“I am the bread of life.”

Spiritual Stepping Stones

Yesterday and today’s Gospel reading for John are laying the groundwork for the discourse of Jesus to come. In yesterday’s account, Jesus shared with the people who gathered about him, the people who had already received the miraculous multiplication of bread, that they were not to “work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life” and Jesus also shared that they were to “believe in the one [God] sent” (see Jn 6:27-29).
In today’s account, the people are asking for a sign, just as Moses gave to their ancestors in the desert. Jesus reminds them that his Father had given them the bread from heaven, and also added: “My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (Jn 6:32-33). Certainly, this offer is appealing, and so…

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Good Shepherd Reflections

✠SELEISI ~ Quadragesima

Beginning with his homily on Good Shepherd Sunday, +Jerome has given extensive teaching concerning the imagery and concept of the Good Shepherd and its practical realisation in the lives of 21C Christians.

Delivered during broadcast Mass on Good Shepherd Sunday 2021

  • His Grace reflects on the personification in Christ of God as the Good Shepherd described in the Old Testament, made a present reality in the fulfilment of Christ’s gospel mission, His passion, death and resurrection;
  • of the Gospel as vocation i.e. God calling humanity to Himself in the voice of the Good Shepherd, via the incarnate Word and of the necessity of the sheep to discern and recognise the voice of the Good Shepherd through Divine Revelation and the Apostolic tradition and doctrine;
  • how to recognise the “hirelings” referred to in the Gospel (John 10) by their nature, behaviour and false teaching, contrasting their doctrine with the constant and…

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Quote of the day, 20 April: St. Raphael Kalinowski

Carmelite Quotes

We must not doubt that God in His mercy has allocated to each one a task that is to be completed in this world. The same applies to the religious life, and if God chooses someone for this way of life He may include some early signs of this vocation. These signs can manifest themselves not only by good conduct, or some special talents, but mainly by an attraction towards spiritual exercises, by great modesty, tenderness of conscience, deference to colleagues, etc. If these characteristics, instead of developing over time, begin to slowly fade or even disappear completely, that must be attributed to negative external influences or the negligence of the people assigned to educate the boy… If a boy, as often happens in our day, lived some time in an unfavorable environment, it is quite a different matter, especially when at the age of twelve or thirteen he begins…

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Romans, Lesson 11

Verse-by-Verse into the WORD

Ancient Capernaum

Lesson 11


omans 5: 6-11, God’s Love.

In Romans 5:5, God poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. After justification, we have peace with God, access to God and promise of heaven with God.

In this passage, Paul speaks on the love of God.

VV 6-8, 6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man, someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God demonstrated His love by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us. Greek for love is ‘’agape’’, which means unconditional and sacrificial love. Jesus sacrificed His life unconditionally by dying on the cross for…

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Psalms 25:14

The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will show them his covenant.


In our world today, if one worships our Father in heaven with all your heart, soul, and strength, in the eyes and minds of the worldly you become a contagion, someone to be avoided. I ponder why? I wonder what it is or how we are to believe and worship as I know no other way.

I find it quite intriguing when an individual is seeking assistance and when you begin to reply and bring forward information that is scripturally sound, but contrary to the individual’s current beliefs and thought process. They either become busy or suddenly have an important meeting, or simply state they don’t believe that deeply or find it hard to believe that way.

I do not take offence but take a…

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അനുദിന വിശുദ്ധർ (Saint of the Day) April 20th – St. Agnes of Montepulciano

https://youtu.be/-K9FUKQ__YE അനുദിന വിശുദ്ധർ (Saint of the Day) April 20th - St. Agnes of Montepulciano അനുദിന വിശുദ്ധർ (Saint of the Day) April 20th - St. Agnes of Montepulciano Nun and foundress in Tuscany. She was born circa 1268 and at the age of nine entered the monastery of Montepulciano, near her home in Gracchiano-Vecchio. Four years … Continue reading അനുദിന വിശുദ്ധർ (Saint of the Day) April 20th – St. Agnes of Montepulciano

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ജോസഫ് ചിന്തകൾ 133 ജോസഫ് പ്രാർത്ഥനയുടെ ഗുരുനാഥൻ   കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷം ഒക്ടോബർ 4-ാം തീയതി വിശുദ്ധ ഫ്രാൻസീസ് അസ്സീസിയുടെ തിരുനാൾ ദിനത്തിൽ ഫ്രാൻസീസ് മാർപാപ്പ ലോകത്തിനു സമ്മാനിച്ച ചാക്രിക ലേഖനമാണ് 'ഫ്രത്തേല്ലി തൂത്തി' Fratelli tutti (എല്ലാവരും സഹോദരര്‍). ഈ ചാക്രിക ലേഖനത്തിൻ്റെ ഉപസംഹാരത്തിൽ "സാർവ്വത്രിക സഹോദരൻ" എന്നു മാർപാപ്പ വിശേഷിപ്പിക്കുന്ന വ്യക്തിയാണ് ട്രാപ്പിസ്റ്റു സന്യാസിയായ വാഴ്ത്തപ്പെട്ട ചാൾസ് ദേ ഫുക്കോൾഡ്. പ്രാർത്ഥനയെപ്പറ്റിയുള്ള ചാൾസിൻ്റെ ദർശനം ഇപ്രകാരമാണ് : "പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കുക എന്നതിൻ്റെ അർത്ഥം ഈശോയെക്കുറിച്ച് സ്നേഹപൂർവ്വം … Continue reading ജോസഫ് പ്രാർത്ഥനയുടെ ഗുരുനാഥൻ

അനുദിനവിശുദ്ധർ – ഏപ്രിൽ 20

⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ April 20 ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️മോണ്ടെ പുള്‍സിയാനോവിലെ വിശുദ്ധ ആഗ്നസ് ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ ടസ്കാനിയിലെ മോണ്ടെ പുള്‍സിയാനോ നിവാസിയായിരുന്നു വിശുദ്ധ ആഗ്നസ്. പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനാ ജീവിതത്തോട് വളരെയേറെ ആദരവും, അത്യുത്സാഹവും വെച്ച് പുലര്‍ത്തിയിരുന്നവളായിരിന്നു വിശുദ്ധ. വളരെ ചെറുപ്പത്തില്‍ തന്നെ തന്റെ വീടിന്റെ ഏതെങ്കിലും മൂലയില്‍ മണിക്കൂറുകളോളം മുട്ടിന്മേല്‍ നിന്ന് ‘സ്വര്‍ഗ്ഗസ്ഥനായ പിതാവും നന്മനിറഞ്ഞ മറിയവും’ ചൊല്ലുക ആഗ്നസിന്‍റെ പതിവായിരുന്നു. ഒമ്പത് വയസ്സായപ്പോള്‍ ആഗ്നസിനെ അവളുടെ മാതാപിതാക്കള്‍ സാക്കിന്‍സിലുള്ള വിശുദ്ധ ഫ്രാന്‍സിസിന്റെ ആശ്രമത്തില്‍ ചേര്‍ത്തു. കര്‍ക്കശമായ സന്യാസ സമൂഹത്തില്‍, സകലര്‍ക്കും മാതൃകയായി അവള്‍ … Continue reading അനുദിനവിശുദ്ധർ – ഏപ്രിൽ 20