Tag Archives: Courage

Daily Mass: The courage to face death. Catholic Inspiration

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The seventh chapter of Acts recounts the martyrdom of Stephen and offers us an insight into the courage of the early Church. Where does this strength come from? Jesus Christ, the bread of life!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The faith that fosters courage and casts out fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The power of the Holy Spirit and the joy of the resurrection shine forth in the apostles as they confront the threat of death for proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. Their witness inspires us to face our fears as we embrace our faith.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The boldness of the disciples. Catholic Inspiration

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Released from custody, Peter and John return to the disciples to recount what happened. As they pray, the Holy Spirit comes upon them while the ground shakes and they preach with boldness.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Perfect love drives out fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The First Letter of John offers a rich insight regarding how God’s love gives us the courage to face our fears.

Mass Readings – Wednesday after Epiphany


The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Do not be afraid! Catholic Inspiration

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On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we take to heart the words of the angel Gabriel as we cast out fear and follow Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Our Lady of Guadalupe


Daily Mass: Stand firm, and call upon the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul exhorts us to stand firm and draw our strength and encouragement from our faith in Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 21st Week of the Year


The Transfiguration of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter, James and John see Jesus in a moment of dazzling glory as the Lord prepares to journey on to Jerusalem for his Passion on the Cross. In our tough times may the Lord’s light shine on our hearts to encourage us to stay the course.

Mass Readings – The Transfiguration of the Lord


Daily Mass: Finding our courage in the midst of the storm. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals his power to the disciples in the midst of a storm, inviting us to call upon Him in our need as well.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 18th Week of the Year


Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit! Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples, empowering and transforming them with grace. May we call upon the gift of the Spirit in our lives today, embracing the gifts we have received and sharing them in the world.

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Daily Mass: God gives us strength to face the dangers of life. Catholic Inspiration

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Jeremiah reminds us that we put our trust in God as we face the dangers of life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

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