Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi, offers prayers for Natalie, Ryan, and their unborn baby Jude, for safe delivery and continued growth in health and devotion as a family. Today is a bit unusual, since it is a Friday but we nevertheless pray in English and beg the intercession of St. Gerard – this intention was originally supposed to be offered this past Monday, the Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs.
Today’s reflection is on the Crucifixion and the way Christ reveals his triune identity as Son of David, Son of Man, and Son of God even as He dies for us on the Cross, as a last effort to win the hearts of the stubborn people to whom He was sent. Instead, He wins the thief and centurion – Ss. Dismas and Longinus.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Lawrence, offers prayers for Vernon, that he may grow in closeness to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. We beg the intercession of St. Joseph and the Blessed Mother for this intention.
Today’s reflection is about the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, what it means when we say “Our Lady”, and how we render service to God by honoring His Mother.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, Curé d’Ars, offers prayers for the handmaiden of God from Alithea, for her safety and well-being in a new school setting. We beg the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas as patron of scholarship and chastity.
Today’s reflection is on the profundity of God’s love for His people, the simplicity of His teaching, and the heartbreak of our failures to respond to that love.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of the Dedication of Our Lady of the Snows in Rome, offers prayers for a nameless handmaid of God with a cerebral hemorrhage. We offer the prayers of the sick from the Rite of Extreme Unction.
Today’s reflection is on the Way of the Cross as a portrait of Christian life and the way we live it as Christians both each day and throughout our lives.
Today’s Daily Decade, for the Feast of the Finding of the Relics of St. Stephen Protomartyr, offers prayers for an anonymous servant of God committed by his family to a psych ward. We beg the intercession of Ss. Benedict of Nursia and Michael the Archangel, both powerful warriors in the fight against the devil and his angels.
Today’s reflection considers the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and what both Mary and the other Saints teach us by their example about habits of holiness and keeping our minds before God at all times.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Peter in Chains, offers prayers for Daniel and his conversion to the Catholic Faith. We ask the intercession of St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast was yesterday.
Today’s reflection is on the meaning of the Temple as a tool of God to manifest Himself and why we need temples in our own lives, including our own bodies.
Today’s Daily Decade, on the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen, offers a Requiem for Deb, who passed after a long battle with cancer.
Today’s reflection is on the Scourging at the Pillar, and why the physicality of the Passion was necessary and reflects the necessity of physicality and the material world in our own spiritual lives, because it alone enables us to live the Faith actively.