Sunday, November 14, 2021

The Feast of St Albert the Great OP, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

"As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” (Luke 18: 35... 43).

Monday of the 33rd week in Ordinary Time is the feast of St Albert the Great (1206 - 1280) German. Bishop, belongs to the Order of Preachers (Dominican), theologian and scientist and Doctor of the Church.
Albert the Great combined his human wisdom and divine faith to advance knowledge and science.
St Albert wrote a great deal on Divine Providence. One of the most comforting is this one below:
“The greater and more persistent your confidence in God, the more abundantly you will receive all that you ask.”

The Gospel of St Mark has Bartimaeus as the name of the man in today's Gospel. Bartimaeus without sight represents a person without faith. Bartimaeus with his sight restored is the type of person who believes. Bartimaeus wanted his sight so badly that he shouted above the noise of the crowd trying to silence him. “Son of David, have pity on me!” Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”

All I have enjoyed in life is as a result of faith.
I am saved by grace through faith.
Scripture says that the man whom God has made righteous shall live by faith. I believe it.
I believe in Prayer.
I believe in the word of God.
I believe in Miracles.
I believe in the mighty, merciful and mysterious Providence of God.
I believe that in the will of God is our peace and prosperity.
I surrender every thing to God.

Bartimaeus immediately received his sight and followed Jesus, giving glory to God. You too can receive anything you ask for with faith.

"Faith in this mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist grows in proportion to the time one gives Me in adoration. It is not enough that My priests should celebrate Holy Mass daily, even correctly and devoutly, if they do not approach Me and remain with Me, who wait for them in the Sacrament of My love. Nothing can replace the intimate experience of My Eucharistic friendship—and this is the experience that I offer to you and to all who seek My Eucharistic Face, all who offer a sacrifice of time to My Eucharistic Heart." (IN SINU JESU, Saturday, October 25, 2008).

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