Daily Reflections

April 30, 2022 –
Saturday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 6:1-7  +  John 6:16-21 “It is I.  Do not be afraid.” How can the presence of Jesus cause fear in people?  Contrast today’s Gospel passage with the scene of… Read More
April 29, 2022 –
St. Catherine of Siena
Acts 5:34-42  +  John 6:1-15 … He withdrew again to the mountain alone. The Season of Easter sometimes is called “the season of the Church”.  The reason for this is… Read More
April 28, 2022 –
Thursday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 5:27-33  +  John 3:31-36 “We must obey God rather than men!” Baptism is not a private experience.  It is not simply about “me and Jesus”.  Baptism washes away not… Read More
April 27, 2022 –
Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 5:17-26  +  John 3:16-21 But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. Today’s Gospel passage tells… Read More
April 26, 2022 –
Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 4:32-37  +  John 3:7-15 The community of believers was of one heart and mind …. One of the greatest tensions in the spiritual life is between individual concerns and… Read More
April 25, 2022 –
St. Mark the Evangelist
1 Peter 5:5-14  +  Mark 16:15-20 But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them …. Saint Mark the Evangelist, like St. Luke, was not an… Read More
April 24, 2022 –
Divine Mercy Sunday
Acts 5:12-16  +  Revelation 1:9-11,12-13,17-19  +  John 20:19-31  “I hold the keys to death and the netherworld.” On this Sunday’s solemnity of Divine Mercy, the Church calls us to rejoice… Read More
April 23, 2022 –
Saturday in the Octave of Easter
Acts 4:13-21  +  Mark 16:9-15 I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me. Throughout the Blessed Virgin Mary’s life, humility marked her approach to her Lord.  Humility… Read More
April 22, 2022 –
Friday in the Octave of Easter
Acts 4:1-12  +  John 21:1-14 He revealed Himself in this way. What does St. John the Evangelist mean when he reports to us that the disciples “dared” not ask Jesus… Read More
April 21, 2022 –
Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Acts 3:11-26  +  Luke 24:35-48 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. It is only in “the breaking of the bread” that the disciples come to know Jesus,… Read More
April 20, 2022 –
Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Acts 3:1-10  +  Luke 24:13-35 But they urged him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” Easter Monday we heard the chief priests… Read More
April 19, 2022 –
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
Acts 2:36-41  +  John 20:11-18 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day. On the day of Pentecost, Peter boldly proclaims to… Read More