Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Jerome, offers prayers for the sick on behalf of Patricia, who is suffering very advanced dementia, for which cause we also ask St. Joseph to intercede for her as Patron of a Happy Death.
Today’s reflection is on the Crucifixion, and the way in which it expressed the heart and soul of our religion as a manifestation of our most fundamental creed, the Pater Noster.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Wenceslaus, offers prayers for long-time listener and friend of the prayercast, Harambeson, for a safe and stable work environment. We beg the intercession, naturally, of St. Joseph the Worker for this intention.
Today’s reflection is on the Coronation of Our Lady and the way it reflects the general resurrection we all look forward to, the Resurrection not only of our souls, but of our bodies and therefore of the greater whole in which they participate with those who are bound to us by shared genetics, just as Our Lady is bound to Our Lord in this unique way, and what it means to be “worthy of the promise” of this resurrection.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of Ss. Cyprian and Justina, offers prayers for listener Veritas, his wife, and their unborn child, for health, strength, and the protection of God over them. We beg the intercession of St. Joseph as patron of fathers and workers and St. Gerard as patron of the unborn.
Today’s reflection considers how we seek Jesus, or ought to seek Him, as part of our persevering quest for the Kingdom of Heaven and the peace and tranquility it promises us, sojourners as we are in this world of sin and death.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of Pope St. Linus, offers prayers for a nameless teacher of listener EuphoricAurora, who runs the Alithea Xediplothike channel on Telegram. This teacher has a cancer of the skin; we offer prayers for the sick and a brief appeal to St. Bartholomew for his perfect healing.
Today’s reflection is on the way of the Cross as well as the two ways people live and seek Christ which err from the path to Calvary – namely to take the burden of the Cross but without Christ, and to desire Christ and all His Promises but without the Cross of struggle and suffering. We must seek the third, correct way, since the Life He promises comes from the struggle and suffering of the Cross.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Matthew, offers prayers on behalf of Elena, for her conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism, submitted by listener Grand Nagus. We beg the intercession of Ss. Ignatius of Loyola, Peter Canisius, Robert Bellermine, and Francis Xavier, all disputants with the Protestants and great proselytizers of the Faith.
We reflect today on the Assumption, and what this mystery contains to be imitated, and what promises we might obtain from considering the Assumption of the Mother of God – who she was, who we are, and how we might reflect her virtues and benefit from her merits.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Januarius and his Companions, offers prayers for the wayward family members of listener Moralis Retrogradus. We beg the intercession of the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph and appeal to Christ directly, invoking the Holy Family for M.R.’s family.
Today’s reflection considers the Holy Family at the Presentation, and the way in which our humanity and our Christianity depend so much on our family, both before us and after us, and how just as the Blessed Humanity of Our Lord depends on His Mother and her guardian, St. Joseph, the Foster-Father of Our Lord.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Stephen of Hungary, offers a Requiem for Marilyn, a good Catholic matriarch who recently passed, submitted by an anonymous listener.
Today’s reflection is on the Crowning of Thorns, or on the King who wore the Crown, and how He is received by the people when He is recognized by Pilate (“Behold the man…behold your king”) and when he is pointed out by St. John the Baptist (“Behold the Lamb of God”). Do we desire God only for His Mercy, or for His Justice and Mercy both? To be the Lamb only, or our King also?
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus, offers prayers for long-time listener Sentinel Roo, for assistance with OCD and habits of vice. We beg the intercession of the Little Flower of Jesus, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, well-known both for her personal discipline and for bearing the cross of scrupulosity.
Today’s reflection is on the Descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, and the entry of the Holy Ghost into our everyday devotional lives, and what patience and a sense of humble recognition of the state of our soul do to help us receive the inspiration He brings.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, offers prayers for Ally and her struggle with substance abuse and addiction, an intention submitted by listener Sentinel Roo. We beg the intercession of St. Bernadette Soubirous, visionary of Lourdes and exemplar of innocence and humility before God and the world.
Today’s reflection is on childlike trust in God, and the journey we take through life on the path to Sainthood – and how it reflects, or is anticipated by, the journey taken by St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem so the Messias might be born in the City of David.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Zephyrinus, offers prayers for the repose of the soul of a Dr. Whitcroft, submitted by a friend of the prayercast. In lieu of appealing to a saint, we pray a Requiem for the same.
Today’s reflection is on the scourging, in a sort of roundabout way, but more it forces us to consider how deliberate God’s choices are, and why He should have determined that the perfect time, place, and circumstances of His Passion should have been during the Roman occupation of Judea.