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November 20th: S.G. Fr Hernando de Santaren & Companions, SJ

Servant of God Fr Hernando de Santaren & Companions, SJMartyrs of Mexico Died: November 16 to 20, 1616 The lives of eight Jesuit priests came to an abrupt and when they were martyred by the Tepehuan Indians living in northwestern Mexico (today’s Durango) between November 16 and 20, 1616. Some of the Tepehuan had been…

33rd Week, Ordinary Time: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 19:11a, 12-13, 15-17, 26 While the people were listening Jesus said, ‘A man of noble birth went to a distant country to be appointed king and then return. He summoned ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds, telling them, “Trade with these, until I get back.” ’ ‘Now it…

Ordinary Time 33rd Wk : Wednesday 20th November, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, “God’s Blessings”: God’s blessings are given to us in many forms: intelligence, talents, health, wealth, family . . . In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that those who use our “blessings” well and responsibly will receive even more blessings, but those who hide and misuse them, will…

33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 20th November 2019

As Christians, God and his law must come first33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 20th November 20192 Mac. 7:1,20-31; Ps. 17(16):1,5-6,8,15; Lk. 20(19):11-28 (Ps Wk I) The first reading from Maccabees is the account of the mother and her seven sons. When they were forced by a ruler to break God’s law, they refused…

November 19th: S.G. Joseph Mark Fiqueroa, SJ

Servant of God Joseph Mark Fiqueroa, SJBorn: October 7, 1865 Died: November 19, 1942 Joseph Figueroa was born in the tiny village of Tinajo, on the island of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. His father was a farmer but because farming on the island was difficult and he wanted to offer his children a better…

Ordinary Time 33rd Wk : Tuesday 19th November, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Repentance: In today’s episode of the conversion of Zacchaeus, the public-tax collector and sinner, we are reminded that God will forgive us of all our sins, regardless of how grave they may be.  Like Zacchaeus, have the sincerity to return to God; ask Him for the…

33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 19th November 2019

Lord, come and stay with me33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 19th November 20192 Mac. 6:18-31; Ps. 3:2-3,4-5,6-7; Lk. 19:1-10 (Ps Wk I) What would you do if Jesus knocked on your door and said, “I must stay at your house today?” Would you be excited or embarrassed? Jesus often “dropped-in” at unexpected times…

November 18th: Blessed Leonard Kimura, SJ

Blessed Leonard Kimura, SJBorn: 1575 Died: Nov 18, 1619 Beatified: May 7, 1867 Bl Leonard Kimura belonged to the distinguished Kimura family. His grandfather was the first Japanese to receive the waters of baptism from St Francis Xavier when the latter visited the island of Hirado off Japan’s western shore in Oct 1550 and was…

33rd Week, Ordinary Time: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 19:1-7a, 9-10 Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He kept trying to see which Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see…

33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 18th November 2019

Dedication of the Basilicas of St Peter and St Paul33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 18th November 20191 Mac. 1:10-15,41-43,54-57,62-64; Ps. 119(118):53,61,134,150,155,158; Lk. 18:35-43 (Ps Wk I) The Jews were called to live according to God's laws rather than the pagan culture of the society in which they were living. King Antiochus had commanded…