Today's Mass Readings

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April 30, 2018

Monday, 5th week of Easter, April 30, 2018
 

The readings for Easter Sunday Five begin with the gift of Awe of the Lord and end with the Fruit of the

Spirit:

The Church…. was at peace. It was being built up and walked in the awe of the Lord, and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit grew in numbers (Acts 9:31).

Children, let us love not in word but in deed… Those who keep his commandments remain in...

April 29, 2018

5th Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018

Awe is a better name for this Gift of the Spirit than Fear of the Lord, because fear suggests the emotion of

fright. Fear without fright is just perspective. Awe is the gift of seeing in perspective God's greatness and our littleness, God's power and our weakness, God's knowledge and love compared to ours. Seeing ourselves and God in perspective, we see it as ins...

April 28, 2018

Saturday, 4th week of Easter, April 28, 2018

The gift of Strength, or Courage is the Gift of the Holy Spirit that strengthens our wills to do what is

difficult or dangerous. In ordinary situations, Piety or Family Spirit is enough to motivate the good we do. Mothers enjoy taking care of their children; fathers enjoy playing with them. But when the baby cries all night, or work has put parents under...

April 27, 2018

Friday, 4th week of Easter, April 27, 2018

Most countries have some fundamental attitude that determines how they deal with each other in

ordinary life. For the British it might be "fair play," or politeness. For the French, "liberté, fraternité, égalité." For the Germans, "Ordnung muss sein." For Americans, maybe friendliness.

The foundational virtue of the Roman people is presented in the pius Aene...

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