Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

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Today’s readings Today we celebrate the memory of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and thus, grandparents of Our Lord.  I always like to say that today is the real grandparents day, not that “Hallmark holiday” … Continued

The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Today’s readings Today I want to reflect on what I consider to be one of the most important principles of the spiritual life.  That principle is completely summed up in one short sentence: “It’s not about me.” Over the last … Continued

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

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Today’s readings The spiritual life, almost by definition, isn’t easy.  Today’s readings prove it.  In our first reading, Jacob wrestles with “some man,” who turns out to be God himself.  They tussle all day long and finally declare a draw, … Continued

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