All Hallows’ Eve

October 31, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Background of All Hallows Eve 1 Samuel 28:3-25, The Witch of Endor Ezekiel 37:1-14, The Valley of Dry Bones Revelation 12:7-12, The War in Heaven Background: “Remembering saints [the departed faithful] and martyrs and dedicating a specific day to them each year [originally on May 13] has been aContinue reading “All Hallows’ Eve”

October 20 Devotional (2021)

October 20, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  1 Samuel 12:1-25 John 13:1-17 “Pour down from heaven…” Invitatory The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: Come let us adore him. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,  * and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now,  * and ever shallContinue reading “October 20 Devotional (2021)”

October 19 Devotional (2021)

October 19, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Psalm 37:23-40   1 Samuel 10:17-27  Hebrews 6:1-20 Invitatory The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: Come let us adore him. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,  * and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now,  * and ever shall be, worldContinue reading “October 19 Devotional (2021)”

October 16 Devotional (2021)

October 16, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings: 1 Samuel 8:1-18 / Isaiah 47:10-15 / Luke 22:24-30 Invitatory The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: Come let us adore him. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,  * and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now,  * and ever shall be, world withoutContinue reading “October 16 Devotional (2021)”

August 5 Devotional (2021)

Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.

June 7 Devotional (2021)

“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon…”

The Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

May 31, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:   1 Samuel 2:1-10 / Psalm 113 / Romans 12:9-16b / Luke 1:39-57 / Reflection: A leap of joy Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. Luke 1:45 Opening Prayer Father in heaven, byContinue reading “The Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth”

April 26 Devotional (2021)

“Shepherd the flock of God… not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock…”

January 19 Devotional (2021)

Cover image: Ananias and Sapphira on the Brescia Casket, late 4th century (middle register, centre and right) (source) January 19, 2021Epiphanytide Today’s Readings: Psalm 86; 1 Samuel 15:1-31; Acts 5:1-11 Morning Invocation The Lord, the King of confessors,* O come let us worship Him. Opening Prayer Lord, preserve me, that neither this day, nor any day ofContinue reading “January 19 Devotional (2021)”

January 16 Devotional (2021)

Jesus warns that many invited to share in the eternal joy of His kingdom will miss out by failing to have a living faith at the end.

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