Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness

In this excerpt from the Gospel reading from today’s Mass for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time we read: Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Source: EWTN: Catholic Mass, Daily Mass, Catholic Mass Readings, Catholic Mass Online This is one of those …

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A Walk With the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 9

Today is Day 9 and thus the final one in our Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. We ask Mary’s intercession for “this knot in my life…You know very well the suffering it has caused me…” So, what knot is it? Is it the same one you may have prayed about daily, or one of …

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A Walk With the Novena of Mary, Undoer of Knots, Day 8

Today is Day 8 in our The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. We ask Mary’s intercession for us “to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility and faith…” It has never been easy to be a Christian, even in supposedly Christian countries. The pressing needs of daily living stress us to the point of …

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A Walk With the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 7

On Day 7 in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, we request Mary’s intercession to “free us from the snares of Evil….” Evil exists in the World today. Although that might seem to some to be the understatement of all time, it is a reality denied by many. Just see the …

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A Walk with the Novena to Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 6

Today is Day 6 in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots and we ask Mary’s intercession for us to “persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession…” This is pretty straightforward. And for all the simplicity of the apparent intention, probably one of the …

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A Walk with the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 5

Today is Day 5 in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots and we cover “the bitterness, anger and hatred which this knot has caused me…” This is very close to our third day’s intentions in which we asked Mary’s intercession to help us with “resentment,” the really dangerous character defect …

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A Walk with the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 4

Today we cover “this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life…” as we move into Day 4 of our walk through The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. Guilt over some grave matter that you did? Other …

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A Walk with the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 3

For Day 3 in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots we cover “this knot in my life…and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me…’. All right, resentment. Whether the rancor in life is caused by us or by others, the resentment that results is one character defect …

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A Walk with the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 2

Today we cover “sins of egoism, pride, rancor and … lack of generosity and humility…” in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. These sins blind you. The more of your “self” that you are bound up in, the less you are open to God’s graces, the less you see Jesus …

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A Walk with the Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots, Day 1

Last week I introduced you all to The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots. (Well, some of you, a few have known of it 😉 ) I said this Novena just once, at the end of this past December (I did not post daily prayers). The “knots” I won’t bother bringing up, but as I …

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