Weekly Devotion – November 5th

Weekly Devotions

cloth sainted glassThe saints whose images are depicted in stained glass and on holy cards are famous for allowing God’s light to shine through their words and actions.

The apostles, martyrs, doctors, virgins, religious and other holy men and women whose feasts are celebrated through the Church year offer examples to us of how to live so as to bring God’s light into a world that knows all too much darkness.

The Feast of All Saints evokes the memories of the countless women and men of faith who abide with the Lord for all eternity.

Weekly Devotion – October 29th

Weekly Devotions

In the company of Jesus, Bartimaeus did not pretend to be someone he was not, as we heard during Sunday’s Gospel.

He was a blind man who wanted to see, and this is exactly what he told the Lord. We do not need to pretend that we are perfect.

Jesus loves us in spite of our sinfulness. Nor should we try to hide our sinfulness from the Lord.

Weekly Devotion – October 22nd

Weekly Devotions

Weekly Devotion for October 17thJesus leads by being a servant. He affirms His teachings by picking up the cross and shedding His blood so that we might have life and have it to the full. Jesus drinks of the cup of suffering so as to show His followers the path to true greatness. Leaders of nations often act as tyrants to get their way, oppressing their subjects and manipulating their followers. Jesus proposes the model of servant-leadership, kneeling to wash the feet of His followers and stretching out His arms upon the cross to accomplish His mission of redemption.

Weekly Devotion – October 15th

Weekly Devotions

Weekly Devotion - December 11thHow ironic that the man in Sunday’s Gospel went away sorrowful because of his great wealth. The earthly possessions that had been the cause of great joy in the man’s life were now the source of his sorrow. Money and material possessions are important to us to be sure. Yet sometimes they become too important.

Weekly Devotion – October 8th

Weekly Devotions

Weekly Devotion - October 8thAs we heard during Sunday’s Gospel, men and women are created by God in a complementary fashion. They are created to be partners in harmony with each other and to live in a state of blessed mutuality.