Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



The Power of Witness
Matthew 10:17-22 Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent Today I will look for the positive side in everyone I meet. I will look beyond their limitations. I will forgive anyone who might offend me.

Flesh, Glory, Grace
John 1:1-18 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Advent Today I will strive to show special joy and goodness in my relations with others, especially with my family. I will look for an extra way to make each of them happy today.

Heaven Holds the Key
Luke 1:67-79 Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent Today, I will strive to edify others through my words.

From Beggar to Benefactor
Luke 1:39-45 Saturday of the Thirth Week of Advent Today, I will strive to share my experience of God with at least one person I meet.

Favor Is the Key
Luke 1:46-56 Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent Today, out of gratitude for the many blessings I have received, I will give something good to someone in need.

A Journey of Faith and Love
Luke 1:39-45 Fourth Sunday of Advent I will share my faith this Christmas season with a friend or relative in need.

Mary's Fiat
Luke 1:26-38 Saturday of the Thirth Week of Advent I will pray for a young person to have the strength to follow a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life.

Doubting Zechariah
Luke 1:5-25 Friday of the Thirth Week of Advent I will pray a Hail Mary for the ability to say "yes" to God’s plans in my life.

Just Joseph
Matthew 1:18-25 Thursday of the Thirth Week of Advent I will agree to one request (big or small) today to help someone.

The Deeper Meaning of My Life
Matthew 1:1-17 Wednesday of the Thirth Week of Advent Today I will examine my conscience and prepare my soul to make a good confession, so that my heart might be a worthy dwelling for the baby Jesus who is coming.

Charity for All
Luke 3:10-18 Second Sunday of Advent I will perform a special act of charity today for someone at home, work or school.

Bethlehem and the Cross
Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13 Saturday of the Second Week of Advent I will seek to recognize God’s presence in my day by patiently welcoming the suffering and trials he permits, so he can bring about a greater good.

A Lesson about the Heart
Matthew 11: 16-19 Friday of the Second Week of Advent I will strive to interpret the actions of others in a positive way, excusing any defects I may perceive.

A Kingdom for the Violent?
Matthew 11:11-15 Thursday of the Second Week of Advent Today, when I experience something painful or difficult, I will offer up the unpleasantness to God, knowing it is nothing in comparison to the reward of heaven that awaits me.

"God Is with You"
Luke 1:26-38 Friday of the Thirth Week of Advent In a difficult situation, I will pray a "Hail Mary," asking Mary for help in being faithful.

There's No Shepherd like the Good Shepherd
Matthew 18:12-14 Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent Each time I fall today, I will get back up again immediately, because I will have confidence in my Good Shepherd's loving mercy.

The Paralytic Versus the Pharisees
Luke 5: 17-26 Monday of the Second Week of Advent Today I will look for solutions to the problems that come my way, and I will renew my intention to perform my duties for God’s glory throughout the day.

Prepare the Way of the Lord!
Luke 3:1-6 Second Sunday of Advent I will offer up three simple invocations spread throughout today, telling Jesus I love him and wish to prepare my heart to welcome him this Christmas.

Holiness Is Just a "Yes" Away!
Luke 1: 26-38 Monday of the Second Week of Advent I will take a moment to encourage another person to strive for holiness, too. In a special way, I will be mindful to encourage young people to be open to the consecrated vocation, should the Lord be calling them.

When We Show Humility and Faith, You Act, O Lord
Matthew 9:27-31 Friday of the First Week of Advent I will offer a word or gesture of encouragement to somebody in need.

Flood-Proof
Matthew 7: 21, 24-27 Thursday of the First Week of Advent I will do one external act of witness to the faith

Jesus is the Bread of Life
Matthew 15: 29-37 Wednesday of the First Week of Advent I will pause sometime during the day––perhaps before lunch––and make a spiritual communion by inviting Christ into my heart. I will thank him for the gift of himself in the blessed Eucharist and renew my confidence in him.

God's Ways
Luke 10:21-24 Tuesday of the First Week of Advent I will open my heart more widely to God's plan for my life.

Faith that Moves Rain Clouds
Matthew 8:5-11 Monday of the First Week of Advent Just before lunch, I will make a simple act of faith in Christ, that he is guiding and protecting me.

Make Ready, the Lord is Coming
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 First Sunday of Advent I will begin some form of daily Advent reminder for myself and those I live with so we can prepare our hearts for Christmas: Advent wreath, Advent calendar, Jesse Tree etc.

Ready or Not?
Luke 21: 34-36 Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time I will pray today for the soul in purgatory who was most distracted or least prepared for “that day” of his death.

A Decisive Response
I will give up something today

Scary Times
Luke 21: 20-28 Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time I will make a fresh effort to get rid of the biggest vice in my life.

Costly Catholicism
Luke 21: 12-19 Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In conversation or in an e-mail I will use a line of Christ’' wisdom from the Gospel.

Why So Glum?
Luke 21: 5-11 Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time I will make a small sacrifice or offer up a special prayer for someone suffering today.


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