One Minute Reflection – 27 January – “You are the light of the world … ” – Matthew 5:14 — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 27 January – The Memorial of St John Chrysostom (347-407) Father and Doctor of the Church, Bishop, Confessor – 2 Timothy 4:1-8, Matthew 5:13-19 “You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a […]

One Minute Reflection – 27 January – “You are the light of the world … ” – Matthew 5:14 — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 26 January – Blessed are the Merciful — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 26 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Blessed are the Merciful “Some day, each one of us will stand before the Judgement Seat of God and will have to render an account of all our actions.Are we anxious that God will be merciful to us at that crucial […]

Thought for the Day – 26 January – Blessed are the Merciful — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 25 January – The Rich — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 25 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Rich “Wealth is a gift from God.Therefore, it is good, like everything else which comes from God.Worldly wealth, as St Thomas Aquinas says, can be an instrument of virtue.But, it is good only insofar, as it leads to holiness.If it […]

Thought for the Day – 25 January – The Rich — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 23 January – Mediocrity — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 23 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Mediocrity “Mediocrity in the spiritual life, inevitably paves the way for sin.Indifference at prayer, listlessness in practising charity and habitual neglect of our duties in life, lead firstly, to deliberate venial sin and finally, to mortal sin.If we are not generous […]

Thought for the Day – 23 January – Mediocrity — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 21 January – Self-Denial — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 21 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Self-Denial “Let us examine carefully what is meant by this self-denial.It makes two main demands on us.Firstly, we must renounce all those lower impulses and desires, which besiege the soul (1 Peter 2:11).This means, that we have to control and discipline […]

Thought for the Day – 21 January – Self-Denial — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 20 January – Blessed are the Poor — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 20 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Blessed are the Poor “Detachment from riches implies, the obligation of using them, as a means of reaching eternal life and in accordance with the principles of justice and charity.This is a positive command of God, which nobody can ignore without […]

Thought for the Day – 20 January – Blessed are the Poor — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 19 January – Humility — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 19 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Humility “Humility is the most difficult of all the virtues because, it requires us to deny ourselves.Jesus warns us, that anyone who wishes to follow Him, must deny himself. “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself” (Mt 16:24). Humility […]

Thought for the Day – 19 January – Humility — AnaStpaul

One Minute Reflection – 18 January – “Upon this rock I will build my church” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 18 January – Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Readings: 1 Peter 5:1-4, Matthew 16:13-19 “Upon this rock I will build my church” … Matthew 16:18 REFLECTION – “Nothing escaped the Wisdom and Power of Christ, the elements of nature lay at His service, spirits obeyed Him, Angels served Him. […]

One Minute Reflection – 18 January – “Upon this rock I will build my church” — AnaStpaul

Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – St Anthony Abbot — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – The Memorial of St Anthony Abbot (251-356) “The days are comingwhen men will go madand, when they meet a man.who has kept his senses,they will rise up against him, saying,“You are madbecause you are not like us!” “I saw the snares that the enemyspreads out over the […]

Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – St Anthony Abbot — AnaStpaul

One Minute Reflection – 16 January – ‘ … And yet, we do not wonder … ‘ — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 16 Januaryr – Second Sunday after Epiphany, Readings: Romans 12:6-16, John 2:1-11. “This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him…” – John 2:11 REFLECTION – “The miracle by which our Lord Jesus Christ changed water into wine […]

One Minute Reflection – 16 January – ‘ … And yet, we do not wonder … ‘ — AnaStpaul

Quote/s of the Day – 15 January – … Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart …’ Matthew 11:29 — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Quote/s of the Day – 15 January – Readings: Phillippians 3:7-12, Matthew 11:25-34 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heartand you will find rest for your souls…” Matthew 11:29 “For in prosperity,a man is often puffed up with pride,whereas tribulations chastensand humbles him through suffering […]

Quote/s of the Day – 15 January – … Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart …’ Matthew 11:29 — AnaStpaul