Meditations from the Hermitage - The Apostolate

Meditations from the Hermitage
Occasional Reflections from the Wilderness Home

Bro. Ignatius Mary
Source Material for the Meditations
Contact Privately Human Virtues and Apostolate January 15th, 2010 Listen Now
Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Jesus calls us to an operative Faith, that is, a faith with deeds. The men with the paralytic in today’s reading shows us the dedication and determination to get close to Jesus. This should be our goal, too. Posted in Ordinary Time, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
Prayer and Apostolate January 13th, 2010 Listen Now
Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time A man’s heart is made to love God. God wants and searches for a personal encounter with each one of us. Christ calls each of us to a Christian life and to eternal life. Let us pray for our families, friends, co-workers, and all strangers that they will respond to God’s call. Posted in Love, Ordinary Time, Our Neighbor, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
The Calling of the First Disciples January 11th, 2010 Listen Now
Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Like the calling of the first disciples, Our Lord calls us in the midst of our work and daily lives so that we can sanctify our occupations and make Him in them. Posted in Ordinary Time, The Apostolate, Will of God | Tags: | No Comments
The Merit of Good Works September 10th, 2009 Listen Now
Jesus tells us that even the smallest deeds that we do for him will receive merit in heaven. When God saves us through his grace He expects to live out our Christian lives in works of love. Those works are not just any acts of love, but must be superior than the acts of love by an unbeliever. Posted in Blessings, Love, Ordinary Time, Our Neighbor, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
The Light Upon the Lampstand September 21st, 2009 Listen Now
Christ has made us the Light of the World. A lamp hidden under a basket is not helpful. We must let our light shine by placing the lamp on a tall lampstand of Christ that is within us for all to see. In this way we may grow spiritually ourselves, and bring the light of Christ to others. Posted in Faith, Ordinary Time, Our Neighbor, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
Serving Jesus September 18th, 2009 Listen Now
I confess that I have been a failure most of my life. I must mortify the pride of wanting more. I only pray that my life was lived for others and for Christ. That is what we learn in today’s Gospel about the holy woman who loved and were there for Jesus at this death and at his Resurrection. They served our Lord without expectation of anything. How many opportunities do we have each day to serve our Lord? Posted in Faith, Humility, Love, Ordinary Time, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
Doing and Teaching August 22nd, 2009 Listen Now
Our deeds should show that Christ is alive in us. We need to a good example, which is more than living an exemplary life. A good example is also shown in a person who falls but yet reforms his life to live for Christ. We must be martyrs (witnesses) of Christ’s love in our daily lives. Posted in Martyrdom, Ordinary Time, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
Chosen from all Eternity October 15th, 2009 Listen Now
God has known about us eternity past. There is no one born by accident. As God gives each and every person a soul, He gives a vocation. We are all called to the vocation of holiness, but we are also called to some specific work. Learn the five ways to find the work God has for you. Posted in Missons, Ordinary Time, Perfection, The Apostolate, Will of God | Tags: | No Comments
The Harvest is Plentiful October 1st, 2009 Listen Now
There is an urgent need for new apostles to re-evangelize the world. As Jesus said, The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. How have we responded to the Lord’s call for laborers? Posted in Missons, Ordinary Time, Service, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments
The Most Important of All September 20th, 2009 Listen Now
Jesus said that when we follow him, when we right to live upright lives that we would be persecuted. But, we are to serve Him anyway. If we are to lead, teach, or hold any authority of any kind, we must remember that we do it as service to our neighbor and to God. Posted in Humility, Ordinary Time, Our Neighbor, Persecution, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments St. Michael Time
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