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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 28 A..D. 2009


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Acts 7:51 -- 8:1a
Psalm 31:3cd-4, 6 and 7b and 8a, 17 and 21ab
John 6:30-35


A reflection on today's Scripture:





Nutritionists warn us that our prosperity as a nation does not guarantee us good nutrition.

Many of the food items on supermarket shelves are full of empty calories or chemicals and fat. The progressive nutrition ideas these days urge us back to nature and emphasize eating heavy doses of what God gives us from nature. Surely, God's foods are best of all.

There is a spiritual equivalent to that nutritional guidance. God is the only true nourishment for our souls which deeply and truly satisfies. Few of us have been spared the pain of seeking to find nourishment from something which fails to calm the soul.

The Bread of Life is the one true and lasting food for our endlessly hungry souls. Only the Lord comes and fills what is empty with lasting and nutritional food.

Feast on the Lord this week. Express to Him your gratitude for His real food and His real drink which is given to us in the Eucharist. Ask the Spirit of God to draw you more deeply into the profound mystery of the Body and Blood of our Savior.

~ Fr. Patrick Ryan |



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr

St. Louis Mary de Montfort, priest





Lives of the saints:









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