Daily Reflections

May 31, 2020 –
Pentecost
Acts 2:1-11  +  1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13  +  John 20:19-23 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.” The historical event that the Church celebrates this Sunday is described not… Read More
May 30, 2020 –
Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Acts 28:16-20,30-31  +  John 21:20-25 I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written. This morning’s Gospel passage consists of the final six verses… Read More
May 29, 2020 –
Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Acts 25:13-21  +  John 21:15-19 Peter was distressed that He had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” On these last two weekdays of Easter, our Gospel… Read More
May 28, 2020 –
Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Acts 22:30; 23:6-11  +  John 17:20-26 “… so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in Me and I in You.” There are many types of unity. … Read More
May 27, 2020 –
Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Acts 20:28-38  +  John 17:11-19 “… that they may be one just as We are one.” Of the four Gospel accounts, John’s is the loftiest and thus is symbolized by… Read More
May 26, 2020 –
Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Acts 20:17-27  +  John 17:1-11 “Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” We are approaching… Read More
May 25, 2020 –
Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Acts 19:1-8  +  John 16:29-33 “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” This coming Sunday’s celebration of Pentecost is the backdrop for… Read More
May 24, 2020 –
The Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:1-11  +  Ephesians 1:17-23  +  Matthew 28:16-20 “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Eager Christians sometimes ask for spiritual direction.  But a… Read More
May 23, 2020 –
Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Acts 18:23-28  +  John 16:23-28 “The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures but I will tell you clearly about the Father.” The spiritual… Read More
May 22, 2020 –
Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Acts 18:9-18  +  John 16:20-23 “But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” Jesus uses the imagery… Read More
May 21, 2020 –
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Acts 18:1-8  +  John 16:16-20 “… you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.” Just as the earth has two poles, so the Season of Easter has two poles: … Read More
May 20, 2020 –
Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Acts 17:15,22—18:1  +  John 16:12-15 “… when He comes, the Spirit of truth, He will guide you to all truth.” St. John Henry Newman, the nineteenth century convert to the… Read More