The Daily Decade 2, No. 70

Series 10, Episode 10: The Presentation of the Temple

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Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Sabbas, offers prayers for Anthony, who is struggling with depression and anxiety, afflictions all too common in this modern world. We beg the intercession of St. John of the Cross, who had such intimate knowledge of the darkness we experience on our journey to knowing God more perfectly.

Today’s reflection is on the two-fold Presentation in the Temple – the return of the Ark of the Covenant in the person of the Blessed Mother and the fulfilment of the purpose of the Temple with the coming of Christ, making manifest the salvation of the whole world and the humble sacrifice of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 69

Series 10, Episode 9: The Manger and the Crown of Thorns

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Viviana of Rome, offers a requiem for Thomas, a music director at a Catholic parish whose sudden passing has left them in quite a spot to find a replacement of equal talent and devotion.

Today’s reflection is on the Crown of Thorns as it relates to Our Lord’s humble birth – how the King of kings chose the filth and the poverty of the world to manifest His humanity, and yet challenged, and continues to challenge us, to see the face of God in His Face, marred by sweat and dust and blood. We are called to know our God when we look upon Him, and to imitate His meekness, One who with a word made the world and with a word can destroy it, but chose to die for us, by our hands, and in our midst.

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 68

Series 10, Episode 8: The Mercy and the Justice of Pentecost

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Andrew, offers prayers for Faith Agama and Esther Joseph, requested by listener Faustina Gift, for the success and health of pregnancy and the growth of their families in number, health, and faith. We beg the intercession today of St. Gerard Majella and St. Anthony of Padua toward this end.

Today’s reflection is on the Descent of the Holy Ghost as the means whereby we are given everything we need to attain to salvation – not by our own efforts, strengths, or powers of body or intellect, but by proper self-diagnosis before we approach the Divine Physician to heal us with His Grace. We recall what tremendous mercy this represents for us, but also how much more fearful His Judgement will be now that we have no excuses for the sins we ignore. 

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 67

Series 10, Episode 7: The Nativity and our Nativity

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. James della Marca, offers prayers for two anonymous servants of God experiencing difficulties in courtship. We beg the intercession of St. Joseph, betrothed of the Blessed Mother, for healing of this courtship or healing of the servant and handmaid of God if the courtship has ended unsuccessfully.

Today’s reflection considers the Nativity of Our Lord and the way in which it reminds us of our own birth, and therefore of our purpose, and what we must do each day to be pleasing to God and to accept the offer He made to us on the day of His Nativity to come to Him seeking Salvation. 

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 66

Series 10, Episode 6: The Scourging and the god of the Belly

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, offers a Requiem prayer for Kevin, whose name was submitted by friend of the show Walrus Aurelius.

Today’s reflection looks at the Scourging and the example it offers us for discipline and self-conquest as we come to the first Sunday of Advent.

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 65

Series 10, Episode 5: The Last Things in the Ascension

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of Pope St. Clement I, offers prayers for Augustine and Anne, who are struggling with marital troubles. We beg the intercession of Ss. Joachim and Anna, whose marriage produced the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today’s reflection considers the Ascension into Heaven and what it tells us about Christ as we reflect on the Four Last Things – Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell – and the yearning we should have for Christ to correctly approach those things.

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 64

Series 10, Episode 4: The Hour of Our Visitation

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple, offers prayers for Will and Mariah and their unborn baby. We beg the intercession of St. Gerard, patron of expectant mothers, and St. Elizabeth, the mother of St. John the Baptist.

Today’s reflection focuses on St. Elizabeth and the way in which she encounters God when He comes to her, first with the blessing of her pregnancy in old age, and again with the visitation of the Blessed Mother. For Advent, we reflect on how these encounters fit in the long history of direct encounters with the Almighty, and what St. Elizabeth teaches us about how Christians should encounter God.

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 63

Series 10, Episode 3: The Agony of the Incarnation

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Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of the Dedication of Ss. Peter and Paul, offers prayers for Leo, who is suffering from cancer, for his perfect healing, recovery, and full preparedness for the Four Last Things.

Today’s reflection is on the Agony in the Garden as well as the Divine Agony of God the Son humiliating Himself by taking on our fleshly nature, and how awareness of our own humiliation as fallen humans is essential to sharing in the glory of the same God who humiliated Himself for our sakes.

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 62

Series 10, Episode 2: Our Hope in the Resurrection

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Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Gertrude the Great, offers prayers for an anonymous servant of God who is struggling through a divorce. We beg the intercession of St. Thomas More that the sin of divorce might be averted or, at least, that God’s will be fulfilled in minimizing the damage done by this unfortunate human decision.

Today’s reflection considers the Resurrection, the promises kept by Our Lord to us, and what it means to look forward in joyful hope to His Second Coming at the end of days. 

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The Daily Decade 2, No. 61

Series 10, Episode 1: Our Call to the Annunciation

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Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Josaphat of Polotsk, offers prayers for B.Y., his wife, and their unborn baby due in April 2023. We beg the intercession of St. Gerard Majella for the health and success of the pregnancy.

Today’s reflection is on the complex meaning of Angel, and the way in which we serve as angels of annunciation of our Messias to the World, especially as we draw near to Advent, echoing the role played by St. John the Baptist. 

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