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The Pentecost Of The Heart

Several years back, a friend and I were talking about making a certain purchase. I uttered the comment that I wait to buy things until I first make the money to expend it. An honest conference followed as my friend was unable to envision that. It was altogether foreign to them. I explained that we […]

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Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

We all come in different molds and immensities, with different endows and expertises. Yet, in spite of our gaps, God’s plan for us is to be united with Him and in Him, with each other. Jesus brings about this harmony through his Body, the Church. When we cooperate with God’s grace, we are allowing the […]

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Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

The first reading is about the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the first martyr of the early Church. Stephen boldly admonishes the Pharisees and then has a vision of God. The Pharisees are so angry that they stone him to fatality. What is remarkable in this reading is that Stephen forgives his murderers and then” comes […]

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Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s fast-paced world-wide is all about the mad rush to success. As expenditures continue to soar amidst gate-crashing economies, the need to get ahead to survive has never been more crucial. Daily grind equals daily bread–and it’s easy to forget that” adult does not live on bread alone .” Today’s gospel is a sequel to […]

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Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Such is the charity of a baby for her daughter. Even if she knew thatthere was a slim chance of being entertained by Jesus due to prevalentcultural biases at that time- of her being a woman and a Gentile -still she persevered. And because of her religion and trust in Our Lord, her daughter was […]

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Thursday after Epiphany

Love is not a feeling, it is an act of our will by which we wish goodand not evil to another. We may have our personality conflicts andemotional predilections, but we must seek to do good to all people. Godloves us even when we are devoting sin. He expects us to adore otherseven when they […]

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Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Taking seven loaves of bread and a few fish, Jesus fed the crowds. Clearly, there was no limit to Jesus’ magnanimity the working day. But is this the end of the story? Do we look back with nostalgia to the” good old days” when oracles spoke and miracles appeared? Do we wonder whether we could […]

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To Be Hidden With Christ In God

Presence of God – O Jesus, help me to hide from creatures in order to enter into intimacy with You. MEDITATIONWhen we speak of the hidden life of Jesus, we do not mean only His self-effacement in the eyes of men, from whom He concealed His divinity, thus avoiding their praise. Besides these exterior relations with […]