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Our Daily Bread Meditation for June 30, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.” (Communion Rite)

Across the English-speaking world, people are stumbling through a new translation of the Mass, relearning phrases and prayers that have been in place for decades. More than a few people have exchanged sheepish glances as they have caught themselves saying something like: “And also with your Spirit!”

But this new translation includes...

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Our Daily Bread Meditation for June 29, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 
Saints Peter and Paul

The angel of the Lord … delivers all who fear God. (Psalm 34:8)

This scene sounds a lot like a suspenseful movie, doesn’t it? A hostage languishes in captivity until a heli­copter is heard in the distance. The chopper brings a group of highly-skilled forces who enter and snatch the hostage out of the mouth of dan­ger, whisking him to safety.

In today’s readings, both Peter and Paul rejoice in being rescued by God. Peter’s story in the ...

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Our Daily Bread Meditation for May 19, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“All you peoples, clap your hands; shout to God with joyful cries.” (Psalm 47:2)

Have you ever given the Lord a rousing round of applause? When we’ve enjoyed a great concert, we clap exuberantly to show our appreciation. Sometimes we cheer. We may even give the performers a standing ovation and keep on applauding until they give us an encore. So let’s take the advice of the psalmist today and join him in a round of applause and loud shouts of acclamation for t...

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Daily Meditation for March 8, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“… Like a tree planted near streams of water.” (Psalm 1:3)

Spring may not be here yet, but today is still a good time to think about planting—not flowers and vegetables but yourself. Plant your­self near the river of life, the river that flows from the throne of God (Revelation 22:1). Send roots down deep into the rich soil of faith—soil that will produce life in you.

Do you want to know the best way to do this? Root yourself in the Scriptures. Spend time each day readin...

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Daily Meditation for March 6, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“You hate discipline; you cast my words behind you… . When you do these things, should I be silent?” (Psalm 50:17,21)

As teenagers, many of us turned a deaf ear to our parents’ advice, cast­ing their warnings behind us. But when we run into challenges down the road, we often find these pearls of wisdom echoing in our memory! “A person is known by the company he keeps.” “To have a friend, you must be a friend.” “Planned deceit is a lie.” “A stitch in time saves...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 9, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 


"They served their idols, which became a snare for them." –Psalm 106:36

Solomon, the wisest man in the world, became such a fool as to set the stage for a civil war and the massive deterioration of God's people. Solomon's downfall was the sin of idolatry. He adored false gods, such as Astarte, Milcom, Chemosh, and Molech (1 Kgs 11:5-7).

Many people aren't too upset to hear about idolatry. They may realize they have committed many sins, but they d...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 6, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 


"Advance, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your majesty." –Psalm 132:8

God was untouchable. Even if you touched the mountain that God was on, you would instantly die (Ex 19:12). God later restrained His glory enough so that people could be in the Temple with Him, although He was still untouchable as He dwelt in a dark cloud (1 Kgs 8:12).

Almost a thousand years after God first became present in the Temple, He did what is still unbelievable for much of the...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for August 16, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 

Mass Readings: August 16

First: Judges 6:11-24
Resp: Psalm 85:9,11-14
Gospel: Matthew 19:23-30
Reprinted from Presentation Ministries, a lay association of the Catholic Church that focuses on evangelization and discipleship through Bible teaching, daily Mass, the charisms of the Holy Spirit, and Small Christian Community


"While his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to save it from the Midianites, the angel of the Lord appeared ...

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Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

The book of Psalms contains some of the greatest words ever written, sung, and prayed. Unlike other books of the Bible, this book is to be read every day of our lives. It is the prayer book of the Church.

The psalms are often lyrics of songs for worship or outlines of liturgical services. When you read the Psalms, try to imagine the movement of the people at worship in the Temple. Also, remember that the Psalms are poetry. Therefore, they are more to be proclaimed than explained. Fi...

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