Daily Reflections

August 13, 2019 –
Tuesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 31:1-8  +  Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14    “See that you do not despise one of these little ones….”     For you to be one of God’s “little ones” means to live… Read More
August 12, 2019 –
Monday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 10:12-22  +  Matthew 17:22-27    “Give that to them for me and for you.”    Jesus sometimes worked grand spectacles through His miracles.  But as impressive as they are,… Read More
August 11, 2019 –
The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wisdom 18:6-9  +  Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19  +  Luke 12:32-48 click on the line above for the day’s Scriptures    “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much….”    When… Read More
August 10, 2019 –
St. Lawrence
2 Corinthians 9:6-10  +  John 12:24-26    …whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.    In the year of Our Lord 258, Saint Lawrence offered the wealth of the Church… Read More
August 9, 2019 –
Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:32-40  +  Matthew 16:24-28    “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?”    Our souls need nourishment and healing before… Read More
August 8, 2019 –
St. Dominic
Numbers 20:1-13  +  Matthew 16:13-23    “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”    Today’s Gospel passage is well-known for revealing Jesus’ intention of founding His Church… Read More
August 7, 2019 –
Wednesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
Numbers 13:1-2,25—14:1,26-29,34-35  +  Matthew 15:21-28    “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.”    When the Israelites entered the Promised… Read More
August 6, 2019 –
The Transfiguration of the Lord
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14  +  +  2 Peter 1:16-19  +  Luke 9:28-36    And behold, two men were conversing with Him… [speaking] of His exodus….    Suffering is part and parcel of… Read More
August 5, 2019 –
Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
Numbers 11:4-15  +  Matthew 14:13-21    …His heart was moved with pity for them….    Being compassionate, Jesus was certainly concerned with the physical well-being of the people who had… Read More
August 4, 2019 –
The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:21-23  +  Colossians 3:1-5,9-11  +  Luke 12:13-21    “…rest, eat, drink, be merry!”    I loved to read mystery stories as a boy.  The older I get, the less… Read More
August 3, 2019 –
Saturday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
Leviticus 25:1,8-17  +  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… Read More
August 2, 2019 –
Friday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
Leviticus 23:1,4-11,15-16,27,34-37  +  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. … Read More