Sixth Sunday of Easter 

Saint for the day: Dominican Bl. Imelda (1322-1333)

Scripture readings for today's liturgy:

Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

Psalm 98

1 John 4:7-10

John 15:9-17

Keep this in mind: it’s not that we have loved God, but that He loved US.

As we move towards the end of our Easter Celebrations we get some overlapping in our scripture readings. Especially between the Sunday readings and the weekday cycle. We have to be careful that we don’t just say, “… been there. Done that!” and move on.

Then, as if the Church knew that we might begin to get tired of hearing the same old stuff over and over, today, we are given a multitude of images to ponder: on the “Saint Cycle” we have the feast of Blessed Imelda. You can click on the “link” above to read her incredible story centered on the Eucharist.

It’s also the commemoration of the “Fatima Appearances” (Here’s the “link” to that reflection) Fatima: read the entire story: 

And, as if that wasn’t enough, today is also Mother’s Day in many places. Lots of things for us to contemplate. So, I will leave you with one thought and let you weave it all together as it fits into your own life: words from St. John in our 2nd reading: “In this is love. Not that WE have loved God but that HE has (first) loved us!”

Then the Gospel goes on to say: “It is not you who choose me but I who chose you … to go out and bear much fruit.”

Think about it! And God Bless our mothers both living and deceased. Amen

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Province of St. Joseph

The Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph were founded in 1806 by Edward Dominic Fenwick, O.P., an American who had joined the English Province of the Order as a young man during its exile in Belgium. Fenwick eventually returned to the United States with the dream of establishing the Order in his native land. Read More

Our Motto

The Order of Preachers, hence the abbreviation OP used by members, more commonly known as the Dominican Order or Dominicans, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded by Saint Dominic de Guzman in France, and approved by Pope Honorius III (1216–27) on 22 December 1216. Membership in the Order includes friars, nuns, active sisters, and lay Dominicans.

Founded to preach the Gospel and to combat heresy, the Dominican motto is Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare. To praise, to bless and to preach.

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