Tag Archives: Miracles

Daily Mass: Peter performs miracles in the name of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter – calling upon the name of the Lord – performs two miracles in the first reading from Acts, continuing the ministry of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. May we do the same today!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter


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Daily Mass: Jesus offers healing and compassion to a leper. Catholic Inspiration

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The compassion of Christ is revealed as the Lord heals a leper who asks for help. May we approach Jesus with the same trust whenever we encounter a time of need.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 12th Week of the Year


The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

God makes possible miracles that astound our imagination in multiple ways in the readings we hear today. May we take to heart the angel Gabriel’s insight that “nothing will be impossible for God!”

Mass Readings – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Daily Mass: St. Peter’s faith is put into practice. Catholic Inspiration

St. Peter’s words to Jesus in the Gospel are witnessed in the miracles he performs in the Lord’s name. May his example inspire us to put our faith into practice!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter


Daily Mass: Jesus heals us. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord heals two people in the Gospel of Mark, inviting us to acknowledge our wounds and turn to Christ with trusting faith.

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


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23rd Sunday of the Year: In Christ there is healing and hospitality


Study:  Recall a moment when you experienced profound healing.  Then consider a time when someone was genuinely hospitable to you.

Pray:  Ask the Lord to see others with the eyes of Jesus.

Serve:  How can you bring healing to another today?  How can you reach out and welcome someone?

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year

Two big themes bubble up in the Scriptures this week:

  • Healing: Isaiah proclaims and Jesus performs
  • Hospitality: James urges that we show no partiality

Both of these themes are part of the fabric of human life.  We all know firsthand experiences of illness, disease, and discomfort.  We know the relief that comes from health, especially after a long period of suffering.  Jesus spent a substantial portion of his ministry healing others; indeed, every encounter with the Lord brought about some type of transformative renewal.

Hospitality touches another part of our existence.  It is so easy to prejudge one another!  Looks, clothing, money, power, success….we can quickly get caught up in externals and fail to recognize the shining soul that dwells in the heart.  James (as usual) minces no words here – he speaks bluntly, calling us to treat one another as sons & daughters of God.

Where do you see healing in your life?  Where do you see hospitality?  Perhaps today we can be agents of both, helping others in moments of weakness and need, and reaching out to all with the love of Christ.


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Note: This post was first published on September 1, 2015

Daily Mass: God works in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

From the miracle of Elijah to the Lord’s fulfillment of the Law, our faith is a gift that allows us to see God at work in our lives.  What’s more, as disciples we continue Christ’s saving work as his instruments in the world.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 10th Week of the Year 


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Daily Mass: A grateful Samaritan. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 32nd Week of the Year

10 lepers were healed by Jesus and delivered from their horrible illness by his divine power.  Only one came back to say thanks – a foreigner – and his example inspires us to practice gratitude for the moments of grace we receive throughout our daily lives.


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Daily Mass: In the name of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the Octave of Easter

Peter & John share their faith in Christ to bring healing to a beggar…who receives far more than a few coins.  May we not only ask the Lord for what we truly need, but may we also open our hearts to the Lord so that we become His instruments – bringing the Good News to the world.


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Daily Mass: The leaven of God’s grace. Catholic Inspiration


Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of the Year (Sts. Cyril & Methodius)

Jesus recalls how a little yeast can transform dough – making it grow larger into something new.  In our spiritual lives this process can work for both good or evil, and we are invited today to embrace God’s grace into our hearts, changing us into daughters and sons of God.


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