Dose of Hope

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  • The Anchor of Hope (Pope Francis)
    on May 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "At today’s frenzied pace of life, harmony seems swept aside .  Pulled in a thousand directions, we run the risk of nervous exhaustion and so we react badly to everything.  Then we look for the quick fix , popping one pill...

  • Complaining does away with hope (Pope Francis)
    on May 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "Complaining damages the heart, not only our complaints of others, but also their complaints of us, when everything seems to have turned sour... I think so often, when we encounter the Cross, we too incur this risk of withdrawing...

  • Confidence and love (St. Joseph Cafasso)
    on May 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "A few acts of confidence and love are worth more than a thousand ‘Who knows? Who knows?’ Heaven is filled with converted sinners of all kinds, and there is room for more. "                -St. Joseph Cafasso 19th...

  • Draw Near with a True Heart (Hebrews 10)
    on May 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh , and since we have a great priest over...

  • A Future and a Hope (Jeremiah 29:11)
    on May 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope ."                -Jeremiah 29: 11 Living in Hope We live in a time of uncertainty. Our own plans...

  • Happy Memorial Day! (Special Video - Fr. Capodanno)
    on May 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Today, as we celebrate Memorial Day, I wanted to share a short 5 minute video about a Marine Chaplain who inspires me with hope- Fr. Vincent Capodanno Video: https://youtu.be/lLR-rJYPlQo Living in Hope What about Fr. Vincent's...

  • A Feast of Joyful Hope (Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen)
    on May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "The central idea in the liturgy today is the  raising of our hearts toward heaven, so that we may begin to dwell in spirit where Jesus has gone before us . “Christ’s Ascension,” says Saint Leo, “is our own ascension...

  • Hope- Virtue vs Emotion (Ven. Fulton Sheen)
    on May 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "The virtue  of hope is quite different from the emotion  of hope. The emotion centers in the body and is a kind of dreamy desire that we can be saved without much effort. The virtue of hope, however, is centered in the will ...

  • More Important than the Milky Way (George Fournier)
    on May 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "In his book The Lord , Romano Guardini reflects on the immensity of the universe, the insignificant grain of sand called earth, and the people who live on it.  Despite our small stature, Guardini writes that God sees each one...

  • Death, where is your victory? (St. Paul)
    on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that...

  • Choose Hope (Nelson Mandela)
    on May 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "May your choices reflect your hopes , not your fears ”               -Nelson Mandela Living in Hope What inspires your choices? Think about all the choices ahead of you today- from the little ones to the big ones. What...

  • Food for the Journey (St. Aelred of Rievaulx)
    on May 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "What is hope but food for the journey to support us in the miseries of this life?”                   -St. Aelred of Rievaulx 12th Century Cistercian Monk Living in Hope Especially in these trying times, we may be...

  • My Soul Waits in Silence (Psalm 62)
    on May 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    For God alone my soul waits in silence ,     for my hope is from him . He alone is my rock and my salvation,     my fortress; I shall not be shaken . On God rests my deliverance and my honor;     my mighty rock, my refuge...

  • Christ is Alive! (Pope Francis)
    on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    " Christ is alive!  He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian...

  • Living Hope (Video from Phil Wickham)
    on May 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Today, for our daily reflection, I encourage you to take 5 minutes to watch/listen to this song from Phil Wickham: "Living Hope" Video: https://youtu.be/ifFovH-dhHw Living in Hope As you listen to the song, what line stands out...

  • Committed to Mission (St. John Paul II)
    on May 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "Christian hope sustains us in committing ourselves fully to the new evangelization and to the worldwide mission , and leads us to pray as Jesus taught us: "Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Mt...

  • Focused on the Feast (Paul Wadell)
    on May 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "If we live in a time of diminished hope, it may be because we have lost this sense of ourselves as wayfarers , as pilgrims in the world making our way to God...Hope guides us on the journey by keeping us focused on the feast...

  • Keep your Eyes on the Risen Christ (Fr. Benedict Groeschel)
    on May 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    No rosary, no meditation on the life of Christ, is complete, or even makes sense, without pausing to think about and to pray about the events that took place beginning early Easter morning. The glorious Resurrection and the...

  • Hope to be a saint (St. Therese of Lisieux)
    on May 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    “God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint. ” - St. Therese of Lisieux Living in Hope St. Therese had a burning desire in her heart to be a saint-...

  • Hope Does Not Disappoint (St. Paul)
    on May 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God . More...