|Caring for Others by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
December 5, Monday, 2nd Week of Advent [And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set him in his presence. But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles into the middle in front of Jesus. Luke 5:17–26] The paralyzed man found himself at the feet of Jesus through the active and persistent charity of his friends who carried him physically and finding ways of lowering him down from the hole of the rooftop. I can imagine how helpless and hopeless the paralyzed man was but he was given the hope and got healed through his friends’ determination and act of charity. I asked myself, when was the last time I truly cared for my friend? Am I giving hope and helping others to stand up? Lord, increase my hope in You so that I can also give hope to others. Amen.
|"Prepare the Way of the Lord!" by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
December 4, 2nd Sunday of Advent. (John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: “A voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’ ” Mt 3:1-12) May God give me the graces this Advent season, as I joyfully wait for the coming of Christ in my daily life. St. John the Baptist, Pray for us!
|A Thought for the Day by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
December 3, Saturday, 1st Week of Advent [“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” Matthew 9:37–38] I am one of the few whom God has called to be a laborer for his harvest. By virtue of my religious profession, I commit myself to the full and glorious fulfillment of God’s mission in accordance with our Rule of Life. So help me God that I may be faithful to my calling… Amen.
|Have Mercy on Us by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
December 2, Friday, 1st Week of Advent [As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly,"Have mercy on us, Son of David!" When he entered the house, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I can do this? Matthew 9:27-31] The cry of the two blind men is also the cry of my heart. With a humble heart, I say; Lord, have mercy on your people! Comfort us and please make this pandemic end. Praying also for my country, for political stability and economic recovery. Amen.
|A Thought for the Day by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
December 1, Thursday, 1st Week of Advent [“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21, 24-27] Doing the will of the Father is not really easy especially when it compromises my personal wants and needs. Many times there are other voices that come to my mind, the world itself, my self- my ego, and the devil. But what consoles me, when I bring to prayer my struggles in listening to the Inner Voice within me, the Lord always gives me the sense of peace and hope once I allow myself to listen more to His voice and submit to His will… Lord, grant me the grace of the docility to your Spirit so that I may always hear and listen to Your Voice speaking to my heart. Amen.
|St. Andrew, the Apostle by: St. Peter Julian Eymard|
November 30 – St. Andrew, the Apostle. When God wants to make an apostle; it is not by giving him light; the apostolic grace is giving him strength. See the apostles, do they not love Our Lord? Yes, the Lord makes them record their testimony, they like his compassionate love, but what they received strength from the Holy Spirit they triumphed over all. (PR 39,5)
|Blessed are the eyes that see by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
November 29, Tuesday, 1st Week of Advent [“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.” Luke 10:23–24 ] I am also blessed today because I am able to see and hear Jesus in a very personal way (not as the same way as the disciples and the apostles). I can see Him and talk to Him as I adore Him before the Blessed Sacrament. I can listen to Him speaking in the depths of my heart...
|Advent by: St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS|
November 28 - What can we say about what happened during this time of Advent? As the day approached, the love of our Lord became stronger. Like a flame that wants to leap up and out, he prepared himself more perfectly to suffer, to glorify his Father, and the Blessed Virgin accomplished the same acts in her heart, it was a union of love. (Paris, Tuesday, December 10, 1861 )
|Advent by: St. Peter Julian Eymard|
November 27, 1st Sunday of Advent. Here we are, my Sisters, in the season of Advent. Let us enter into the sentiments of the Church. The best of all pieties is that which is in relation to the spirit of the Church, because each liturgical feast has its own grace and virtue. The object of the Church’s cult is to honor our Lord in his various mysteries, then the Blessed Virgin and the saints. That is why each season has its grace, each day has its mystery. Pious souls follow the devotion of the Church. (Paris, Tuesday, December 10, 1861)
|The Widow's Offering by: Sr. Leizle, SSS|
November 21 - Monday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time – [‘’from her poverty, she has offered her whole livelihood… Luke 21:1-4] The widow’s offering. Even in face of personal needs, personal struggles and sufferings, can I still look and take care of the needs of others, especially those in need around me? Lord, grant me the grace that I may do what I am called to do in my daily lives with great love. Continue to show me my daily duties and responsibilities and help me to embrace them in accord with Your holy will. Amen.
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