Saturday, November 29, 2008

Armor against hell

"God, our Father, by the waters of baptism you gave new life to the faithful. May we not succumb to the influence of evil but remain true to your gift of life….." (Mass Prayer in the Season of Easter)

The third of the 15 promises of the Virgin Mary to Christians to recite the Rosary is this:

"The Rosary will be a powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies."

The secret of not succumbing to the influence of evil is to say the Rosary every day.


Friday, November 28, 2008


"In baptism we have died with Christ, and we have risen to new life in heaven, because we believed in the power of God who raised him, from the dead." Colossians 2: 12)

We died with Christ in baptism. Immersion in water symbolized our dying. We also rose to new life in baptism.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jesus in the inside

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in that person." (John 6: 56)

Thank you Jesus for the gift of the Eucharist. I accept your word as true. May it be done to me according to your word.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chosen Instrument

"Go, for this is my chosen instrument to bring my name before gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel." (Acts 9: 5)

Paul is Christ's instrument for world evangelization. Find out what you have been chosen for.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Peace of Christ

"Let the peace of Christ control your hearts." (Colossians 3: 15)

Let the peace of Christ provide you with immunity from the turbulence in the world. The peace of Christ acts on the soul like immunization acts on the body. It protects the soul from viral attacks that destabilize the soul. Exposed to these attacks without protection, the soul is in mortal danger of great damage. The enemy of mankind is most potent when the soul is destabilized by worries, doubts, anxieties and fears.

"Let the peace of Christ control your hearts." (Colossians 3: 15)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Holy Exchange

"Lord God, by this holy exchange of gifts you share with us your divine life. Grant that everything we do may be directed by the knowledge of your truth……"

We bring bread and wine, the fruits of human labor to God in the Eucharist. We take from God the gift of the Body and Blood of His Son, Jesus. Through this gift, we share in God's divine life.

If all our thoughts, words and deeds are directed by the knowledge of God's truth, then we live truly as Jesus lived.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Guarantee of Eternal Life

"I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world." (John 6: 51)

Two promises of the Eucharist to note today:

  1. Guarantee of eternal life
  2. Freedom from hunger and thirst from matter