Lessons from Loyola, Archives

August and September 2022
August 1 The Gloria, August 5 Luke 15, August 8 Guide Runner, August 12 Matthew 18, August 15
Lay your burdens down, August 19 Outrageously, abundantly in love., August 22 Our Call to Holiness, August 26 Breaking Through. August 29 Practice Compassion. September 2 Listening is the beginning of Prayer. September 5 Colossians 3:23, September 9 Micah 8:6, September 12 Matthew 11: 28, September 16 Psalm 121, September 19 Being Positive, September 23 Succeed with Joy September 26 1 Corinthians 12

June and July 2022
June 3 “…then feed just one.”, June 6 Psalm 65, June 10 The Cry of the Poor, June 13 Psalm 104, June 17 I Corinthians 5:20, June 20 The Mission of Loyola on the Potomac, June 24 Don’t look down on others., June 27 1 John 2, Walk the walk., July 1 Romans 15:13, July 4 1 Corinthians 13, July 8 Teach me to be generous, July 11 Cheer for everyone. July 15 Tell someone you appreciate them., July 22, 2022 Jeremiah 29:11, July 25 Be a reflection of what you would like to receive., July 29 You answered me oh Lord.

April and May 2022
April 1 Make peace, create peace… Pope Francis, April 4 Psalm 92: 1 – 5 Sing for Joy, April 8 True Peace, Pope Francis, April 11 Lent is about… Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, April 15 Spring Awakens, Easter Message “I am the Resurrection” (John 11), April 22 Road to Emmaus (Luke 24), April 25 To Have Hope., April 29 Psalm 51, May 2 All Creatures of our God and King (hymn). May 6 1 Peter 4:8, May 9 Sports fans–let’s fill the pews., May 13 Ephesians 4:32, Be kind and compassionate…, May 16 Proverbs 19: 17, May 21 Do things with great kindness. May 23 Kindness is never too soon., May 27 Psalm 145, May 30 Quote from Mahatma Gandhi.

Lenten Series

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Click Here to listen to an audio recording of the first session.
Father Thomas Gavin, SJ
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Father Jerry Hayes, SJ
Lent and Evangelism: What the ‘Woman at the Well’ teaches us about Evangelism during the Lenten Season.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm Elaine Ireland
“Your faith has made your whole, The cross as a symbol of empowerment.”
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm Father Peter Murray, SJ
“Biblical Souls on the brink, three that Jesus met.”Click Here to watch recording
Tuesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm Kathy Maguire-Zeiss
Passiontide Click Here to watch recording
 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Judy Allison
The Fertility of Silence.
(A bit about contemplative prayer)
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February and March 2022

Friday February 11, Monday February 14, Friday February 18, Monday February 21, Friday February 25 Psalm 86: 3-7, February 28 Psalm 60: 12 God on our side, March 3 Believing when we pray…Umbrella story, March 7 St. Theresa of Avila–Christ has no hands… , March 11 John 3: 16, 17 God’s Love. March 14 Micah 6:8. To do justice. March 18 Luke, Chapter 10–The Good Samaritan. March 21 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8, A generous spirit. March 25 Matthew 23: 11 – 12, Humble thyself. March 28 Isaiah 46:, Rest in God’s arms.

November 2021

Monday November 1 (Trust in the Lord), November 5 (Do Something.), November 9 (Humble Thyself), November 12 (God is Faithful), November 15 (God’s Steadfast Love, Psalm 86), November 19 (1 Chronicles 16), November 22 (Luke 10, The laborers are few)

October 2021

Friday October 1 (Say Yes), Monday, October 4 (Persevere), Friday October 8 (Romans 12:12), Monday October 11 (Keep your eyes on the Lord), Friday October 15 (Our Lady of the Rosary), Monday October 18 (Psalm 40, Trust in the Lord), Friday October 22 (Come to the Waters.), Monday October 25 (Psalm 28), Friday October 29 (Mark 9: 14-28)

September 2021

Friday-September 3 (Psalm 42:11), Monday-September 6 (Psalm 91:1-6), Friday-September 10 (Lay Your Burdens Down), Monday-September 13 (Be Not Afraid), Friday, September 17 (Psalm 139), Monday, September 20 (Timothy 2: 4-6), Friday, September 24 (Be Kind.), Monday, September 27 (Where Charity and Love Prevail)

August 2021

August 1 (Psalm 106), August 2 (James 2: 14-20), August 3 (Olympics), August 4 (Unique Gifts), August 5 (This is the Day.), August 6 (Footprints in the Sand), August 7 (Rising Up Again), August 8 (Mr. Rogers Said), August 9 (Don’t be Impressed by…), August 10 (Matt 28:20), August 11 (Prayer on Generosity), August 12 (Laugh and Grow Strong), August 13 (Psalm 27), August 14 (Judges 6 and 7), August 15 (Micah 6: 8), August 16 (Answering the Call), August 17 (You cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone.), August 18 (Enjoy where you are.), August 19 (Sacrifice), August 20 (Gospel Blessings), August 21 (Ponder how much God has done for you.), August 22 (They will know we are Christians by our love), August 23 (The Greatest Commandment), August 24 (Don’t Wait.), August 25 (A Mistake), August 26 (1 Peter 5: 8-11), August 27 (Romans 15: 1-2), August 29 (Romans 15: 5-6), August 29 (Words have power.), August 30 (Sharing), August 31 (Positive thoughts.)

July 2021

July 1 (Psalm 18), July 2 (The Kingdom of God), July 3 (Genesis 28-32), July 4 (Psalm 33), July 5 (Ricardo’s Single Father), July 6 (Genesis 41-46}, July 7 (Be Attitudes), July 8 (The Kingdom of God), July 9 (Genesis 49-50), July 10 (My Jesus), July 11 (Angelo’s and Marcelo’s Godfather), July 12 (Be Still and Know that I am God), July 13 (Breaking Through-a re-post of an earlier “Lesson”), July 14 (“Faith”-A favorite Republished), July 15 (The Kingdom of Heaven-Republished), July 16 (Tired to the Bone- Republished), July 17 (Prayers- A republished favorite), July 18 (The Wind and the Sea Obey Him- A republished favorite), July 19 (Transfiguration-a republished favorite), July 20 (Psalm 94:19 JOY), July 21 (Smile), July 22 (Joshua 1:9-Be Courageous), July 23 (Psalm 142: 5-7, Set Me Free), July 24 (Luke 5: 27-32, All are Welcome), July 25 (Luke 8: 42-28, The Power of Faith), July 26 (In the Storm), July 27 (Gratitude), July 28 (John 16:33), July 29 (God’s Forgiveness), July 30 (The Power of the Cross), July 31 (The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola)

June 2021

June 1 (All Good Gifts), June 2 “Whoever Receives This Child”, Luke 9:48, June 3 (Be Childlike), June 4 (“You Did it to Me”, Matthew 25:40), June 5 (The Holy Spirit), June 6 (The Feast of Corpus Christi), June 7 (Tobit), June 8 (Why Do You Persecute Me? Acts 9:4), June 9 (Prayer of St. Francis de Sales, Complete Trust in God), June 10 (Romans 8), June 11 (Psalm 16), June 12 (Matt 5:1-12), June 13 (Gifts, John 17:24), June 14 (Embracing Your Vocation), June 15 (Matt 5: 20-24), June 16 (Listen), June 17 (Indwelling, John 2:19-21), June 18 (Matt 5:38-48), June 19 (God Alone Suffices), June 21 (God Labors, John 5:17-19), June 22 (Jeremiah 17:7-8), June 23 (Matt 6: 9-15), June 24 (Matt 7: 1-6), June 25 (My Jesus), June 26 (St. Anthony of Padua), June 27 (Genesis 17-18), June 28 (Mark 4), June 29 (Javier’s Substitute Father), June 30 (Genesis 21 – 23)

May 2021

May 1 (A Woman and Child, Revelation) May 2 (Jesus the Good Shepherd), May 3 (The Feast of Philip and James), May 4 (Grateful Heart), May 5 (The Ark of the Covenant, Luke 1), May 6 (John 15: 1-8), May 7 (Maya Angelou, Be a Rainbow), May 8 (Holy Eucharist), May 9 (The New Eve, John 19), May 10 (Speak Kindly), May 11 (John 14: 1-6), May 12 (Acts 17), May 13 (Blessed Virgin Mary), May 14 (Psalm 119: 114), May 15 (Protagonism of the Holy Spirit), May 16 (The Ascension of the Lord), May 17 (Matthew 11: 28), May 18 (John 17), May 19 (The Protagonism of Jesus), May 20 (St. Joseph Prayer), May 21 (The Fear of the Lord), May 22 (Celebrating the Psalms), May 23 (Pentecost), May 24 (The Protagonism of the Father), May 25 (Mark 10: 28-31), May 26 (Psalm 42:11), May 27 (Mark 10:32-52), May 28 (The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit), May 29 (John 3:16), May 30 (Holy Trinity Sunday), May 31 (Mary the Mother of God, The Visitation)

April 2021

April 1 (Holy Thursday), April 2 (The Meaning of the Cross), April 4 (In the Tomb), April 4 (Easter Message), April 5 (The Risen Jesus), April 6 (Jesus Appears to the Blessed Mother), April 7 (Luke 24: 13-35). April 8 (James 5), April 9 (Do You Love Me?), April 10 (Mark 16: 9-15), April 11 (Divine Mercy Sunday), April 12 (Psalm 35), April 13 (John 13 1-8), April 14 (My Lord and My God), April 15 (John 3: 31-36), April 16 (Live Abundantly), April 17 (The Empty Tomb), April 18 (Luke 24-35-48), April 19 (Come Follow Me), April 20 (Our Resurrection), April 21 (Pope Francis’ Prayer), April 22 (The Empty Tomb), April 23 (Popeye), April 24 (Psalm 71:14), April 25 (The Eucharist), April 26 (John 10:11-18), April 27 (Luke 5:15), April 28 (Christ’s Peace), April 29 (John 13:16-20), April 30 (Gentle Touch)

March 2021

March 1 (Lucy Says), March 2 (The Visitation–Psalm 51), March 3 (Psalm 56), March 4 (Katharine Drexel), March 5 (In Mary’s Name), March 6 (The Three Pillars of Lent), March 7 (Exodus 20), March 8 (Prayer), March 9 (James 1:12), March 10 (Suffer for Jesus), March 11 (Jeremiah 29:11), March 12 (Almsgiving), March 13 (The Divinity Hides Itself), March 14 (John 3, Ephesians 2), March 15 (Psalm 121), March 16 (The Meaning of the Cross), March 17 (The Scrutinies), March 18 (Psalm 54), March 19 (Jesus Suffers.), March 20 (Prayers), March 21 (Trust), March 22 (Transfiguration), March 23 (Faith), March 24 (The Third Fall), March 25 (The Annunciation), March 26 (Hope), March 27 (John 12), March 28 (Palm Sunday), March 29 (Why did Christ Need to Die?), March 30 (Be a Specialist), March 31 (Good Friday Rosary)

Lenten Series: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

February 2021

February 1 (Authority over Unclean Spirits), February 2 (The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple), February 3 (Hope), February 4 (The Kingdom of God), February 5 (Matt 11:28), February 6 (Jesus Spoke with Authority), February 7 (What does God Want?), February 8 (Psalm 34), February 9 (The Words of Father Anthony DeMello), February 10 (Psalm 95), February 11 (Answering the Call), February 12 (John 9-Who Sinned?), February 13 (The Nature of Sin), February 14 (Religious Rules), February 15 (Breaking Through), February 16 (Faith-Hope-Trust), February 17 (Ash Wednesday), February 18 (Awakened – Psalm 25), February 19 (Reflection on Galatians 5), February 20 (Tired to the Bones), February 21 (Gen 9, Mark 1, 1 Pet 3), February 22 (Psalm 8–Stairway to Heaven), February 23 (I Rise Today), February 24 (Our Call to Holiness), February 25 (Genesis 1 and 2), February 26 (Mark 5), February 27 (Prayer isn’t Rocket Science), February 28 (Jesus in the Wilderness)

January 2021

New Year’s Message, January 2 (A Creatively Courageous Father), January 3 (A. Tender Loving Father), January 4 (A Father in the Shadows), January 5 (Maya Angelou), January 6 (Acts 6 and 7), January 7 (Psalm 9), January 8 (Precious in God’s Eyes), January 9 (Shout from the Highest Mountain), January 10 (The Baptism of Jesus), January 11 (God’s Love for Us), January 12 (Come Aside), January 13 (God’s Loving Gaze), January 14 (Inspirational thought), January 15 (Letter to the Hebrews), January 16 (New Year’s Resolutions), January 17 (Your Servant is Listening), January 18 (Write a Letter Today), January 19 (Our Desires), January 20 (God’s Desires), January 21 (Psalm 1), January 22 (A Prayer for the New Year), January 23 (Just Care), January 24 (The Gospel of Mark), January 25 (Pope Francis on Hope), January 26 (Mark, Jonah, 1 Corinthians), January 27 (The Wind and the Sea Obey Him), January 28 (Feast of Thomas Aquinas), January 29 (Be Not Afraid), January 30 (Repent and Change), January 31 (God Speaks to Us)

A Virtual Advent Evening of Prayer Service–An Advent of Hope 2021

December 1 (Father William Rakowicz, S.J. -“O Come Emmanuel”)
December 8 (Father Thomas Gavin, S.J. -“Morning has Broken”)
December 15 (Father Paul McCarren, S.J.-“Let the Lord be With You”)
December 22 (Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, PhD- Waiting in Hopeful Expectation)

December 2020

December 1 (Revelation 3), December 2 (Glorious Mysteries), December 2 (Lord Teach Us to Pray), December 4 (St. Francis Xavier), December 5 (God Seeks Us) December 6 (What is a Saint), December 7 (Celebrate Life, Eccle 8:15), December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception), December 9 (God Loves Me as a Beloved Son or Daughter), December 10 (If You Can Talk, You Can Pray.), December 11 (Isaiah 9), December 12 (St. Ignatius Loyola), December 13 (Praise the Lord), December 14 (Outrageously, Abundantly in Love), December 15 (Isaiah 4 and Mark), December 16 (God Knows Me as a Redeemed Sinner), December 17 (Anecdote for Reconciliation), December 18 (John 10:10), December 19 (Isaiah 61, John 1), December 20 (2nd Samuel, Luke, Romans), December 21 (Talents), December 22 (Spread Love), December 23 (“O” Antiphons), December 24 (Contemplation on the Incarnation), December 25 (Christmas Greeting), December 26 (In the Beginning), December 27 (The Holy Family), December 28 (A Christmas Message), December 29 (Trusting God), December 30 (The Spirit of the Christmas Season), December 31 (Gratitude)

November 2020

November 1 (Matt 5), November 2 (Communion of Saints), November 3, (Communion of Saints-Father Bill), November 4 (Psalm 119: 114), November 5 (God’s Love), November 6 (Matt 25), November 7 (Jeremiah 8:18). November 8 (Matt 25:1-13), November 9 (Matt 28), November 10 (Romans 12:12), November 11 (Psalm 23), November 12 (Life is Messy), November 13 (St. Mother Teresa), November 14 (Thanksgiving), November 15 (Matt 25), November 16 (A Week of Feast Days), November 17 (Pandemic Prayer), November 18 (I need to breath deeply.), November 19 (Mysteries of Light), November 20 (Revelation), November 21 (Joyful Mysteries), November 22 (John 14), November 23 (Ephesians 4:31-32), November 24 (Sorrowful Mysteries), November 26 (Thanksgiving Message), November 27 (Luke 17:11-19), November 28 (Galatians 3:28), November 29 (Christ the King), November 30 (Late Sayings by Scott Cairns)

October 2020

October 1 (Catholic Spirituality), October 2 (Matt 21: 28-32), October 3, 2020 (Psalm 102), October 4 (Contemplation to attain Love.), October 5, Luke 10 25-37 and Galatians 1: 6-12), October 6 (Micah 7:7), October 7 (Civil War Poem), October 8 (Prayer to ease anxiety), October 9 (Inseparable), October 10 (Break up with Fear), October 11 (My Personal Faith), October 12 (Matthew 21: 33-43), October 13 (Psalm 21), October 14 (God Alone Suffices), October 15 (Ephesians 1: 1-10), October 16 (1 John 5:14), October 17 (A Prayer for the Nation), October 18 (1 Timothy 2:1), October 19 (Luke 12: 13-21), October 20 (Mission Month), October 21 (A Celtic Prayer for Peace), October 22 (Matt 22: 1-14), October 23 (Agere Contra), October 24 (A Prayer for Comfort), October 25 (Fratelli Tutti), October 26 (Luke 11: 1-4), October 27 (A Prayer to Calm Anxiety), October 28 (Matt 2: 18-21), October 29 (Psalm 59), October 30 (All Hallows Eve), October 31 (Feast of Alphonsus Rodriguez)

September 2020

September 1 (A Servant’s Song), September 2 (True Friend), September 3 (Jeremiah 20: 7-9), September 4 (Prayer for Doctors and Nurses), September 5 (Luke 4:35-36), September 6 (Luke 16:13-20), September 7 (Pope Francis’ Corona Virus Protection Prayer), September 8 (Jeremiah 29:11-12), September 9 (Sri Chinmoy), September 10 (Ezekiel 37:1-19), September 11 (Prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo), September 12 (We Journey in Hope), September 13 (Matt 20:1-16), September 14 (Luke 4, Jesus speaks sharply), September 15 (Luke 6:27-38), September 16 (Question), September 17 (Life Lessons), September 18 (Luke &-Jesus is Amazed), September 19 (Matthew: 1), September 20 (Today’s Prayer), September 21 (Matthew 9:9-13), September 22 (St. Anselm of Canterbury), September 23 (John 15:12), September 24 (Matt18: 21-35), September 25 (Luke 22, Jesus’ desires), September 26 (Matt 22: 36-39), September 27 (Luke 9: 1-6), September 28 (Be There.), September 29 (Revelations 12: 7-12), September 30 (Lean on Me)

August 2020

August 1 (Hebrews 12:1-2), August 2 (Matt 15: 44-53), August 3 (James’ Lost Son), August 4 (Micah and Jeremiah), August 5 (Sharing Our Faith),
August 6 (John and Matthew), August 7 (Prayer during the Pandemic by Sr. Cameron Bellm), August 8 (Male and Female He Created Them), August 9 (Ezekiel), August 10 (Prayer of St. Peter Faber, S.J.), August 11 (Nothing Can Separate Us From God), August 12 (Jeremiah 31), August 13 (Galatians 6, Carry each other’s burdens), August 14 (Take Your Face From Christ and You Will Start to Sink), August 15 (The Assumption of Mary), August 16 (Prayer for Hope), August 17 (Jeremiah 13, 18), August 18 (Obedient to his Parents), August 19 ( Psalm 96-Sing a New Song), August 20 (Matt 14), August 21 (Jesus Prayed), August 22 (Native American Saying), August 23 (The Wedding Garment), August 24 (Psalm 50:15), August 25 (Thoughts on Mary), August 26 (St. Nicodemus), August 27 (1Cor 1:1-9), August 28 (Isaiah 41:9-10), August 29 (God Hears our Prayers), August 30 (Psalm 91), August 31 (Luke 4: 16-20)

July 2020

July 1 (The Sixth Day of Creation), July 2 (Proverbs 17:22),
July 3, 2020 (Ordinary Time), July 4 (Jesus in the Temple),
July 5 (God is Present), July 6 (Proverbs 3:1-4), July 7 (Matt:5, 7),
July 8 (Psalm 145), July 9 (Hosea), July 10 (St. Teresa of Avila),
July 11 (Matt 10:5-15), July 12 (Matt 13:1-23), July 13 (Prayer during the Pandemic), July 14 (Matt 10:16-23), July 15 (God of Silence and Stillness),
July 16 (Matt 11: 20-23), July 17 (Sacred Heart of Jesus), July 18 (Come to Me all you who labor and find life burdensome), July 19 (Lay Your Burdens Down), July 20 (Mark 6:31), July 21 (Role the Dice), July 22 (Prayer of Father Thomas G. Morrow), July 23 (Luke:35-50), July 24 (An Orphan’s Son),
July 25 (James 2: 14-18, 26), July 26 (The Wheat and the Weeds),
July 27 (Fading into God), July 28 (Romans 12:9-11), July 29 (Luke 10:38-42),
July 30 (Distractions from Prayer), July 31 Father of the Fatherless


June 2020

June 1 (Thessalonians 5), June 2 (Matthew 28:16-20), June 3 (I Thirst.), June 4 (John 20:19 23) , June 5 (Prayer of St Claude de la Columbiere), June 6 (John 14:27), June 7 (Feast of the Holy Trinity), June 8 (Matthew 25), June 9 (Jeremiah 17:14), June 10 (Ordinary Time), June 11 (Becoming Like a Child), June 12 (The Visitation), June 13 (Prayer of Surrender), June 14 (Feast of Corpus Christi), June 15 (1Kings 18:11-12), July 16 (Matt 5:43-48), July 17 (Loving with the Heart of Christ), July 18 (God is with us),
June 18 (Prayers from Loyola), June 20 (Happy Birthday Hans), June 21 (God our Father), June 22 (Matt 10:26-33), June 23 (The Good Samaritan),
June 24 (You will be called Peter), June 25 (Falling in Love with God),
June 26 (Isaiah 49:1-6), June 27 (Genealogy), June 28 (Mary and Martha,
June 29 (Matt 16:13-19), June 30 (Thoughts of St. Ignatius)

May 2020

May 1 (Romans 5:1-11), May 2 (The Risen Jesus meets his Mother), May 3 (The Soul of Christ), May 4 (1 Peter 1:1-12), May 5 (Thoughts on Easter), May 6 (Prayers from Loyola on the Potomac), May 7 (The Shepherd’s Forgiveness), May 8 (Rosary-Stations of the Cross), May 9 (The Empty Tomb), May 10 (My Mother by St. Aloysius Gonzaga), May 11 (God’s Mercy and Love), May 12 (You are Raised with Christ), May 13 (Our Lady of Fatima), May 14 (John 15:12-17), May 15 (Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi), May 16 (Reconciliation), May 17 (Peter, Do you love Me?), May 18 (Joshua 1:9), May 19 John 14:1-12, May 20 (Slow Down), May 21 (Feast of the Ascension), May 22 (Father of Orphans), May 23 (James 1 Perseverance), May 24 (Reflection on the Ascension), May 25 (Memorial Day), May 26 (Amazing Grace), May 27 (Protaganism of the Holy Spirit), May 28 (Prayer of St. Francis de Sales), May 29 (Galatians 5:22-23), May 30 (John 21:20-25), May 31 (Desires of the Holy Spirit)

April 2020:

April 1 (John 8:1-11), April 2 (Phil 4 -:6-7), April 3 (John 10: 31-42), April 4 (Saint John Paul II-in his own Words), April 5 (Palm Sunday-Matt 21:1-11), April 6 (Psalms for Holy Week), April 7 (Desolation), April 8 (Matt 6:14-26), April 9 (John 16 :1-15), April 10 (Be Not Afraid), April 11 (Finding God in All Things), April 12 (Easter Greeting), April 13 (St. Teresa of Avila), April 14 (Matt 11:28), April 15 (Saying Yes to the Day), April 16 (Living in the Presence of God), April 17, (Examin–End of the Day Reflection), April 18 (Isaiah 40:31), April 21 (1Peter 1:3-9), April 22 (Psalm 42), April 23 (Queen of Heaven), April 24 (John 3:7-15), April 25 (Give me Love), April 26 (Reflection on our Blessings), April 27 (Marian Prayer), April 28 (John 3: 16-21), April 29 (Psalm 31), April 30 (Luke 24:13-35)

March 2020

March 23 (Psalm 56:3), March 24 (Deut 31:6), March 25 (Luke 1:26-38), March 26 (1 Peter 5:7), March 27 (Hymn: Lead Me, Guide Me), March 30 (John 11:1-45), March 31 (Romans 15:13)