Evening Meditations for the Thirteenth Friday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

The Cross began to torture Jesus Christ before He was nailed upon it; for after He was condemned by Pilate, the Cross on which He was to die was given Him to carry to Calvary, and, without refusing, He took it upon His shoulders. Speaking of this, St. Augustine writes: “If we regard the wickedness of His tormentors, the insult was great; if we regard the love of Jesus, the mystery is great; for in carrying the Cross, our Captain then lifted up the Standard under which His followers upon this earth must be enrolled and fight, in order to be made His companions in the kingdom of Heaven.”

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: September 1st

We commemorate with Mary the Mystery of the Incarnation as we live the Resurrection life of the redeemed in the power of the Holy Spirit. Followed by a brief meditation for Christians from Bishop ✠Richard Challoner for everyday of the year.

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Giles, Abbot

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Giles, Abbot

Spiritual Reading for Friday – Thirteenth Week After Pentecost

Many learned Theologians say that a soul that possesses a habit of virtue, as long as it corresponds faithfully to the actual grace which it receives from God, always produces an act equal in intensity to the habit it possesses; so much so that it acquires each time a new and double merit, equal to the sum of all the merits previously acquired.

Morning Meditation for Friday – Thirteenth Week after Pentecost ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

The wicked have said to God: Depart from us! (Job xxi. 14). When a man consents to mortal sin he says to God: “Go out from my soul, O Lord, and make room for Satan!” Our Blessed Lord complained to St. Bridget, saying: “I am like a monarch banished from his dominions, and on my throne is placed the vilest of plunderers!”

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