John 14:27 May peace be with you; my peace I give to you: I give it not as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled; let it be without fear.


Luke 6:23 Be glad in that day, and be lifted up for joy, for your reward in heaven will be great: for their fathers did these same things to the prophets.


Mark 12:30 And you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength


Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sower & the Seed

Let It Grow

When we accept the word of God, then we are the Field of Faith!
Please, let Christ and his word enter your life; let the seed of the
Word of God enter, let it blossom, and let it grow. . . . What
kind of ground are we? What kind of ground do we want to be?
Maybe sometimes we are like the path: we hear the Lord’s word
but it changes nothing in our lives because we let ourselves be
numbed by all the superficial voices competing for our attention.
. . . Or perhaps we are like the rocky ground: we receive
Jesus with enthusiasm, but we falter and, faced with difficulties,
we don’t have the courage to swim against the tide. . . . Or
maybe we are like the thorny ground: negativity, negative feelings
choke the Lord’s word in us (cf. Matt 13:18-22). . . .
I know that you want to be good soil, true Christians,
authentic Christians, not part-time Christians: “starchy,” aloof
and Christian in “appearance only.” I know that you don’t
want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and
call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you are
aiming high, at long-lasting decisions which are meaningful.
Is that true, or am I wrong? Am I right? Good. If it is true, let’s
do this: in silence, let us all look into our hearts and each one
of us tell Jesus that we want to receive the seed of his Word.
Say to him: Jesus, look upon the stones, the thorns, and the
weeds that I have, but look also upon this small piece of
ground that I offer to you so that the seed may enter my heart.
In silence, let us allow the seed of Jesus to enter our hearts.
Remember this moment. Everyone knows the seed that has
been received. Allow it to grow, and God will nurture it.
Pope Francis, Prayer Vigil at World Youth Day, July 2013
Prior to being elected pope on March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Today's Saint Highlight : St. Timothy

And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." Mathew 4:19

Jesus called Peter and Andrew to be his disciples.  They immediately dropped and left everything and followed Him. What did they leave behind? They left their livelihood, their families and friends. They followed Him! As Jesus began to round up his troops, He did not discriminate. He chose all kinds of people, from fisherman to tax collectors, prostitutes and pharisees and later on Paul called the Gentiles. Jesus calls us all to take up our things, our stuff and leave it behind and follow Him. We are called through baptism to unite ourselves within Him and for Him, to spread the Good News to all! To share in the glory of salvation! St. Paul reminds us, "Let there be no fractions; rather be united in mind and judgement." (1Corinthians1:10-17) Can you follow the light of salvation? Can you leave all the baggage of the world behind and follow Him?  "The people of darkness have seen a great light." (Isaiah 9:2) Who is that light? It is Christ! If we follow him will our all, we too illuminate that light. Imagine, If we all radiated the light of Christ, we would eliminate the darkness of the this world and what a world it would be!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pope Francis: Come Follow Me in 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Behold the lamb of God"

"Behold the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." John 1:29
Every time I hear those words, I imagine a deep theatrical voice speaking in with such authority. It was not the voice of James Earl Jones who spoke them it was John the Baptist, a hermit, the messenger of God who came to prepare the way of the Lord. He knew and recognized and beheld the Lamb of God. Jesus invites us, as he did his disciples, to follow him.We are called to testify that He is the son of God by what we say and all we do.

To follow the Lamb of God we must be open to let him in our lives. Here I am Lord: I come do your will.                                                                                                                                                         Psalm 40

Dearest Jesus, I ask you to work through me.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

1225 AD - Canticle of the Sun - Praise of the Creatures

How do you Praise the Lord? Do you think of Him everyday in everything you do?
Sometimes the world takes over our lives. We get caught up in the din of the world and forget about God. We need to see Jesus in everything and everyone. When we set our eyes and focus on Christ the craziness of the world subsides and what is important takes precedence.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Secular Franciscan Order...come and see..

Is God Calling you to the 

Secular Franciscan Order? 

Come and See.......