Thursday, July 20 - St. Apollinaris
After St. Apollinaris was exile and
martyred, many miracles were
attributed to him.
Friday, July 21 - St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Through the Passover, the Lord freed the
Israelite nation from centuries of
slavery. A few hours before Jesus died on
the cross to save us all from sin and for
eternal life, He said: "with great desire I
have desired to eat this Passover with you
before I suffer." Then Jesus commanded:
"Do this as a remembrance of Me."
St. Paul not only identified the Eucharist
with the Passover but went so far as
to call Jesus our Passover.
How important is the Passover in your
life? How great is your desire to celebrate
the Passover? Do you want to receive
Christ, your Passover, daily? Is your life
centered on the Eucharistic Jesus?
St. Lawrence of Brindisi still teaches us
in his homilies that fill 9 volumes.
Saturday, July 22 - St. Mary Magdalene
Pope Francis directs our minds to the honor
Jesus gave to the one from whom seven
demons were cast out. St. John Paul II
called her "the apostle to the apostles"
The world most likely judged Mary Magdalelne
the least reliable to be witness. She was the
last one to leave Him in His darkest hour
of the cross. If we are able to stand erect
under the foot of the cross, and endure the
agony that will redeem us, we too will rise
and find Him in our hearts. Our names He
will call and our hearts will throb with joy.
Sunday, July 23 - Wis 12:13, 16-19
Rom 8:26-27 - Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16
Jesus said there is "the necessity of
praying always and not losing heart."
The Holy Spirit calls us to:
-pray the Holy Mass
-pray with others
-pray with your spouse
-pray as a family
-pray in tongues
-pray from the Bible
-pray and fast.
"Since we live by the Holy Spirit,
let us follow the Spirit's lead." (Gal 5:25)
Monday, July 24 - St. Sharbel Mahkluf
Ex 14:5-18, 15:1-6 - Matt 12:38-42
St. Sharbel was a Maronite monk and
priest in Lebanon. During his life he
obtained a wide reputation for his
holiness and has been canonized by the
Catholic Church. As a hermit he rarely
left the hermitage and spent his time
in prayer and worship. In1925, his
grave was open in the presence of
an official committee following the
proposed canonization. After the
grave had been opened and inspected
the variety of healing incidents
amazingly multiplied. Prodigies
reached beyond the Lebanese borders.
This unique phenomenon cause a
moral revolution, the return to faith and
the reviving of the virtous of the soul.
We are a Roman Catholic church filled with the love of Christ.
We are centered on the Eucharist and the love of our Mother.
We are here to serve all in the name of the Lord
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