Christ

I charge you to keep God’s command without blame or reproach until our Lord Jesus Christ shall appear….He is the blessed and only ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light.
~1 Timothy 6:14-15

Jesus, Light of Confessors

By |2016-04-02T23:44:15+00:00April 2nd, 2016|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR We are the soldiers of peace, we are the army of the peacemakers, fighting for God and peace, Deo et paci militantibus. Persuasion, good example, loyalty to God are the only arms worthy of the children of the Gospel. (Sermon of St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) preaching in defense of [...]

Jesus, King of Patriarchs

By |2016-03-03T23:38:48+00:00March 3rd, 2016|

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Matthan [became] the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah. Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from the Babylonian exile to [...]

Jesus, Most Obedient

By |2016-02-05T23:31:18+00:00February 5th, 2016|

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Though he was in the form of God, [Jesus] did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave...he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him [...]

Jesus, Author of Life

By |2016-01-22T23:28:07+00:00January 22nd, 2016|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life. All together, we must build a new culture of life. (Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, 1995.) In Chapter 3 of the Acts of [...]

Jesus, Crown of Saints

By |2015-12-08T23:23:14+00:00December 8th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR I arise today / Through the strength of the love of cherubim, / In the obedience of angels, / In the service of archangels, / In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward, / In the prayers of patriarchs, / In the preaching of the apostles, / In the [...]

Jesus, Eternal Wisdom

By |2015-11-11T23:14:41+00:00November 11th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel Our Blessed Lord left the world without leaving any written message. His doctrine was Himself. Ideal and History were identified in Him. The truth that all other ethical teachers proclaimed, and the light that they gave to the world was not in them, but outside them. Our Divine Lord, however, identified [...]

Jesus, Example of Virtue

By |2015-10-06T23:11:07+00:00October 6th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Plant deep within us, Lord, all the virtues, that we might be devout in divine matters, discerning in human affairs, and burdensome to no one in fulfilling our own bodily needs. (Prayer To Acquire The Virtues, St. Thomas Aquinas, 1225-1274.) When we call Jesus, the “Example of Virtue” we mean [...]

Jesus, Meek and Humble of Heart

By |2015-09-11T23:06:45+00:00September 11th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. [...]

Jesus, Strength of Martyrs

By |2015-08-08T22:58:55+00:00August 8th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR O Lord Jesus, King of Martyrs, to those who must suffer torment and violence, hunger and fatigue, be Thou the invincible strength sustaining them in their trials and assuring them of the rewards pledged by Thee to those who persevere unto the end. (Pope Pius XII, “Prayer for the Church [...]

Jesus, Joy of Angels

By |2015-07-07T22:52:52+00:00July 7th, 2015|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my son; this day I have begotten you”? Or again: “I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me”? And again, when he leads the first-born into the world, he says: “Let all the angels [...]