Feast of St. Norbert

June 6
Feast of St. Norbert (1080 – 1134)

“Faith was the outstanding virtue of Norbert’s life. Affable and charming, amiable to one and all, he was at ease in the company of the humble and the great alike.”

-From the life of St. Norbert

 

Today’s Reflection

This quote contains several characteristics of St. Norbert. Which do I need to acquire?

St. Norbert, pray for me.


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Teach us to crucify ourselves

June 5

“Savior, your crucifixion marked the end of your mortal life; teach us to crucify ourselves and make way for our life in the Spirit. May your resurrection, Jesus, bring true greatness to our spiritual self and may your sacraments be the mirror wherein we may know that self.”

-St. Ephrem

 

Today’s Reflection

My Lord Jesus, may this prayer of St. Ephrem resound in my heart today.

Amen.


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How Diversity and Consumerism is Fueling the New Age

The New Age is everywhere these days. Health care workers in our hospitals offer us Reiki, therapeutic touch, aromatherapy, and reflexology. Yoga and tai chi have taken over the gym and invaded our schools. Parishes host “Christian yoga” classes and retreat houses offer labyrinths, enneagrams and Christian Zen. It’s even in the vet’s office where a pet owner can get their anxious animal some relief through” integrated energy therapy.” How is the New Age getting so far so fast?

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The Holy Spirit will come upon you

June 4
“How could this be?” Mary asked the angel. Gabriel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”
-Luke 1:34-37
    Today’s Reflection
“How could this be?” Because our Blessed Mother, Mary, was spotless, sinless, and full of grace. What do these concepts: spotless, sinless, and full of grace, mean for my own life? How can I be more like our Mother, Mary?

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The depths of my nothingness

June 3
“From the depths of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, praise and adoration in my power. Amen.”
 -St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
    Today’s Reflection
What does my devotion to Jesus look like? How do I show Him love, praise and adoration each day?

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See God in everyone

June 2

“One must see God in everyone.”

-St. Catherine Laboure

 

Today’s Reflection

It is often easy to see God in people we love or admire but quite difficult to see Him in those we dislike or distain. Today, I will look to see God in the person who is presently causing me the most heartache and pain.


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Here is your mother

June 1

“Here is your mother.”

-John 19:27

 

Today’s Reflection

In 2018, Pope Francis decreed the Monday after Pentecost to be celebrated as the memorial, “Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.” During these challenging times, what does it mean to you to know that Our Lord Jesus gave us his own mother, to intercede, guide and protect us, His Church?


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The Holy Spirit and Mary: Lessons for Pentecost

by Kathleen Beckman

She, who at the start of the Redemption gave us her Son, now by her most powerful intercession obtained for the newborn Church the prodigious Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit of the Divine Redeemer who had already been given on the Cross. Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, 29 June 1943

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