Daily Inspirations

Quote of the day

Accomplish the great work that God in His mercy has entrusted to us.

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Reflection of the day

June 23

“We were once touched by hands far gentler and more loving than our own. The memory of that touch is a brand – warm, dark, gentle. To enter that memory is to lean on the breast of Christ, just as the beloved apostle did at the last supper. From that place, with our ear on Christ’s heart, we have the truest perspective on our world.”

Ron Rolheiser OMI

Weekly anecdote

My grandfather was pagan

Bishop Dominic Khumalo, OMI is auxiliary bishop in South Africa. Let us allow him to give us personally the history of his vocation.

“I come from the Zulu nation. My ancestors were pagan. There was consternation in my home village when I left for the minor seminary in Lesotho. It was only six years later that I returned. During the three months of my vacation, I received visits from several members of my family, some of whom were saddened at what was happening to me. My grandfather called me one night, and spoke with the habitual solemnity that he used when addressing his grandchildren. (more…)

Weekly photograph

Pope John Paul II – during the Canonization Mass of St. Eugene de Mazenod (03-12-1995)
Photo – www.omiworld.org

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