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5th Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday 9th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You are salt for the earth. But if salt loses its taste, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled under people's feet. ‘You are light for the world. A city built on…

4th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th February 2020

St Josephine Bakhita, virgin4th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th February 20201 Kgs. 3:4-13; Ps. 119(118):9,10,11,12,13,14; Mk. 6:30-34 (Ps Wk IV) Jesus felt pity for the crowd, for they were like sheep without a shepherd. His response to their helplessness may surprise us. He did not immediately provide them with shepherd or work miracles…

4th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMark 6:30-34 The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. And he said to them, ‘Come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that there was no time for them even to eat.…

Ord.Wk 4th: Saturday 8th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Solitude and Rest: In today’s Gospel, in Jesus’ wisdom He advised His apostles who were exhausted from their mission work, to withdraw from the crowd and go to a lonely place to have some rest.  Do we get carried away with work and forget to take…

4th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 7th February 2020

Lord, grant us the grace to live out our prophetic role today4th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 7th February 2020Sir. 47;2-13; Ps. 18(17):31,47,50,51; Mk. 6:14-29 (Ps Wk IV) Today’s Gospel reading reminds us of our prophetic role as followers of Christ. Here we see how John the Baptist lived out his prophetic mission. He…

Ord.Wk 4th: Friday 7th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Anger: Anger will have an increasing control over us, if we allow it to fester. In today’s Gospel, Herodias was furious with John the Baptist for pointing out the truth that she was living in sin with Herod, as his brother’s wife.  She then had John…

4th Week, Ordinary Time : Friday 7th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMark 6:17-20a, 21-23, 25b-27 Herod had sent to have John arrested, and had had him chained up in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife whom he had married. For John had told Herod, ‘It is against the law for you to have your brother's wife.’ As for Herodias, she was…

February 15th : Saint Claude La Colombiere, SJ

Saint Claude La Colombiere, SJBorn : Febrauary 2, 1641 Died : February 15, 1682 Beatified : June 16, 1929 Canonized : May 31, 1992 Claude La Colombiere was born in southern France and studied grammar at a Jesuit school in Lyons before he was ten years old and before doing literature and philosophy. At seventeen,…

February 9th : Servant of God Saturninus Ibarguren, SJ

Servant of God Saturninus Ibarguren, SJBorn: February 11, 1856 Died: February 9, 1927 Fr Saturninus Ibarguren, a Basque, was born at Villareal de Urretxu, in the province of Guipuzcoa, Spain. After he had completed his studies in his hometown at the age of eighteen, he was enlisted into the army and was involved in the…

February 8th : Venerable Philip Jeningen, SJ

Venerable Philip Jeningen, SJBorn: January 5, 1642 Died: February 8, 1704 Philip Jeningen, the second son of the town’s mayor, was born in Eichstatt (modern day Bavaria), Germany. He attended the Jesuit school in his native city at the age of sixteen wanting to be a Jesuit. But because of parental opposition, he only became…