February 7, 2023

“Love the good Lord dearly; the rest is nothing.” These words from Eymard Day by Day remind us of how Saint Peter Julian saw all in the light of God’s love. Many theologians and scripture scholars say that this “first” creation story in Genesis is a love letter and hymn. God loved our world into […]

January 24, 2023

Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church We must be apostles, ministers, and instruments of the Eucharist; … This is our center of life, our vital source of action and apostolate. … We must preach the Eucharist by our works, by our writings, and by our words; no one should […]

January 3, 2023

The Holy Name of Jesus Saint Bernadine (1380–1444) promoted devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. He successfully had the name of “Jesus” added to the “Hail Mary” and “IHS,” an abbreviation from the Greek word for “Jesus.” These hallmark and zealous efforts inspired others to write prayers and create devotions, such as the “Divine […]

December 20, 2022

Quite the mystery – the seasons of Advent and Christmas Time! These last days of Advent remind us of the timeline of Emmanuel coming to birth. We marvel at the signs of the Lord with us! Angels guide us to remember that “God is with us.” There are doubters, full of fear or pessimistic of […]

December 13, 2022

Memorial of Saint Lucy, virgin & martyr In our culture today, folks from a particular economic status regularly add comfort to their lives – they take it seriously. Day spas are everywhere, and people pamper themselves. Yet Isaiah appeals for us to get out of our comfort zone and, with the Psalmist in our scripture […]

November 15, 2022

Closing in on the end of our liturgical year, we have our second day with the Book of Revelation. These revelations remind us, through the veil of a liturgical way, that we long to be at the table in the banquet of heaven (see today’s Psalm). We reflect on the angels and the writings, giving […]

November 8, 2022

Paul is always practical about building up the Body of Christ. The Canadian Lectionary frames this reading a bit better in its translation and opening: “Teach what is consistent with sound doctrine (NRSV Titus 2:1).” The laundry list of things husbands and wives must do is a bit hilarious for our 21st-century sensibility. God’s grace […]

October 18, 2022

Feast of Saint Luke Paul reminds Timothy to come quickly to serve and give strength to the rest of the community. Luke is working on mission, but others are disappointing and doing harm. It reminds us of our founder, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, who continuously, at the beginning of his Congregations, was preaching Christ Eucharistic. […]

October 11, 2022

Memorial of Saint John XXIII, Pope Luke regularly places controversies with the Pharisees at dinner parties. In those days, they must have had the stomach for it since we tend to invite like-minded people to break bread with now in our homes. The controversies are always set amid a practical, reasonable question that the Pharisees […]

September 20, 2022

Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Christ calls us to hear the word of God and act on it. This is also the jest of our first reading today, too, where Proverbs 21, the collection of Solomon’s wisdom, guides one to do what is right and just. […]