Meditations

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Corpus Christi Cathedral – Corpus Christi, TX

Even though we have online access to the Word among us, the concluding thought on its daily meditation is lost once the day passes; so I’ll post the timely nuggets here weekly (newest to oldest) along with a photo of Sunday’s altar.

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it” (Psalm 118:24).

Links of interest:  Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire): articles / blog / facebook / homilies / videos…  Catholics on Call (newsletters)…  CHAUSA homily aids…  Creighton Online Ministries…  Daily Bread: pencil preaching / signup / devotionals (audio, pdf)…  Dominican Friars: homilies (signup) / preaching…  Fr. Tito Ayo, SOLT: Hope in the word (Sunday reflections) / One word. Only hope. (blog)…  Gospel Page…  Gratefulness…  Ignatian Spirituality Living Faith…  Living our faith (Don Schwager)…  Living the Good News…  Mary McGlone (NCR)…  National Fellowship of Catholic Men (Sunday readings & questions)…  Saints: date / name…  St. Jude blog…  Ten “M’s” on the highway to heaven / places to find excellent homilies online…  USCCB: daily readings / FAQs / reflections…  the Word among us…  The word for every season (Bergant)…

WP pages…  M 2016…  Saints…  St. Joseph

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Our Lady of Good Counsel – Brownsville, TX

February 19 – 25, 2017: 7th week in Ordinary Time

Father, help me to love, not hate.  Help me to take another step toward the perfection you want for me (February 2017, p. 41).

I believe, Lord!  Help my unbelief! ( p. 42).

Lord, I want to cling to you.  Help me to counter trials with trust (p. 43).

Lord, I trust you.  Help me to say “yes” to you each step along the path of my life (p. 44).

“Thank you, Jesus, for all the grace you have ready for me today” (p. 45).

Lord Jesus, send your Spirit out on all those families wounded by divorce.  Let them know that your grace can break the chains of hatred, mistrust, and unforgiveness.  Shine your light into their darkness (p. 46).

Jesus, there is so much you want to offer me.  Help me bring my big and little challenges to you.  Teach me how to become as dependent as a little child (p. 47).

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Corpus Christi, TX

February 12 – 18, 2017: 6th week in Ordinary Time

Jesus, I rejoice in the mystery of your plan.  Thank you, Lord, for offering me a share in your glory! (February 2017, p. 34).

Father, thank you for your patience!  Thank you for your faithfulness and commitment to me! (p. 35).

Jesus, open my eyes and my ears.  Teach me to love as you loved— from the heart (p. 36).

Thank you, Jesus, that you are committed to making me whole.  Help me to be as patient with myself as you are (p. 37).

“Father, help me to see your strength at work in the weakest areas of my life today”
(p. 38).

“Father, thank you for giving me a name that can never be taken from me”
(p. 39).

“Jesus, thank you for the power of your love and the hope of heaven!” (p. 40).

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

February 5 – 11, 2017: 5th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, help me to shine your light everywhere I go” (February 2017, p. 27).

Jesus, you are the Messiah!  Heal me, and let me experience your love for me (p. 28).

“Father, your majesty shines through everything you have made— even me!” (p. 29).

“Jesus, I want to love you first and foremost, and I want that love to impact everything I do today” (p. 30).

Lord, help me to reach out to those who feel like outsiders.  Help me show them your love and mercy (p. 31).

“Jesus, help me to notice the unnoticed, speak for the voiceless, and share your love with all” (p. 32).

Father, thank you for your generosity to me.  Lord, I trust in you!” (p. 33).

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Our Lady of Good Counsel – Brownsville, TX

January 29 – February 4, 2017: 4th week in Ordinary Time

Thank you, Jesus, that your kingdom will come.  I place my hope in you (January 2017, p. 49).

Thank you, Lord, for having changed me.  Now help me to be an effective witness to your power (p. 50).

Jesus, I don’t want to hide from you.  Come, and touch me with your healing love (p. 51).

“Lord, may your grace flow through me to everyone I meet today” (February 2017,
p. 23).

“Holy Spirit, help me to recognize you as you break into my life today” (p. 24).

Lord, thank you for the people in my life who have helped me grow closer to you.  Help me to imitate their faith so that I can continue this “unbroken chain of witnesses” (p. 25).

“Holy Spirit, move my heart with Jesus’ compassion so that I can respond with love at any moment” (p. 26).

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Our Lady of Good Counsel – Brownsville, TX

January 22 – 28, 2017: 3rd week in Ordinary Time

Come, Lord, and heal all divisions.  Make our churches and families beacons of your love (January 2017, p. 42).

Lord, you have loved me with a love beyond understanding.  I worship and adore you, Jesus, for your incomparable gift of salvation (p. 43).

Jesus, give me the wisdom and grace I need to make my relationship with you my highest goal and my deepest desire (p. 44).

Jesus, you long for unity more than I can imagine.  Give me your desire that all may be one, and help me do all I can to make it happen (p. 45).

“Holy Spirit, teach me how to reach out to people I meet at church” (p. 46).

Lord, I trust you to bring about my growth.  Help me cooperate with your work of grace (p. 47).

Father, thank you for the gift of faith!  Help me to take one more step forward today (p. 48).

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

January 15 – 21, 2017: 2nd week in Ordinary Time

Jesus, you are the Lamb of God.  Come, Lord, and open my eyes! (January 2017, p. 35).

Jesus, reveal yourself to me today!  Let me see the hope I have in you
(p. 36).

Thank you, Father, for the hope and confidence that your promises give me.  Thank you for anchoring me to you! (p. 37).

Holy Spirit, open my heart to my brothers and sisters.  Unite us so that, together, we can witness to your love (p. 38).

Jesus, thank you for knowing me and loving me so completely.  I lift my face to you.  Come and touch me to the very core of my being (p. 39).

Jesus, thank you for choosing me as your ambassador.  Help me know you more deeply so that I can represent you today (p. 40).

“Jesus, thank you for your blood poured out for me!” (p. 41).

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

January 8 – 14, 2017: Epiphany of the Lord / 1st week in Ordinary Time

Holy Spirit, thank you for guiding me.  Help me to follow your lead today (January 2017, p. 28).

Thank you, Father, for reminding me how precious I am to you and how much you have in store for me (p. 29).

Father, open my eyes to your loving authority.  Help me to imitate you in all of my relationships (p. 30).

Jesus, help me to know you more.  I want to follow you all the days of my life (p. 31).

“Lord, thank you for stretching out your hand to touch me” (p. 32).

Jesus, I choose to turn to you.  Show me what it means to rest in your presence (p. 33).

Lord, thank you for being with me in my times of strength and times of temptation.  Help me to recognize your presence.  I receive all the grace you have for me (p. 34).

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Corpus Christi, TX

January 1 – 7, 2017: Solemnity of Mary, holy mother of God / 2nd week of Christmas

Jesus, let my soul magnify you.  Let my spirit rejoice in your salvation (January 2017, p. 21).

“Father, thank you for loving me and making me your child” (p. 22).

Lord Jesus, your name is my salvation.  May your name— Jesus— be ever in my thoughts, on my lips, and in my heart (p. 23).

Lord, thank you for what you have already done in my life.  May I never lose sight of you and your grace (p. 24).

Lord, help me seek peace in my relationships.  Give me the grace and courage to take the plunge toward healing (p. 25).

Thank you, Jesus, for the gift of faith.  Lord, I believe in you! (p. 26).

Jesus, change my ordinary life into something excellent and extraordinary so that it overflows with your life and love (p. 27).

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Corpus Christi Cathedral – Corpus Christi, TX

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Links of interest:  Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire): articles / blog / facebook / homilies / videos…  Catholics on Call (newsletters)…  CHAUSA homily aids…  Creighton Online Ministries…  Daily Bread: pencil preaching / signup / devotionals (audio, pdf)…  Dominican Friars: homilies (signup) / preaching…  Fr. Tito Ayo, SOLT: Hope in the word (Sunday reflections) / One word. Only hope. (blog)…  Gospel Page…  Gratefulness…  Ignatian Spirituality…  Living Faith…  Living our faith (Don Schwager)…  Living the Good News…  Mary McGlone (NCR)…  National Fellowship of Catholic Men (Sunday readings & questions)…  Saints: date / name…  St. Jude blog…  Ten “M’s” on the highway to heaven / places to find excellent homilies online…  USCCB: daily readings / FAQs / reflections…  the Word among us…  The word for every season (Bergant)…

WP pages…  M 2016…  Saints…  St. Joseph

© Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. and Shared thoughts…, 2008.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. and Shared thoughts… with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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