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August 18th: Saint Albert Hurtado Cruchaga, SJ

Saint Albert Hurtado Cruchaga, SJBorn: January22, 1901 Died: August 18, 1952 Beatified: October 16, 1995 Canonised: October 23, 2005 Fr Albert was born in Vina del Mar, Chile. Although his parents were of an old aristocratic family, they were without wealth and lived on a small estate. His father died when Albert was only four,…

August 17th: Servant of God – Charles Odescalchi

Servant of God: Charles Odescalchi, SJBorn: March 5, 17 86 Died: August 17, 1841 Trail, Agnes Xavier; Cardinal Carlo Odescalchi (1785-1841); Scottish Catholic Archives; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/cardinal-carlo-odescalchi-17851841-186140 Fr Charles Odescalchi was a cardinal of the Roman Church for fifteen years before he resigned from his rank and exchanged his robes for the Jesuits’ simple cassock. He was…

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Thursday 15th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Mary, Assumed into Heaven: We all know that the penalty of sin is death.  Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven; she was pure, sinless and a perfect Mother and disciple of Jesus, who is our Lord and Saviour.  Ponder on Mary’s very privileged role…

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Thursday 15th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodThe Assumption of the B.V.Mary Luke 1:39-47 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in…

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY: Thursday 15th August 2019

Hail! Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with theeFEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY: Thursday 15th August 2019Rev. 11:19; 12:1-6,10; Ps. 45(44):10,11,12,16; 1 Cor. 15:20-26; Lk. 1:39-56 (Psalter Proper) Evil, injustice, hatred, and negativity can seem overwhelming. The world can be a scary and nerve-wracking place in which to live. There are many…

19th Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday 14th August 2019

St Maximilian Kolbe, priest & martyr19th Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday 14th August 2019 Deut. 34:1-12; Ps. 66(65):1-3,5,16-17; Mt. 18:15-20 (Ps Wk III) God takes Moses to the mountain top and lays before him the land which he will give to the people whom Moses had led out of slavery. But Moses himself will stop…

19th Week, Ordinary Time: Wednesday 14th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: whatever the misdemeanour,…

Ordinary Time 19th Wk : Wednesday 14th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Respect and Compassion: When we face challenges in relationships with people in our family or community, we are called to be compassionate like Jesus and try to win back the person who has strayed.  There will be no peace, if we distant and divide our community…

Ordinary Time 19th Wk : Tuesday 13th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Kingdom: If we build a personal relationship with Jesus, we will grow in the holiness of God’s Will.  Our attitudes and behavior will be Christ-like – humble, compassionate, selfless in our service, and generous and forgiving in our relationships.  Pray for the wisdom to be…