Monthly Archives: May 2020

IT IS A COMFORTING PROMISE THAT WITH JESUS IN US WE SHARE IN THE LOVE OF THE TRINITY.

“I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.” (John 17:26) With today’s Gospel (John 17:20-26) we conclude the prayer … Continue reading

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YOU ARE SHARERS IN THE DIVINE NATURE

“As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”(John 17:18-19) Jesus concluded his Last Supper discourse with a beautiful prayer … Continue reading

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DAILY CONVERSION TO THE FULLNESS OF LIFE

“Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ” (John 17:3) For many days we have been meditating on the Last Supper farewell discourse of Jesus to … Continue reading

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YOU MUST NOT LOSE HEART

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. (John 16:33) The disciples are about to be scattered and Jesus is … Continue reading

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TAKE HIM INTO YOUR HEART AND BE NOT TROUBLED ABOUT ANYTHING

So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. (John 16:22) A commentator on today’s Gospel (John 16:20-23) reflects on several … Continue reading

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GOD HAS SENT ME TO BRING THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR – CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF SAINT EUGENE DE MAZENOD

“Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:21) The Gospel proper to this feast of St Eugene de Mazenod (Luke 4:16-21) narrates the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus: “God has sent me to bring the … Continue reading

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THE TEACHING OF JESUS CONTINUED THROUGH SAINT EUGENE DE MAZENOD

“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now” (John 16:12) Today’s Gospel (John 16:12-15) continues the Last Supper narrative where Jesus is preparing his followers for life after his death and resurrection. He had taught … Continue reading

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EACH ACT IN LIFE IS AN OCCASION FOR PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD

But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. (John 16:7) At the Last Supper the disciples were sad at the announcement of the impending departure of Jesus. In today’s Gospel (John 16:5-11) Jesus tells … Continue reading

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FILLING EVERYTHING WITHIN ME WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST MY SAVIOR

But I have told you all this, so that when the time for it comes you may remember that I told you. (John 16:4) Let us remember that the words of today’s Gospel (John 15:26 – 16:4) were spoken at … Continue reading

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ORAISON: PRAY WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY ON MAY 17

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be molded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct”  (OMI Rule of Life, 33). The practice of Oraison was an important part of … Continue reading

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