True Bread from Heaven

According to the National Institutes of Health, Americans spend $37 billion on dietary supplements a year. According to the Boston Medical Center, Americans spend $33 billion on weight loss products. I think it’s safe to say we are pretty concerned with what it is we are putting into our bodies. That’s not a bad thing—God gave us our bodies and we need to do our best to try to take care of them.

Today in the readings we hear about bread from heaven that gives true life, that sustains us on our journey. Read More

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration, which is described in the Synoptics. Read More

Thoughts of the Church Fathers on John 6

The Gospel for this Sunday (18th Week of Ordinary Time, B) is John 6:24-35.

I was reading Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Cantena Aurea (The Golden Chain) which contains commentary of the Church Fathers on passages from the Gospel.

At verses 26 and 27, I saw two comments which seemed very relevant to today and once again an examination of conscience to those in Holy Orders:

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Saint John Vianney: The Curé d’Ars

Today on the Novus Ordo Calendar the Church celebrated the Memorial of Saint John Vianney, the Cure D’ Ars (1962 Calendar is August 8). This is a remarkable Saint, a zealous priest, and the Patron Saint of priests. Read More

Overcome yourself everyday

A little advice from St Josemaria on this Saturday:

Sanctifying Rest

We hear in the Gospel today (16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B) how the Apostles return to our Lord. They are sharing with Him all they have done: the healings they performed in His name, the devils they cast out, the souls they brought to God. Yet they are tired from all this hard apostolic work. Read More

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

I am sorry it has been a long time since a blog post. Beginning again on our Blessed Mother’s Feast day seems very appropriate. Associated with this feast day is the devotional of the Carmelite Scapular, often simply referred to as the Brown Scapular. Read More