Daily Reflections

God’s Presence

Trusting in the Power of God’s Presence

By Fr. Luke Ijezie / June 24, 2024 /

Life is full of distressing situations. The distress becomes very acute when we feel radically incapable of confronting the challenges that face us. Forces that are determined to destroy us often threaten us, but we feel unprepared to overcome them. At such moments, we feel how radically weak we are…

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John the baptist

Bonded From the Womb

By Nicole Buchholz / June 24, 2024 /

Having had the grace of knowing a few sets of twins in my lifetime, it has always impressed me that there is a depth of communication between them that exists simply because they spent months together in the womb. They are connected in a way that few other people will…

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Overcoming Life's Storms

Even the Wind and the Sea Obey Him

By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu / June 23, 2024 /

They cried to the Lord in their need, and he rescued them from their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper: All the waves of the sea were hushed (Ps 106:28-29) The gospel is very interesting. It explains human anxieties, fears, worries and other mental health crises associated with…

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Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Lizzie Gildner / June 21, 2024 /

In our church traditions, we honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Heart of Jesus is unbound and ever flowing with love for creation. To me, our Church’s monthly devotions direct my spiritual life. They allow me to take on new understandings of what our Fathers and Councils outlined in…

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Jesus is my treasure

Treasure: Reflection on Mathew 6:19-23

By Deborah van Kroonenburg / June 21, 2024 /

Treasure, a story of loss and resilience in Jesus I was very young when my father died. I remember the sound of the mourners, with their long wails of abject grief. There were so many people in the house that day and my mother was the most distraught of all…

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The Spirit of Adoption Makes Us Sons and Daughters

The Spirit of Adoption Makes Us Sons and Daughters

By Cheryl J / June 19, 2024 /

We have received a spirit of adoption as sons through which we cry: Abba! Father! One of the most inspiring books I read as a teenager that helped my relationship with Abba Father, was titled, “I Dared to Call Him Father” by Bilquis Sheikh. It was the conversion story of…

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Elijah and Elisha: lessons in prophetic succession and faithfulness

Prophetic Succession

By D'Souza Family / June 18, 2024 /

Today we are regaled by a tale of prophetic succession that has no little significance for us, we too are anointed as prophets from the moment of our baptism. Elijah invites his protégé Elisha to ask him for a parting gift just before his departure and Elisha boldly asks for…

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Criteria for love

Signs We Are Mirroring God’s Love

By Fr. Maurice Emelu / June 17, 2024 /

Matthew 5:48 is arguably the highest point of the teaching of the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. Jesus said, “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). The context of this reading suggests it has to do with being perfect in our love for one…

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Precise Love

Staving off Vengeance

By Fr. Maurice Emelu / June 16, 2024 /

A conversation on Jesus’s teaching against vengeance and human way of retribution. Reading God’s Word in Scripture is inspiring. As often as I do, I’m filled with joy. It is a “lamp to my feet and light to my path” (Ps 119:105). In these words, I find not just comfort…

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The parable of the mustard seed

Mysterious Seeds

By Celina Manville / June 16, 2024 /

A seed is not something we typically associate with mystery or magnificence, but it is the analogy Jesus uses, not once but twice, in today’s Gospel. Let’s take a closer look at his first analogy:  “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a…

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