Evening Meditations for the Twenty-second Tuesday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

God is all goodness to those who seek Him. The Lord is good to the soul that seeketh him (Lam. iii. 25). No one has ever put his trust in God, and had to remain abandoned by Him: None had hoped in the Lord, and been confounded (Ecclus. ii. 11). God lets Himself be found even by those who seek Him not. I was found by them that did not seek me (Rom. x. 20).

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: October 31st On the Four Cardinal Virtues

A brief meditation for Christians from Bishop ✠Richard Challoner for everyday of the year.

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil of All Saints

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil of All Saints

Morning Meditation for Tuesday – Twenty-second Week after Pentecost ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Many there are who ask graces from God but do not obtain them. And why is this? St. James answers and says they receive not because they do not ask as they should. You ask and receive not, because you ask amiss (iv. 3). How can God hear the sinner who prays to Him to be freed from affliction, when he will not abandon sin which is the cause of all his miseries? We cannot expect to be heard unless our prayer be accompanied by a firm purpose to amend.

Morning Meditation for Tuesday – Twenty-second Week after Pentecost ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Many there are who ask graces from God but do not obtain them. And why is this? St. James answers and says they receive not because they do not ask as they should. You ask and receive not, because you ask amiss (iv. 3). How can God hear the sinner who prays to Him to be freed from affliction, when he will not abandon sin which is the cause of all his miseries? We cannot expect to be heard unless our prayer be accompanied by a firm purpose to amend.

Evening Meditations for the Twenty-second Monday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

In general, as St. Thomas says, to foresee and reflect upon the trials that may come is a help to bear them with fortitude. Jesus Christ said to His disciples: In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world (Jo. xvi. 33). My children, know that in the world you shall be afflicted and despised; but have confidence in Me Who have conquered the world.

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: October 30th On the Christian’s conflict

A brief meditation for Christians from Bishop ✠Richard Challoner for everyday of the year.

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria of Sunday XXII Post Pentecost

Let us remember today that we must render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, i.e., observe the law of Justice, and render to God the things that are God’s, i.e., the soul made in the image of its Creator must render to Him the tribute of adoration and obedience.

Spiritual Reading for Monday – Twenty-second Week After Pentecost

Consider yourself the greatest sinner on this earth. They who are truly humble, because they are most perfectly enlightened by God, possess the most perfect knowledge, not only of the Divine perfections, but also, of their own miseries and sins.

Morning Meditation for Monday – Twenty-second Week after Pentecost ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

God wishes that we should all be saved, as the Apostle assures us when he says God will have all men to be saved (1 Tim. ii. 4). And although He sees so many sinners who deserve hell, He does not wish any of them to be lost but that they be restored to grace by penance and saved. Not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance (2 Peter iii. 9).

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