Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Fullness of God


First Day - 1 Kings 19:1-8

Second Day - Psalm 63

Third Day - Psalm 65

Forth Day - Isaiah 55:1-11

Fifth Day - Jeremiah 31:10-14

Sixth Day - Matthew 15:32-38

Seventh Day - John 4:1-15

Eighth Day - John 6:25-51

Ninth Day - Ephesians 3:14-21


In him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.  (Colossians 1:19)

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Novena of Meditations on Christ the King


First Day - Psalm 2

Second Day - Daniel 7:9-14

Third Day - Matthew 25:31-46

Fourth Day - Luke 23:35-43

Fifth Day - John 18:33-37

Sixth Day - John 19:1-16

Seventh Day - 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Eighth Day - Colossians 1:12-20

Ninth Day - Revelation 19:11-16

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  (Revelation 1:5-6)

The Holy Angels


First Day - Exodus 23:20-22

Second Day - Tobit 12:1-22

Third Day - Psalm 91

Fourth Day - Isaiah 6:1-8

Fifth Day - Ezekiel 1:1-28

Sixth Day - Matthew 18:1-10

Seventh Day - John 1:47-51

Eighth Day - Revelation 8:1-5

Ninth Day - Revelation 12:7-12


The angel of the Lord encamps those who fear him, to deliver them.  (Psalm 34:7)


Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Novena of Meditations on the Triumph of the Cross


First Day - Mark 15:33-39

Second Day - John 3:13-17

Third Day - John 12:20-33

Fourth Day - Romans 5:6-11

Fifth Day - 1 Corinthians 1:10-25

Sixth Day - Ephesians 2:11-16

Seventh Day - Philippians 2:5-11

Eighth Day - Colossians 1:13-20

Ninth Day - Colossians 2:8-15


Far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.  (Galatians 6:14)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Simple Life of Faith


First Day - Deuteronomy 10:12-15

Second Day - Psalm 34:11-14

Third Day - Ecclesiastes 12:11-14

Fourth Day - Micah 6:6-8

Fifth Day - Matthew 7:12-14

Sixth Day - Matthew 22:34-40

Seventh Day - Luke 8:19-21

Eighth Day - John 14:1-6

Ninth Day - 1 John 4:13-16


Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.  (Jeremiah 6:16)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Trinity Sunday!


"The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them."  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 234)


First Day  - Matthew 28:16-20

Second Day - Mark 1:9-11

Third Day - Mark 12:35-37

Fourth Day - John 14:15-24

Fifth Day - John 15:18-27

Sixth Day - John 16:12-15

Seventh Day - 1 Corinthians 12:1-6

Eighth Day - Ephesians 2:11-22

Ninth Day - Ephesians 4:1-6

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

For Divine Mercy Sunday, a Novena of Passages on God's Mercy


Though we are sinners, God still loves us and seeks us out.

First Day - Psalm 51

Second Day - Psalm 130

Third Day - Matthew 6:7-15

Fourth Day - Matthew 9:9-13

Fifth Day - Matthew 18:23-35

Sixth Day - Luke 15:1-10

Seventh Day - Luke 15:11-32

Eighth Day - John 8:2-11

Ninth Day - Romans 5:1-11

"The Son of man came to seek and to save the lost." (Luke 19:10)

In addition, the Bible has its own prayers of asking God for His mercy, known as the penitential psalms.  Including Psalms 51 and 130 above, they are Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143.  These psalms convey an intense spirit of repentance.