March 29 -Fifth Sunday of Lent

John 11

“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”  Jn. 11

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What does this mean? Do you believe him? What does Jesus mean when he says that he is the resurrection? What does it mean to live in the resurrection? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

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March 22 -Fourth Sunday of Lent

“Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the LORD looks into the heart.”    — 1 Samuel 16

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What does this mean? Have you been judged on appearances alone? What is in your heart right now? Do you seek to judge as God does? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

March 15 – Third Sunday of Lent

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.” — John 4

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What is the water the Lord gives? What does the Lord mean that one who drinks it will never thirst? How do you drink of this water? Do you thirst for the Lord’s water? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord? Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

March 8 – Second Sunday of Lent

“Lord, it is good that we are here.”  Matt. 17

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully
consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and
feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Are you truly glad to be here with the Lord? Why is it good to be here? What is good about being in the Lord’s presence? Is this a prayer you feel in your heart for yourself? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

March 1 – First Sunday of Lent

 Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned. ”  Psalm 51

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Is it ever a blessing to have a downcast heart? When was the last time you went to confession? Does this prayer express confidence in the Lord? How does your heart feel about this? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

February 23 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” — 1 Cor. 3


Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.


Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?


This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What does it mean for you to be the temple of God? Do you ever experience what it means for the Spirit of God to live in you? What are the implications for this? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?


Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

February 16 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him…”  1 Cor. 2

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Do you ever think of heaven? What has been your imaginings of heaven? Why would God prepare more than we can imagine? How does your heart feel about this? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

February 9 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.” — Psalm 112

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What makes a person just? Do you know anyone who is a light in times of darkness? How would a just person be a light in darkness? Why would a just person be a light to the upright? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

February 2 – The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple

Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. — Hebrews 2

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Have you experienced the help of Jesus in your own times of testing? How was the Lord tested? Have you suffered for righteousness? Do you experience the Lord in his humanity? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

January 26 – Sunday of the Word of God

“The Lord is my light and my salvation.” — Psalm 27

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Is this a refrain you are able to say for yourself? What does it mean for the Lord to be your light? What is salvation for you? How confident are you in making this statement? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

January 19 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Psalm 40

“Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.” Psalm 40

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Is this a refrain you are able to say for yourself? How do you know what is the will of God? What would it be like if someone was able to say this with confidence? Do you know anyone who consistently performs the will of God? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

January 12- The Baptism of the Lord: Isaiah 42

“I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice…” Isaiah 42

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What is the victory of justice? Do you know what justice means in the mind of God? What would the victory of justice look like? What does it mean that you are called to this victory? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

January 5 – Epiphany of the Lord

“Where is the newborn king of the Jews.” — Matthew 2

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What do the Magi mean by this? Is Jesus king of your life? Does the imagery of a king work today? Why would the Word of God use the title “king” for Jesus? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

December 29, 2019 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

“Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another… ” — Col. 3

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Is there anyone in your family who is need of receiving this message? Do you consider yourself among the chosen? What does “heart-felt” mean? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

December 22, 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

“To all the beloved of God…” Romans 1

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Who are the beloved of God? Do you consider yourself among them? What does it mean to be beloved of God? What difference would it make if you used this as a title for yourself and others?  Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

December 15, 2019 – Third Sunday of Advent

“Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.”  — James 5

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What does it mean for you that the Lord is coming? How is the Lord’s coming at hand? Why does James consider this an important message? How should you prepare for the coming of the Lord?  Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

December 8, 2019 – Second Sunday of Advent

“Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God. ”   — Romans 15

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy. Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? Is there someone in particular you need to welcome this Advent season? Have you felt welcomed by others lately? Why would St. Paul insist on welcoming one another? How does welcoming one another glorify God?  Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.

December 1, 2019 – First Sunday in Advent

“Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” — Matthew 24:42

Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.

Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully
consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?

This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What does the Lord mean by this? From what are we awaking? Why would the Lord insist on being awake? Is the Lord threatening us, warning us or preparing us?  Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?

Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.