Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas

: Catholic Daily Reflections Series Two Book 1 · My Catholic Life!

About this ebook

My Catholic Life! now offers two complete four-volume series of daily Gospel reflections that cover the entire liturgical year. Each four-volume series can be used from year to year since every Gospel option is covered in each series. Daily Reflections for Ordinary Time: Weeks 1-17 is Volume Four in the second four-volume series. As a devotional, it is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful, and down-to-earth way. It is formatted in such a way that it can be used for any liturgical year, offering reflections on every Gospel option, including Sunday Years A, B & C, every daily Mass option, and all Feasts and Solemnities.

Note: Some of the weekday reflections in this series were first published in book form for Ordinary Time 2021. This new and updated version contains all new Sunday reflections for Years A, B & C as well as other new weekday reflections.

Like the first series, the books in this second series are as follows:

1. Advent and Christmas

2. Lent and Easter

3. Ordinary Time: Weeks 1–17

4. Ordinary Time: Weeks 18–34

All reflections are available free of charge from our website, through our mobile app, or through our daily email service. Both of the complete four-volume series are also available in paperback and eBook format.

About the author

“John Paul Thomas” is the pen name this priest has chosen in honor of the Apostles Saints John and Thomas and the great evangelist Saint Paul. This name also evokes the memory of the great Pope Saint John Paul II.

John is the beloved Apostle who sought out a deeply personal and intimate relationship with his Savior. Hopefully, the writings in this book point us all to a deeply personal and intimate relationship with our God. May John be a model of this intimacy and love.

Thomas is also a beloved Apostle and close friend of Jesus but is well known for his lack of faith in Jesus’ Resurrection. Though he ultimately entered into a profound faith, crying out “my Lord and my God,” he is given to us as a model of our own weakness of faith. Thomas should inspire us to always return to faith when we realize we have doubted.

As a Pharisee, Paul severely persecuted the early Christian Church. However, after going through a powerful conversion, he went on to become the great evangelist to the gentiles, founding many new communities of believers and writing many letters contained in Sacred Scripture. His letters are deeply personal and reveal a shepherd’s heart. Paul is a model for all as we seek to embrace our calling to spread the Gospel.

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