May 19, 2020
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That’s Jesus

Over lunch, a brother deacon recounted the story of his nephew’s First Holy Communion. He noted that after a period of great anticipation, the day had finally arrived. With family having traveled from near and far, all had made their way to the...

The Bread of Angels

In 1856 a boy named Matt was born to a poor family in Ireland, the second of 12 children. His father was a laborer with a fierce temper and a fondness for alcohol; his mother was a hardworking, saintly woman who tried to ensure her children grew up...

Choosing Correctly

Let me try something different this time; we shall consider what the Church feeds us from the Table of God’s Word as a delicious and nourishing dish for us to enjoy for our physical and spiritual well-being. These are the ingredients: Let whoever is...

Eucharist: Preparing Us for the Joys of Eternity

Throughout the Church’s history there have been many visionaries and mystics who have undergone intense spiritual experiences. One of the most amazing was a German woman named Therese Neumann, who lived in the 20th century. She had numerous visions...

He Gave Them Bread from Heaven to Eat

What I would like to share with you is a very modest reflection on verse 31 of the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John: He gave them bread from heaven to eat. This whole chapter can be considered a most refined “homily: by Jesus Christ, the Risen...

Gratitude is the Key

One summer day a farmer took a truckload of wheat to the grain elevator at a nearby town; afterwards he went to a small restaurant for lunch. There happened to be a group of rowdy teenagers sitting a few tables over; they were demonstrating poor...

Living As a Eucharistic People

The most common, polite form of showing interest is expressed by the phrase: “How are you doing”? To which the most common answer, regardless of the real condition in which people find themselves is: “Fine.” Well, the readings for the 17th Sunday in...