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Daily Prayer & Reading December 14

 by Alejandro Calderon
Daily Prayer & Reading December 14

December 14, 2018 Lord above, give me the courage and grace to be the person You meant me to be. I sometimes feel called to do more with my life, but I am unsure where to turn. Guide me toward the right path. Amen. Matthew 11:16-19 Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I […...

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Daily Prayer & Reading December 13

 by Alejandro Calderon

December 13 , 2018 Today I pray for an end to violence in our everyday lives. Please Lord, give abused women the courage to leave troubled situations. When a child is in danger within her own home, give her the bravery to tell a trusting adult. I pray for those who are bullied or forced [&...

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Daily Prayer & Reading December 12

 by Alejandro Calderon

December 12, 2018 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, today we pray for your intercession. Protect us and keep us close to God our Father. Since you are the Virgin Mary and Mother of God, obtain for us from your most holy Son the grace of a firm faith and sure hope amid [&hel...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for December 11

 by Alejandro Calderon
Daily Prayer & Reading for December 11

December 11, 2018 As we run from store to store trying to find gifts for our loved ones and friends, Lord, help us to remember to also support families who cannot afford such luxuries. I pray that children who live in poverty will have their Christmas wish lists fulfilled. In a world where...

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Daily Prayer & Reading December 10

 by Alejandro Calderon
Daily Prayer & Reading December 10

December 10, 2018 Lord, show me the way. I know there are many ways that I can share the gifts You have given me, but I need guidance. I ask You to guide me so I can do more to improve the world. Help me to find my way. Amen. Luke 5:17-26 One day as […]...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for December 9

 by Alejandro Calderon
Daily Prayer & Reading for December 9

December 9, 2018 Today I pray for the missions and ministries of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. May the Oblates – and those they serve – be filled with joy this Christmas season and find hope in the Newborn King. Amen. Luke 3:1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberi...

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Daily Prayer & Reading December 8

 by Alejandro Calderon
Daily Prayer & Reading December 8

December 8, 2018 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Father, You prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy mother of Your Son. You let her share beforehand in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, and kept her sinless from the moment of her conception. Help us to ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for December 7

 by Alejandro Calderon
Daily Prayer & Reading for December 7

December 7, 2018 Saint Ambrose Lord, You made St. Ambrose an outstanding teacher of the Catholic faith and gave him the courage of an apostle. Raise up in Your Church more leaders after Your own heart, to guide us with courage and wisdom. Amen. Matthew 9:27-31 As Jesus passed by, two blind...

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The Favelas Are My Kind of Place

 by Alejandro Calderon
The Favelas Are My Kind of Place

As Superior General of the Missionary Oblates, Fr. Louis Lougen, O.M.I. works among the grandeur of Rome. His office is just a few blocks from the Vatican, a long way away from the 18 years he ministered in the favelas (shanty towns) of Brazil. When asked recently if he would rather minist...

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Sailing Away to A Missionary Life

 by Alejandro Calderon

For six years Bro. Daniel Bourg, O.M.I. was a member of the U.S. Navy. He spent much of that time aboard the USS Enterprise, working as a steam/propulsion mechanical operator. It was his job to help make the ship go. Today, Bro. Daniel is an Oblate seminarian whose path to the priesthood i...

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