Daily Reflections

Crisis and Hope

By Fr. Luke Ijezie / November 25, 2020 /

We are living in very difficult times. Despite the huge developments in the contemporary world, many still see living as a terrible burden to bear. In dire situations, as we have in many Covid-19 cases scenarios, there is often the feeling of despondency. This year has had an overdose of…

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The Harvest Is Near, But Do Not Fear

By Kelly Vardakas / November 24, 2020 /

As we begin to move closer to the end of our Liturgical Year, today’s readings speak of the end times. In the First Reading, from the book of Revelation, John speaks of a vision he had in which the earth was ready for harvest.  Indeed, the earth was harvested because…

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The Widow’s Mite: A Generous Sacrifice

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu / November 23, 2020 /

My dear friends, the gospel today has made a name for itself in the Scripture. The story is popularly known as the ‘widow’s mite’. The observation skills of Jesus and the generous sacrifice of the poor widow give itthe prominence it has acquired. It reflects the watchful eye of Jesus…

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Sheep and Goats

By Brett and Taylor Akins / November 22, 2020 /

Have you ever prayed for something and God answered your prayer, but the result wasn’t anything like you thought it would be? Well, that was me when I prayed for a husband who would be a leader. My Mom and Grandma always told me to keep a list of qualities…

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Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Fr. Marcelo Javier Navarro Muñoz, IVE / November 21, 2020 /

The perhaps seemingly harsh reading from the book of Revelation in today’s Liturgy can be compensated by the sweetness of the celebration of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I would like to apply to our Lady the verse of the Alleluia taken from 2 Tim 1: 10: “Our Savior Jesus Christ…

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Sweet and Sour

By Tom Nash / November 20, 2020 /

The great blessing and price of following Jesus are both hinted at in today’s readings. The readings serve as important reminders as we draw closer to the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe this Sunday, which culminates the Church’s annual liturgical year and anticipates the triumphant joy…

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Eucharistic Visitation

By D'Souza Family / November 19, 2020 /

Salvation History is strewn with the storyline of humanity’s repeated struggles between allegiance to God and following the path of evil. The fall of Adam and Eve. Tower of Babel incident. The Golden Calf. Ancient Israel consorting with false Gods.  Jesus is not unmoved by our rejection. In our Gospel…

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Praising God with the “Four Living Creatures”

By Fr. John Bosco Obika / November 18, 2020 /

A typical Catholic Church building usually has the walls and windows adorned with great artistic designs and symbols, whose spiritual meaning a casual visitor may not immediately grasp. They are not simply for decoration; many of them are representatives of the different mysteries of our Christian faith, while others reflect…

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Wake Up!

By Dr. Tina Facca-Miess / November 17, 2020 /

Today, the Angel in Revelation comes on rather intense, “Wake up; put some resolve into what little vigour you have left: it is dying fast…” (Rev 3:2). Is my vigour dying as I lock down and mask up? The Lord is calling for resolve, or conviction, to enliven my ambitions, but even…

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In Need of Healing?

By Celina Manville / November 16, 2020 /

I have struggled with anxiety for most of the 50 years of my life, truly since I was a child. It’s always been there. I’ve gone through periods where I beg God to heal me and then sort of give up. At times, I have wondered if I were not…

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