Aloha this 15 Week of Ordinary Time!
May the Lord bless you with pono!
This week we celebrate 3 saints and Mary.
Today, we celebrate St. Henry, German King, Holy Roman Emperor, known for his piety & generosity. Tomorrow, we celebrate St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native-American Mohawk Indian who is the patron saint of ecology and the environment. Wednesday is the feast of St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. And, Thursday, we celebrate Mary as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and remember the order of Carmelites and all those who live as religious hermits.
Our readings for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time this coming weekend speak of God’s power, yet of His mercy. When we are weak, the Spirit brings help. We live with evil, but, at harvest time, the good will shine.
“Though you are master of might, you judge with clemency, and with much lenience you govern us. You taught your people that those who are just must be kind. You gave your children good ground for hope that you would permit repentance for their sins.” (Wisdom 12)
“Lord, you are good and forgiving.” (Psalm 86)
“The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness.” (Romans 8)
“If you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest.” (Matthew 13)
Blessings, pono and pule!
Fr. Brian Guerrini, ss.cc.