Psalm 115, Verse 11-13
Those who fear the LORD trust in the
LORD, who is their help and shield. 12 The LORD remembers us and will
bless us, will bless the house of Israel, will bless the house of Aaron, 13 Will
bless those who fear the LORD, small
and great alike.
115 is a response to the enemy taunt, “Where is your God?” This hymn to the
glory of Israel’s God ridicules the lifeless idols of the nations, expresses in
a litany the trust of the various classes of the people in God, invokes God’s
blessing on them as they invoke the divine name, and concludes as it began with
praise of God.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
The Hindu’s in India celebrate its festival of lights today. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival of lights, which represents the eternal triumph of light over darkness or the victory of good over evil. Diwali, which literally means row of lights in Hindi, is primarily celebrated in India. This celebration of light is India's most important holiday and marks the start of the New Year.
Seek the light of the adoration
candle and visit Christ in the adoration chapel today and ask for the conversion
of the world.
Poor souls in Purgatory
Dogma of Purgatory is too much forgotten by the majority of the faithful; the
Church Suffering, where they have so many brethren to succor, whither they
foresee that they themselves must one
day go, seems a strange land to them. This truly deplorable forgetfulness was a
great sorrow to St. Francis de Sales. “Alas!” said this pious doctor of the
Church, “we do not sufficiently remember our dear departed; their memory seems
to perish with the sound of the funeral bells.” The principal causes of this
are ignorance and lack of faith; our notions on the subject of Purgatory are
too vague, our faith is too feeble. In order, then, that our ideas may become
more distinct, and our faith enlivened, we must
take a closer view of this life beyond the tomb, this intermediate state of the
just souls, not yet worthy to enter the Heavenly Jerusalem.
Unite in the work of the Porters of St. Joseph by joining them
in fasting: Today's Fast: An Increase of the Faithful
Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus