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Posts Tagged ‘God’s will’



Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – “The Favor of God was upon Him”

“When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord… Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and ...
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God Answers ’Knee-Mail’

As I was driving past a church the sermon topic on the sign board caught my attention: “God Answers Knee-Mail." These titles are often expressed in catchy terms in order to attract people to come on Sunday and hear the whole sermon. I understand this phrase “knee-mail” has been around ...
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Solemnity of the Assumption—August 15

“Our Lady, Mary,” Pope Francis recently remarked, “is more important than the apostles, bishops, priests, or deacons.’’   The pope made the comment while he was talking with reporters during his flight from Brazil to Rome. The context was a discussion of the role of women in the Church.   The idea that Mary ...
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The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, celebrated on February 2, commemorates the first appearance of the Holy Family in the Temple in Jerusalem. Mary, although perpetually a virgin, underwent the ritual purification required of the mother of a firstborn son. In fact, for centuries, this feast was known ...
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For Help on Ordinary Days

Mary, you are the Mother of Jesus and my Mother, my guide and inspiration. Although I see your life as extraordinary, you lived each day as an ordinary person in your own time and place. Help me to live my own ordinary life according to God's will. Help me to see God's will and the connections between the ordinary ...
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St. Ignatius: Finding God in All Things

Who is this saint whose experience of Jesus Christ led to the founding in 1540 of a religious community, the Society of Jesus, dedicated to announcing the Good News through a multiplicity of ministries? In the United States alone, there are 28 Jesuit four-year colleges and universities. Among the members ...
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