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2nd Sunday of Lent: Hope for the journey. Catholic Inspiration

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The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Jesus to the disciples, offering them hope for the journey as the Lord sets his face toward Jerusalem. As we travel through life, may we draw strength from God and follow Christ through this life until we reach our destination in heaven.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent


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Daily Mass: The Lord is our shepherd; there is nothing we shall want. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 23 has comforted people for thousands of years. May we hear these words today with an open heart, as we follow the call of the Good Shepherd.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of the Year


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3rd Sunday of Advent: Lord, come and save us! Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response reveals our universal cry to God for help in moments of grave need. May the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy through the actions of Christ inspire us to call out everyday to the Lord with gratitude and trust.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Advent


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Daily Mass: The Holy Spirit guides St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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The Holy Spirit guides and directs the preaching of St. Paul among the people, leading him to Macedonia.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter


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St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions, pray for us!

Daily Mass: Teach me your ways, O Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response echoes a hopeful trust in the goodness and mercy of God. May we turn to the Lord for the guidance we require as we journey through this life to the next.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of Advent


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St. Lucy…pray for us!

Daily Mass: Sound, spiritual advice. Catholic Inspiration

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Sometimes the daily Mass readings are nuggets of wisdom that can guide us in direct and practical ways. The reading from Colossians and the Gospel of Luke are perfect examples today. Enjoy and savor them!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 23rd Week of the Year


St. Peter Claver…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The Ten Commandments. Catholic Inspiration

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The Ten Commandments have been a source of profound insight for thousands of years, guiding both spiritual and cultural precepts for human hearts. May we put this teaching into practice today, directing our lives in service for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 16th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: How is the Lord leading us today? Catholic Inspiration

On the Sea of Galilee during a pilgrimage in December 2019.

As the Risen Lord appears for a third time to the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, we see how God continues to direct our lives and tug at our hearts. May we follow Christ with joy!

Mass Readings – Friday in the Octave of Easter


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Daily Mass: The Lord is the source of all our blessings. Catholic Inspiration

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Isaiah the prophet reveals how God takes the initiative as creator and redeemer, inviting us to turn to the Lord in our need and count our blessings every day.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent

32nd Sunday of the Year: God’s wisdom as our guide. Catholic Inspiration

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Study: Consider a moment when you saw someone act in a wise manner.  What did you notice?

Pray: Wisdom is a precious gift; pray for it every day!

Serve: How can you help someone facing a tough challenge today?  Ask the Lord for the wisdom to guide you.

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

With just a couple of weeks left of Ordinary Time, we hear about the wisdom of God repeatedly in the readings today.

  • 1st Reading – “Resplendent and unfading is wisdom.”
  • Psalm – “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.”
  • 2nd Reading – We have hope that Christ will raise us up from death to life.
  • Gospel – Jesus offers a contrast between wisdom and foolishness.

When we talk about the concept of wisdom we often refer to the ability to see the big picture.  Wisdom gives us the ability to “see around corners” and anticipate circumstances; this particular virtue allows us to step back and take in events, seeing how they relate and connect with other situations.

And God offers it to us!  This is a precious spiritual gift, one that comes through the power of the Holy Spirit, and it helps us live each day in a vibrant manner.  Without wisdom we can speak and act in ways that might have disastrous results, especially if we would have considered the ramifications and consequences that followed if we’d have only thought about other factors.

In order to apply wisdom to our lives we begin first with a strong foundation of prayer.  The closer we draw to Jesus, the closer we connect with the source of all wisdom and understanding.  As we thirst for the Lord we are nourished and sustained with God’s grace as we see with the eyes of Christ.

Wisdom then requires our action.  Once we have insight we can then proceed to act in a manner that is guided by the nuances and sensitivities that confront us.  We can act decisively and deliberately, aware of the situation and able to adjust and respond as needed.

This precious spiritual gift is for the asking…so ask!  May we all call upon the Lord for this grace as we live our faith each day.


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Note: This post was first published on November 17, 2017.

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