How to Ask God for Things

Asking God for Things

Today’s Gospel shows beautifully the proper way that we should ask God for things. “A leper approached, did him homage.” When asking for something, we should first praise God for His goodness and all the blessings He has given us. We should have the disposition that we expect Him to answer our prayer not because…

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How To Be a Little One

How to be a little one

“Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.” -Mt 11:25 St. Therese of Lisieux wrote about the importance of making yourself little so that God can work. What does it mean to make yourself little? These two quotes below give a good idea…

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Remain in Me as I Remain in You

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“It will suffice to tell you in a word: only your personal and profound union with Christ will assure the fruitfulness of your apostolate, whatever it may be.” -St Pope Paul VI These words capture the heart of today’s Gospel. No matter what your vocation is, if you do not have a deep relationship with…

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Love One Another As I have Loved You (John 13:34)

When I was praying about what to write for Holy Thursday, it was clear our Lord wanted me to share St. Therese’s commentary on His new commandment given at the Last Supper: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34). Excerpt This excerpt is from Story of a Soul. St. Therese is meditating…

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How to Accept the Chalice

It is impossible to comprehend how incredible the Passion of our Lord is. God, Who is goodness itself, Who is completely and fully happy without creation, chose freely to create us. He did this not for His own benefit, but wholly for ours! He is so good that He desires to share Himself, our true…

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The Angelic Doctor

Today’s saint of the day is one of the church’s greatest theologians and a Doctor of the Church: St. Thomas Aquinas. It would be hard to overstate his impact on both the Church and the world. St. Thomas was born in Italy in 1225. When he was 19 years old, he entered the newly formed…

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Dying Well

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In the first reading today, a mother sees her seven sons executed for refusing to violate one of the Jewish laws. After 6 of her sons are killed in front of her, the king asks her to convince her last son to violate the Hebrew law and eat pork. In exchange for his violation, the…

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Evangelization Through Virtue

In the first two verses of 1 Timothy 6, St. Paul tells servants to regard those in authority over them as worthy of all honor so that the name of God may not be defamed. If that person happens to be a believer, all the more reason to serve well. St. Paul is exhorting us…

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