example of Christ in me.

Power in Weakness
Matthew 9:35-10:1 5A, 6-8 Saturday of the First Week of Advent I will go before the Blessed Sacrament today, intensifying my union and friendship with my Risen Lord, and ask him to send more holy, priestly vocations for his Church.

The God of the Living Makes Us Truly Alive
Luke 20: 27-38 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time I will strive to see others as children of the resurrection.

The Little Man in a Tree
Luke 19: 1-10 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time I will strive to overcome all obstacles to my prayer life today.

We Need to Be Humble in our Dealing with God
Luke 18:9-14 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will do an examination of conscience based on my own self-righteousness. Do I tend to excuse myself too easily of my failings? Do I think myself better than others? Do I refuse responsibility for the problems in my life, always blaming them on the other person who is not as intelligent as I am, as good as I am, as perceptive as I am, etc?

Never Lose Heart
Luke 18: 1-8 Saturday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will make an act of humility before our Lord in the Eucharist.


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