​Four Steps to Being Blessed

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! I introduce today’s reflection with a famous Bible story. Fascinated by the Blessed Lord Jesus Christ’s words and actions, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him,” ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!’ But he [Jesus] said, ‘Blessed rather are those…

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary

Grace to you! Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers, a special gift of nature. From the white rose to the pink, yellow, sterling silver and deep red, all roses are nature’s wonders. Even if you have little appreciation for aesthetics, you can’t gaze too long at a garland of roses without been drawn to its…

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​Confidence Builder

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! A friend got a ticket for crossing double lines on a highway. You know that feeling of “Oops! The cops! Please have mercy…”  His violation was way beyond the officer’s leniency. He knew the ticket was coming. Surely it did.  By the time the bill came, at least $500 of hard-earned money…

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​Stewardship and Fruitfulness

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! If you’ve ever invested so much in a person, but find he or she is wasteful and unproductive, it hurts. Doesn’t it? Wastefulness and lack of proper stewardship is a terrible vice. For us Catholics, it is a sin against justice. In the Gospel of Matthew chapter twenty-one, verses thirty-three to forty-three, Our…

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​The Lord’s Joy Because of You

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you!   I’m ecstatic to read God’s word in the Gospel of Luke 10:21. “In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said: ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to infants; Yes, Father, for…

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Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus: How Family Makes Saints

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! Thousands of pilgrims were in attendance at Saint Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 18, 2015, to witness the canonization of Marie-Azelie and Louis Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus.   During the homily in the serenity of the solemn Eucharistic celebration, the Holy Father Pope Francis stated: “The holy spouses, Louis…

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​What the Three Archangels Do for You

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! In divine providence, there are layers of excellent spiritual resources. Those resources are in the interest of God’s precious creatures, the chief of whom are you and me (humans). Within divine providence—that act through which God sustains creation—grace and opportune blessings are abundant. One of those blessings is the role played by…

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​Answer to Unhealthy Rivalry

A beautiful cultural dance display at holy trinity catheral church bamenda cameroon orig

A beautiful Cultural Dance display at Bamenda, Cameroon, West Africa. Copyright Maurice Emelu Grace to you! Meditations on God’s Word in Scripture are powerful food for spiritual nourishment. Sometimes, I read a Bible story, and I wonder if there is anything concerning us that Scripture has not dealt with, explicitly or implicitly.  As an example,…

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​Same Mind in Christ

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you!  Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was known for telling many funny stories when he delivered his sermons. Using humorous stories is one aspect of his communication skills that shows his Irish heritage and endeared him to many people. During one of his sermons, he shared the story of what he called “Three…

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Fortified Faith

Daily Reflections with Father Maurice Emelu

Grace to you! What fascinates you the most about faith-life? Signs and wonders, the experience of the miraculous? Is it the sense of a community and relationships, fellowship, or the so-called socialization forum? Is it the reality of being a member of God’s family, or of worship and love of God? Or is it something…

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