Eternal life is defined only once in the scriptures, Jn 17:3: “And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” The word “know” there is the word in the biblical sense.
Are we really certain that we love him? Or do we love our sins more?
– St Augustine
Today St Paul writes to his friend Philemon: “Yes, brother, may I profit from you in the Lord.” May be profit from one another. YES.
According to tradition, St. Gertrude the Great was told by Our Lord that the following prayer, each time she piously recited it, would release 1,000 souls (or a vast number) from their suffering in purgatory: Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, for those in my own home, and in my family. Amen.
Today Jesus says: “When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'” Today we celebrate St Francis Xavier Cabrini, who opened 67 orphanages, schools and hospitals. She did more than her “obligation.” She did more than go to Sunday Mass and tithe her ten percent. No wonder she is held up for us as a saint, an example to follow
Today we celebrate St. Josaphat, known as the “thief of souls.” What a lovely title
Kindness comes from knowing that all people matter