Daily Reflections

August 9, 2020 –
The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
I Kings 19:9,11-13  +  Romans 9:1-5  +  Matthew 14:22-33 After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. This Sunday’s First Reading is iconic in the Church’s spiritual tradition.  Its… Read More
August 8, 2020 –
Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Habakkuk 1:12—2:4  +  Matthew 17:14-20 Why, then, do you gaze on the faithless in silence while the wicked man devours one more just than himself? Before we begin next Monday… Read More
August 7, 2020 –
Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Nahum 2:1,3;3:1-3,6-7  +  Matthew 16:24-28 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Our souls need nourishment and healing before we spend… Read More
August 6, 2020 –
The Transfiguration of the Lord
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14  +  2 Peter 1:16-19  +  Matthew 17:1-9 “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” August 6th is… Read More
August 5, 2020 –
Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 31:1-7  +  Matthew 15:21-28 “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” We are not God’s children by right.  There… Read More
August 4, 2020 –
St. John Mary Vianney
Jeremiah 30:1-2,12-15,18-22  +  Matthew 14:22-36 or Matthew 15:1-2,10-14 “If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” There are two options for this weekday’s Gospel… Read More
August 3, 2020 –
Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 28:1-17  +  Matthew 14:22-36 Those who were in the boat did Him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.” The Church bears a rich treasury of interpretation… Read More
August 2, 2020 –
The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 55:1-3  +  Romans 8:35,37-39  +  Matthew 14:13-21 … he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.… Read More
August 1, 2020 –
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Jeremiah 26:11-16,24  +  Matthew 14:1-12 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who took it to her mother. On August 29 the Church celebrates… Read More
July 31, 2020 –
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest
Jeremiah 26:1-9  +  Matthew 13:54-58 “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place ….” The last sentence of today’s Gospel passage presents something of a conundrum.  No… Read More
July 30, 2020 –
Thursday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 18:1-6  +  Matthew 13:47-53 Can I not do to you, house of Israel, as this potter has done? In the Catholic press, much has been said recently about an… Read More
July 29, 2020 –
St. Martha
Jeremiah 15:10,16-21  +  John 11:19-27 “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.” On this feast of Saint Martha, the Gospel Reading must come from the feast day. … Read More