Daily Gospel – MT 7:7-12

Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand […]

‘Lady Poverty’

‘It is only through the poor we can offer anything to God, who also has ned of the poor in order to ask anything of us.’ -St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi referred to poverty as “Lady Poverty.” The son of a prosperous merchant, Francis had traded his wealth for a life of […]

‘Lady Poverty’

‘It is only through the poor we can offer anything to God, who also has ned of the poor in order to ask anything of us.’ -St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi referred to poverty as “Lady Poverty.” The son of a prosperous merchant, Francis had traded his wealth for a life of […]

Wednesday – First Week of Lent

Jesus said, “Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned bak, you must strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am prepared to go to prison and to die with you.” But […]

Wednesday – First Week of Lent

Jesus said, “Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned bak, you must strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am prepared to go to prison and to die with you.” But […]

Gallicantu

In Jerusalem, on the eastern slope of Mount Zion, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu commemorates the arrest of Jesus and his being taken to the home of the high priest Caiaphas. Some people believe it is the site of the actual home and courtyard where Peter sat by the fire and denied Jesus. […]

Daily Gospel – LK 11:29-32

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the […]

Tuesday ~ First Week of Lent

‘It is you who have stood by me in my trials; and I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (LK 22:28-30) Each Gospel […]

Were Jesus and his family poor?

According to Scripture scholar John P. Meier, society during Jesus’ time would have had a small rich minority, and 90 percent of the people would have been considered “poor”. Jesus probably was not poor, but he wasn’t rich. Fishing and carpentry — The occupations of Jesus and many of his apostles — were middle-class professions. […]

Daily Gospel – MT 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be […]