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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/23

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/23

October 23, 2017 Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.  Help me to turn away from sinful decisions so that my heart can be pure and open to love.  Amen. Luke 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/22

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/22

October 22, 2017 Heavenly Father, I ask Your blessing on my loved ones and friends who have turned away from the Church.  Grant them Your grace, that they might return to full communion with You in the Church.  Grant them the eyes of faith to see You, present in our world.  Amen. Matthe...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/21

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/21

October 21, 2017 Renew my faith, O Lord.  Help me to never doubt Your goodness.  Let me feel Your guiding touch in everything I do today.  Amen. Luke 12:8-12 Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/20

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/20

October 20, 2017 Heal me, Father.  With age come aches and pains that are slow to heal.  Heal my body.  As time passes I find myself doubting the strength of Your love.  Heal my soul.  I worry constantly about my family, my finances and my future.  Heal me from these stresses.  Amen...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/19

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/19

October 19, 2017 My Father, I ask that You continue to give Your help to my spouse and me.  Help us so that our love may grow daily, overflowing into the world around us.  Give us strength in times of trial and difficulty; give us happiness, security and the joy of seeing our love expand...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/18

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/18

October 18, 2017 St. Luke On this feast day of St. Luke, patron saint of physicians and surgeons, I pray for all those who work in the medical field.  May these hardworking professionals continue to be filled with compassion for those who suffer.  Lord, you have given healthcare professi...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/17

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/17

October 17, 2017 St. Ignatius of Antioch Heavenly Father, on this feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch let us reflect on his wise words that are still relevant today: “Nothing is more precious than peace, by which all war, both in heaven and earth, is brought to an end.”  Amen. Luke 11:37...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/16

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/16

October 16, 2017 Lord, watch over those who are affected by cancer.  Give them strength to battle the disease, and bless them with caregivers who are attentive and kind.  Heal them and keep them safe in Your loving embrace.  Amen. Luke 11:29-32 While still more people gathered in the cr...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/15

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 10/15

October 15, 2017 Father in Heaven, let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.  Amen. Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for...

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Progress on Vance Seminarian Homes

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Progress on Vance Seminarian Homes

It has been nearly two years since Oblates and members of the San Antonio community joyfully gathered at this location to celebrate the groundbreaking of what will soon be revealed as the new Vance Seminarian Homes. The five buildings which compose the seminarian complex -and directly fac...

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