Evening Meditations for the Thirteenth Saturday 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 2nd

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Stephen, King of Hungary

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Stephen of Hungary

Spiritual Reading for Saturday – Thirteenth Week After Pentecost

It is certain that a child’s good or evil conduct in life depends on his being brought up well or ill. Nature itself teaches every parent to attend to the education of his offspring. He who has given them being ought to endeavour to make life useful to them. God gives children to parents, not that they may assist the family, but that they may be brought up in the fear and love of God, and be directed in the way of eternal salvation. “We have,” says St. John Chrysostom, “a great deposit in children; let us attend to them with great care.”

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

The great name of Mary, which was given to the Divine Mother, did not come to her from her parents, nor was it given to her by the mind or will of man, as is the case with other names given to children, but it came from Heaven, as many of the Holy Fathers tell us, and was given by a Divine ordinance. “The name of Mary came from the treasury of the Divinity.”

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