1. Today’s the feast day of Brother Albert, a Pole who inspired Saint John Paul II’s vocation.
Angel beside the Tabernacle – a reminder to us of the invisible honour guard of Angels around the Eucharistic Lord https://t.co/SrmSWqCEFe
— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) June 15, 2016
3. Some of St. Cyprian on the Lord’s Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours today:
Christ clearly laid down an additional rule to bind us by a certain contractual condition: we ask that our debts be forgiven insofar as we forgive our own debtors. Thus we are made aware that we cannot obtain what we ask regarding our own trespasses unless we do the same for those who trespass against us. This is why he says elsewhere: The measure you give will be the measure you get. And the servant who, after his master forgives all his debt, refuses to forgive his fellow servant is thrown into prison. Because he refused to be kind to his fellow servant, he lost the favor his master had given him.
Along with his other precepts Christ lays this down even more forcefully with a most vigorous condemnation. He says: When you stand up to pray, if you have anything against anyone, let it go, so that your heavenly Father may also forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses. You will have no excuse on the day of judgment, for then you will be judged just as you have judged, and you will suffer whatever you have done to others.
God bids us to be peace-loving, harmonious and of one mind in his house; he wants us to live with the new life he gave us at our second birth. As sons of God, we are to abide in peace; as we have one Spirit, we should be one in mind and heart. Thus God does not receive the sacrifice of one who lives in conflict, and he orders us to turn back from the altar and be first reconciled with our brother, that God too may be appeased by the prayers of one who is at peace. The greatest offering we can make to God is our peace, harmony among fellow Christians, a people united with the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
5. Short and direct from Magnificat today:
— Archdiocese of NY (@NY_Arch) June 17, 2016
"… and they shall look on Him whom they have pierced" (Zec 12). pic.twitter.com/7V7gDgPI2e
— Msgr B Bransfield (@BrianBransfield) June 17, 2016
— Steubenville (@go2steubenville) June 15, 2016