Daily archives:January 25, 2018

  • ST. POLYCARP, Bishop of Smyrna, was a disciple of St. John. He wrote to the Philippians, exhorting them to mutual love and to hatred of heresy. When the apostate Marcion met St. Polycarp at Rome, he asked the aged Saint if he knew him. "Yes," St. Polycarp answered, "I know you for the first-born o[...]
  • “I will glory in nothing but in my infirmities." ~ II. Cor. xii. 5. When the hand of God is laid upon us, my brethren, the first thing we are likely to do is to complain and to wonder why we are so much afflicted. We are in poverty, and we look with jealous eye on the rich and forget the saying o[...]
  • The Transfiguration "And His face did shine as the sun."--Matt. 17 The Gospel read by the Church on the first Sunday of in Lent invites her children to employ this time of grace! in cleansing themselves from the stain of sin, in freeing themselves from the slavery of Satan, in overcoming tem[...]
  • "Why stand you here all the day idle?"~ Matt. xx. We are all called by God, my dear brethren, to labor in His vineyard. That is to say: we are called to serve God faithfully; to fulfil His Divine will; to observe His laws and precepts; to avoid the evil He forbids, and to do the good He prescribe[...]