• NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   GOSPEL. Luke xix, 41-47. At that time: When Jesus drew near Jerusalem, seeing the city, he wept over it saying: If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace, but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon t[...]
  •   GOSPEL. Luke xvi. 1-9. At that time, Jesus spoke to his disciples this parable: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy steward[...]
  • SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST GOSPEL. Matt. vii. 15-21. At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves: By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Ev[...]
  •   GOSPEL. Mark viii. 1-9. At that time, when there was a great multitude with Jesus, and they had nothing to eat, calling his disciples together, he saith to them: I have compassion on the multitude: for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I shall send them[...]
  •   The Pharisees and Scribes were a certain class of Jews who in outward habits were most scrupulously correct. They fasted, prayed publicly in the Temple, and gave ostentatious alms. Our Lord knew them: He could see into their hearts, and knew that they were not sincere. Therefore He said: "[...]
  • Our Lord was so kind to all, and worked so many miracles, that His fame traveled far and wide; from all quarters of Judea the people sought Him and crowded about Him in immense and ever-increasing numbers. His words bore with them so much grace, that they melted every heart, even the hardest. He[...]
  • This Gospel is a most consoling one, for it speaks of the mercy of God. Often a sinner who hears himself menaced with the terrible chastisements of that great Last Judgment Day, or with sudden death, or with the never-ending tortures of hell, is not at all moved, but continues in his sins. B[...]
  •   GOSPEL. Luke xiv. 16-24. At that time: Jesus spoke to the Pharsees this parable: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come, for now all things are ready. And they began a[...]
  •       On this day the archangel Gabriel, by God's command, descended from heaven to the little city of Nazareth, to Mary, in order to announce to her the near coming of the Redeemer of the world. The angel entered her little room, and making a reverential bow, said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord [...]
  • Third Sunday in Lent: The cure of the man possessed by the devil   Gospel. Luke xi. 14-28. At that time: Jesus was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb. And when he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke; and the multitude were in admiration at it: but some of them said: He cas[...]
  • GOSPEL. Matt. viii. 23-27. At that time when Jesus entered into the boat, His disciples followed Him; and behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves; but He was asleep. And His disciples came to Him, and awaked Him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus sa[...]
  • "Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked anything in My name: Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full." This was the secret that Our Lord today revealed to His disciples, by means of which they might get anythi[...]
  • Corpus Christi ‘Even if we open the heavens, and look into the Heaven of heavens, we shall find there nothing more holy, nothing greater than what Jesus Christ Himself has placed upon our altars.’ – St. Chrysostom These two words, Corpus Christi, mean Body of Christ. The feast kept on the fi[...]
  •   The great lesson to-day, my good young people, is, that we should be kind-hearted, merciful, and charitable. The saints, the friends of God, were charitable. What did they do for their fellow-men? Did they possess a thing and not give it away? Did they spare themselves in any way in their [...]
  • The disciples and the Blessed Virgin were assembled in the cenacle. For ten days they had been meditating and praying in unison with God, when of a sudden a great noise was heard, as of a violent hurricane, which shook the house in which they were, and then they saw that fiery tongues settled down o[...]
  •   You have heard, my dear young people, that our good Lord and Redeemer promised today the coming of the coming of the Holy Ghost.  He foretold, at the same time, the great persecutions that were to follow His leaving this world; but with the grace of the Holy Ghost His people would be abl[...]
  • After Our Lord had consoled the Apostles by appearing to them at different times, and by wishing them peace, He declared at last that He was about to leave this world and ascend to heaven "to prepare a place for them." On this day, for the last time, He came to visit the Apostles. He promised t[...]
  • The Strength of Prayer “Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you.  Hitherto you have not asked anything in My name: Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.”  This was the secret that Our Lord today revealed to His disciples, by mea[...]
  • THE CONSOLATION WHICH CHRIST GAVE THE APOSTLES BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE FROM THIS WORLD   The disciples are to be pitied for the desolation they felt at the approaching separation from their good Master. He tells them that now He is about to leave the world to go to heaven, there to be united [...]