Monday, May 02, 2016

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Daily Bread!
"I WISH TO KNOW CHRIST" (Phil 3:10) - One Bread, One Body, May 3, 2016
Sts. Philip & James
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 | Psalm 19:2-5 | John 14:6-14

" 'Philip,' Jesus replied, 'after I have been with you all this time, you still do not know Me?' " —John 14:9

The apostle Philip lived, ate, drank, slept, and traveled with Jesus. After three years, Jesus had to conclude that Philip still did not know Him (Jn 14:9).

After three similar years, the apostle Peter admitted this same fact. Peter looked ... More

I TOLD YOU SO... - One Bread, One Body, May 2, 2016
St. Athanasius
Acts 16:11-15 | Psalm 149:1-6, 9 | John 15:26—16:4

"I have told you..." —John 16:1, 4

Jesus mentions twice in today's Gospel reading that He told the apostles something in advance. First, Jesus warns them that He told them "all this" so that their faith may not be shaken under worldly pressure, and therefore they may not fall ... More

TEACHING ABSTINENCES - One Bread, One Body, May 1, 2016
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 | Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 | Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8 | John 14:23-29

"The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit Whom the Father will send in My name, will instruct you in everything, and remind you of all that I told you." —John 14:26

The Holy Spirit will teach us everything (Jn 14:26). To receive true, profound, practical teaching on all that we need to know, we must be teachable, that is, docile. It's easy to be teachable to the Spirit on some things, but it takes a miracle ... More

<U>DAILY</U> BREAD - One Bread, One Body, Apr 30, 2016
Pope St. Pius V
Acts 16:1-10 | Psalm 100:1-3, 5 | John 15:18-21

"The congregations grew stronger in faith and daily increased in numbers." —Acts 16:5

The early Church grew in numbers daily. "Day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved" (Acts 2:47). The early Church grew daily because:

  • "They went to the temple area together every day, while in their ... More

OBEDIENCE SCHOOL - One Bread, One Body, Apr 29, 2016
St. Catherine of Siena
Acts 15:22-31 | Psalm 57:8-10, 12 | John 15:12-17

"This is My commandment: love one another as I have loved you." —John 15:12

Gentile Christians were commanded by the leaders of the early Church to change their eating habits and sexual practices (see Acts 15:20). People are usually very resistant to limitations on their food consumption or sexual activity. However, the ... More

MEETING(S) OF THE MINDS - One Bread, One Body, Apr 28, 2016
St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis Mary de Montfort
Acts 15:7-21 | Psalm 96:1-3, 10 | John 15:9-11

"The apostles and the presbyters accordingly convened to look into the matter. After much discussion, Peter took the floor." —Acts 15:6-7

This meeting of the leaders of the early church in Jerusalem was one of the most important in history. This is not because they ruled against the necessity of circumcision for Gentile Christians but because they removed an obstacle to world ... More

THE ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING - One Bread, One Body, Apr 27, 2016
Acts 15:1-6 | Psalm 122:1-5 | John 15:1-8

"You are clean already, thanks to the word I have spoken to you." —John 15:3

We must let the Lord clean us so that we can bear fruit abundantly. If we don't let the Lord clean us "in the bath of water by the power of the word" (Eph 5:26), we will be thrown into the fire to be burned (Jn 15:6). "Blessed are the clean of ... More

Pentecost Novena
The Pentecost Novena is the first of all novenas, nine days of prayer. After Jesus' Ascension into heaven, He commanded His disciples to come together in the upper room to devote themselves to constant prayer (Acts 1:14). They prayed for nine days before receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

Praying for a New Pentecost
This list of Biblical prayers for the coming of the Holy Spirit can renew and change your life. Come Holy Spirit, give us a new Pentecost!


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