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19th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 17th August 2019

Is there any idol in my life…a habit or relationship that competes with God to be the center of my life? 19th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 17th August 2019Josh 24:1-13; Ps. 136(135):1,2,3,16,17,18,21,22,24; Mt. 19:3-12 (Ps Wk III) What is the biggest decision you have ever made? Are you happy with what you chose? Today…

19th Week, Ordinary Time: Saturday 17th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 19:13-15 The people brought little children to Jesus, for him to lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples scolded them, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children alone, and do not stop them from coming to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven…

August 27th: Aloysius Mary Solari, SJ

Venerable Aloysius Mary Solari, SJ also Agostino Solari (Luigi Maria) Born: May 13, 1795 Died: August 27, 1829 Aloysius Solari (baptismal name was Augustine) was born in Chiavari, in northern Italy. At the age of eleven, his father sent him to a Savona school operated by the Vincentians hoping that he would change from his…

August 25th: Michael Carvalho, SJ – Japanese Martyr

Blessed Michael Carvalho, SJ - Japanese MartyrBorn: 1579 Died: August 25, 1624 Beatified : May 7, 1867 Michael Carvalho was born in Braga, Portugal in 1579. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1597 when he was eighteen and started his noviceship in Coimbra, Portugal. He yearned to go on the Japanese mission and in…

August 27th & 31st: S.G. Martin Santaella, Alphonsus Payan, Emmanuel Luque, SJ

Jesuits Servants of GodMartin Santaella,SJ: Born : February 3, 1873. Died: August 27, 1936 Alphonsus Payan,SJ : Born: February 20, 1877. Died: August 31, 1936 Emmanuel Luque, SJ : Born: December 28, 1856. Died: August 31, 1936 Martin Santaella Gutierrez was born in Montefrio, in the province of Granada. He studied at the diocesan seminary…

August 25th: S.G.Andrew Carrio, SJ

Servant of God: Andrew Carrio, SJBorn: November 30, 1876 Died: August 25, 1936 Andrew Carrio was born in Sallent, near Barcelona. He entered the Jesuit novitiate outside Saragossa on September 10, 1891 when he was fifteen and after his noviceship, he continued with classical studies and philosophy. After one year into philosophy he was sent…

August 19th: S.G.Thomas Sitjar,SJ and 10 Companions

Servant of God: Thomas Sitjar,SJ and 10 CompanionsBorn: March 21, 1866 Died: August 19th 1936 Fr Thomas Sitjar and his six fellow Jesuits and four Jesuit brothers became the Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War when they gave their lives for God in Gandia and Valencia, Spain between August 19 and December 29, 1936. Fr Thomas…

Ordinary Time 19th Wk : Friday 16th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Marriage – Challenges: The Church is compassionate towards the suffering in marriages that are painfully divisive and abusive.  In such marriages, the innocent and vulnerable children are the ones who suffer the most.  The pain inflicted on them may last even a life time.  Pray for…

19th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 16th August 2019

St Stephen of Hungary19th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 16th August 2019Josh 24:1-13; Ps. 136(135):1,2,3,16,17,18,21,22,24; Mt. 19:3-12 (Ps Wk III) The reading and the gospel for today are about commitments. The former is about God’s commitment to the Israelites from the time of Abraham’s father, Terah, to the time of Joshua. Despite their many transgressions,…

19th Week, Ordinary Time: Friday 16th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 19:3-6 Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and to put him to the test they said, ‘Is it against the Law for a man to divorce his wife on any pretext whatever?’ He answered, ‘Have you not read that the Creator from the beginning made them male and female and that he said:…