Let us always begin with a keen awareness of the glory, greatness, and love of God as Creator in our own person. Never should we forget our destiny and our dignity that flow from God’s loving kindness and abundant mercy. You were created in the image and likeness of God. Then, as a result of God’s infinite bounty, He endowed you with one of the greatest gifts: the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. From this you entered into a deep and intimate union with the Trinitarian Family—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In all truth you are loved infinitely … Read more
“Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” (Jer 17: 14)
Read and Meditate on these Praise Psalms 148-149-150.
The goal in our spiritual life is union with God through prayer. Saint Ignatius highlights that the primary purpose of our existence on earth, as well as forever in heaven, is to PRAISE our Triune God. The Word of God is our light, our lamp, … Read more
Saint Ignatius of Loyola gives us the Principle and Foundation on which our life is based, starting with the following Two Principles:
The End of the Human Person: Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means save his soul.
The End of Creatures: The other things on the face of the earth are created for man to help him in attaining the end for which he is created.
PRAY AND MEDITATE ON GENESIS 1 AND CREATION…
In this meditation on the reality of creation, you will be begging for the grace … Read more
Rushing frenetically, buying and consuming, having and possessing, eating and enjoying, singing and feasting, wining and dining—all of these words characterize what we call The Christmas Season. Not that all of the above are wrong; however, it is all too easy to leap over the primary Reason for the Season!
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON is not so much things that can be bought, given, and possessed. Rather the real Reason for the Season is a PERSON, His Birthday that we celebrate and the purpose for His coming. That PERSON is the SECOND PERSON of the Blessed Trinity—JESUS!!! His … Read more
When a couple celebrates the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony in the Church they promise to each other, to the priest who presides over the Sacrament, to the Community present at the marriage, and most important to God who witnesses and knows all things, that they will be open to having children and to raising them in the fear and love of the Lord and His Commandments.
BAPTISM. When a child is baptized, once again, both godparents and especially the parents make a firm commitment to raise the child to know and love God in the Catholic Church. In the Sacrament … Read more