At first glance, it may seem odd to look at the scripture of the woman at the well in conjunction with celebrating our angels. But combined with a homily from St. John Chrysostom, and the help of our Guardian angel, we too can accept the transforming love of God.
Pondering the nativity of Mary brings forth the truth that with God nothing, is insignificant.
False visionaries abound in these difficult times. Imagine God standing before you with arms full of presents and offering for you to take any that you wish, as many as you wish. Yet you say to Him “not now God, I want to read this seer’s blog first” and turn away from the Creator and Sustainer of your very existence! What could be more offensive than that?
Like any of our saints, Anne was a real person who now enjoys being in the presence of God in Heaven (Beatific Vision) and whom God has given to us to mentor, guide and protect. But of all the saints, she (and Mary) were likely the only ones to have cleaned Jesus’ nappy, and there’s got to be something special in that.
The feast day of St. Mary Magdalene is upon us. Mary Magdalene is named in all four Gospels of the bible and is known to be the woman referred to at other times when not named. In comparison, the only other woman named so frequently is our Holy Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. What does the Holy Spirit want us to learn from the Magdala?
This saintly royal gave of herself tirelessly to bring God’s love to others. Friend of the poor, the prostitutes, the clergy and the saints of her time, her prayer for conversion of lost souls is timely for us today.