Author Archives: Father Charitas de la Cruz

About Father Charitas de la Cruz

a Jesuit missionary into realms of dreams and possibilities: a pastor, a counselor, a poet, a photographer, a contemplative Christian, servant of Christ, pen name of Rev. Dr. Jim McWhinnie

THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE OF CHRISTMAS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, December 1, 2018 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”  The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IS FILLED WITH LULLABIES

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, November 30, 2018 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the … Continue reading

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IF FOR NO OTHER REASON

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, November 29, 2018 The old, priest Simeon took the infant Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now You are dismissing your servant in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your … Continue reading

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NOT AS THE SCRIBES AND THE LITERALISTS

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,  just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were … Continue reading

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THE CHRISTIFICATION OF THE UNIVERSE

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, November 27, 2018 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.   All things came into being through him, and without … Continue reading

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FROM WHENCE DO COME THE REFUGEES

  DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, November 26, 2018 When the Magi had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up, take the child and His mother and find refuge in Egypt. Stay there until I … Continue reading

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DOING EVIL IN THE NAME OF GOD

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, November 25, 2018 So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said, “What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.  If we let him go on like this, … Continue reading

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I BELIEVE IN A SIMPLICITY OF PRAYER

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, November 23, 2018 [And Jesus continued,] “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like … Continue reading

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Pilgrims and Thankful Samaritans

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, November 22, 2018 “On the way to Jerusalem Christ was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as He entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their … Continue reading

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IN THOSE MORAL DILEMMAS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, November 21, 2018 The collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” “Yes, He does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first … Continue reading

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