Daily Reflections

The Holy name

The Holy Name

By Radhika Sharda, MD / May 18, 2024 /

When I was a child, long before my conversion to faith, I rarely, if ever, uttered the name of Jesus. It was not simply the fact of my Hindu background which restrained me, but a certain sense of the power and mystery enfolded in that name. I regarded the name…

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Simon Pater do you love me

Who Are You?

By Sean Calllahan / May 17, 2024 /

“Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We also will come with you.’ So, they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing” (Jn 21:3). If we put aside the other disciples for a moment and focus our attention…

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Understanding and Doing God's Will

No Greater Love

By Celina Manville / May 16, 2024 /

Doing God’s will is the path of oneness in God. And Oneness in God is the only path to oneness in the world. Most would agree that unity is a noble goal, but at times, in the pursuit of unity, times of division are inevitable. Take for example the first…

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The good shepherd

Keep Watch Over Yourselves and the Whole Flock

By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi / May 15, 2024 /

As Jesus Christ, the good shepherd, we are called to take care of one another. Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Paul lived among the presbyters of the church at Ephesus. He fellowshipped with…

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Lessons from Saint Matthias

Saint Matthias, Apostle

By Fr. Nnaemeka Paschal Ajuka / May 14, 2024 /

Saint Matthias, the Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot among the Twelve Apostles, stands as an example of faith, obedience, and readiness to serve. His story, though brief in the New Testament, carries significant lessons for believers. One notable aspect of Saint Matthias’ life is his willingness to step into…

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Why the message of Fatima continues to be relevant today

Relevance of the Message of Fatima Today

By Fr. Alex Igbozuruike / May 13, 2024 /

Today is the feast of the first apparition of our Lady at Fatima. Thus, I would like to focus my meditation on this event that has greatly contributed to shaping the life of Christians all over the world.  It all started in a small village of Fatima, Portugal, where three…

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

By Jerry DeMelo Jr. / May 12, 2024 /

Most of us who are fans of the Star Wars movie series remember the 1999 release of the so-called Episode 1, which was, in fact, the fourth Star Wars movie. The idea was to go back in time to events preceding the previous three movies. In Daniel Chapter 7, we…

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The Holy name

The Most Powerful Name

By Fr. John Bosco Obiako / May 11, 2024 /

Why the Holy Name of Jesus is the Most Powerful Name When I was preparing to travel outside my country for the first time, I needed to get my Passport ready before beginning the visa application process. I booked an appointment online with the immigration department. That day, I just…

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on joy

And No One Will Take Your Joy from You

By Radhika Sharda, MD / May 10, 2024 /

Today’s Gospel reading echoes with the refrain of joy. Jesus reveals to his disciples the promise of imminent joy, yet it is a joy purchased only through suffering. Walking through Fire Perhaps the most joyful passage I have known in all of literature comes from Dante’s Divine Comedy, in which…

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Works of Mercy

Mercy and Kindness in Action

By Paul Verderber / May 9, 2024 /

It was not long ago, when there were bumper stickers and wristbands with the term WWJD…short for “What Would Jesus Do.?”  The wristbands might be gone, but the need for mercy and kindness in the world never goes out of style. With the theme of mercy and kindness, and “what…

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