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29 Feb 2012
I was in Michigan for my Dad’s funeral, stayed a few weeks to help my Mom, and zipped over to the RealCatholicTV studios to record this.
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24 Feb 2012
Let us, with very profound reverence, adore Jesus crowned with thorns, after having been cruelly scourged, and then presented to the Jews with a reed in His hand by way of scepter, and an old garment of purple upon His shoulders by way of a royal mantle. O my Savior! By all this they wish to turn Thy kingdom into ridicule; but under this insulting exterior I recognize Thee to be my Savior and my God. I honor Thee, I praise Thee, I bless Thee under this unworthy disguise, which Thy love for me has caused Thee to accept....read more
23 Feb 2012
Today’s meditation comes from Volume 2 of a set of books written in the 1800s by Fr. M. Hamon. They have been out of print for over 100 years. Meditations for All the Days of the Year, a 5-volume, 6”x9” set, is now being reprinted and is available for order!...read more
22 Feb 2012
We will consider today that the ceremony of the ashes invites us to sanctify Lent: first, by penance and mortification; second, by the thought of death. We will then make the resolution: first, cheerfully to embrace all the mortifications suitable to this holy season, fasting and abstinence, with all the crosses sent by Providence which we may encounter; second, to excite ourselves to do all these things well by means of the saying of St. Bernard: “If you were destined to die today, would you do this or that?”...read more
15 Feb 2012
We shall resume today our meditations upon the word of God, and we shall consider: first, the respect, second, the attention we owe to the divine word. We will then make the resolution: first, to listen to and to read the word of God with the same respect as though God Himself were speaking to us, and not to criticize sermons; second, to seek in instructions not what amuses the mind, but what changes the heart, and also to make practical resolutions derived from it. Our spiritual nosegay shall be the words of St. Augustine: “To listen with a careless ear to the word of God is the same crime as to allow the sacred Host to to the ground through carelessness.”...read more