She once advised, "When tempted to argue recall these wise words: My job is to inform not to convince." Such is our motto at My Daily Bread: A Reason2bCatholic blog! Saint Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844 to a destitute family in Lourdes, France. On 11 February 1858 she went down to the river Gave with her sister and a friend, to look for firewood and bones. There she received the first of a series of visions of the Virgin Mary. Today, this site is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in all the world. For more about this saint, holy model of our humble blog, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Saints Alive! | St. Lidwina of Schiedam
St. Lidwina of Schiedam was born to a poor family in Holland. She had a devotion to the Blessed Mother and would often pray before the miraculous image of Our Lady of Schiedam. St. Lidwina of Schiedam is the patron of the chronically ill and ice skaters. For more about this saint, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
My Daily Bread | Friday in the Octave of Easter
Join us each day as we briefly encounter together holy Scripture and a daily Bible reflection. Spread the Word. Spread the faith. For your daily dose of My Daily Bread, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
The Rosary | The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Rosary is one of the most beautiful prayers in the Catholic tradition. It's also one of the most commonly misunderstood, which is often the case for many of our Protestant brothers and sisters. Yet, it doesn't have to be. Put simply, the Rosary is a prayerful meditation on the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of his mother. I invite you, whether you are Catholic, Protestant, or other, to watch this beautiful video by our friends at Word on Fire. Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries. We meditate on five key events in the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of his mother, the Virgin Mary. For more, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Divine Office | The anointing with the Holy Spirit
In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading by St. Cyril of Jersusalem (315 - 386 A.D.).
Cyril was born of Christian parents and succeeded Maximus as bishop of Jerusalem in 348. He was active in the Arian controversy and was exiled more than once as a result. His pastoral zeal is especially shown in his Catecheses, in which he expounded orthodox doctrine, holy Scripture and the traditions of the faith. They are still read today, and several of the Second Readings of the Office of Readings are taken from them. He is held in high esteem by both the Catholics and the Orthodox, and he was declared a Doctor of the Church by the Pope in 1883.
For a reflection on, "The anointing with the Holy Spirit," please click on the image.
Peace be with you!