Jesus Mary Joseph

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Meditations and Readings for Every Day of the Year

Selected from the Spiritual Writings of Saint Alphonsus Maria

Volume 1 – Part I:   Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (NOTE WELL: as more of the books are recorded, additional hyperlinks will be added.)


ADVENT

Introduction and Forward: http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/Begin.mp3

First Sunday: The Day of the Last Judgment… The Nations in the Valley of Josaphat … The Goodness of God and the Work of Redemption … http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1s.mp3

Monday: God Dishonored by Sin… The Judgment and the Sentence… Jesus Charged with the Sins of the Whole World… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1m.mp3

Tuesday: The Great Affair of Salvation… Mental Prayer: I. Its Importance… The Love of God for Men… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1t.mp3

Wednesday: The Great Thought of Eternity… Mental Prayer: II. Its End and Object… The Word Was Made Man in the Fullness of Time… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1w.mp3

Thursday: Portrait of a Man Who Is but a Short Time Gone into the House of His Eternity… Mental Prayer: III. Its Place and Time… The Abasement of Jesus… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1th.mp3

Friday: The Unhappy Life of the Sinner… Mental Prayer: IV.  Method of Making It… Jesus Enlightens the World and Glorifies God… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1f.mp3

Saturday: The Power of Mary’s Intercession… The Value of Spiritual Reading… The Son of God Was Laden with All Our Iniquities… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a1sa.mp3

Second Sunday: The Advantages of Tribulations… The Poverty of the Infant Jesus… God Sends His Son to Die in Order to Restore Us to Life… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2s.mp3

Monday: Considerations on the Religious State. I. Salvation Assured to Religious… Councils concerning a religious vocation. I. How Important It Is to Follow a Vocation to a Religious Life… The Love That the Son of God Has Shown Us in the Redemption… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2m.mp3

Tuesday: II. The Happy Death of Religious… The Call of God Must Be Obeyed, and Obeyed without Delay… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2t.mp3

Wednesday: III. The Account He Will Have To Render to God He Does Not Follow His Vocation… The Mains to Be Employed for Preserving a Religious Vocation. A. Secrecy… Grander of the Mystery of the Incarnation… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2w.mp3

Thursday: IV.  The Torments of the Soul of One in Hell That Has Lost His Vocation… Means to Preserve One’s Vocation. A. Secrecy (continued)… Jesus Suffers during His Whole Life… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2th.mp3

Friday: V. Immense Glory of the Religious in Heaven … The Means to Be Employed for Preserving a Religious Vocation. B. Prayer… C. Recollection… Jesus Wished to Suffer so Much in Order to Gain Our Hearts… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2f.mp3

Saturday: The Offering Mary Made of Herself to God Was Prompt and without Delay… Councils, etc. VI.  Dispositions Required for Entering Religion… The Greatest Sorrow of Jesus… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a2sa.mp3

Third Sunday: The Joy of Jesus’ Coming… “The Way of the Lord.” 1.  We Must Put Away All Self-Confidence…  2.  We Must Have Great Confidence in God… The Love of Jesus for Us in Becoming Man… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3s.mp3

Monday: The Interior Piece That God Gives to Good Religious… Councils, etc. VII. Detachment. 1.  From Comforts… 2.  From Relations… Jesus Is the Fountain of Grace… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3m.mp3

Tuesday: The Harm Done to Religious by Tepidity… Councils, etc. VIII. 3.  Detachment from Self-Esteem… Jesus the Charitable Physician of Our Souls… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3t.mp3

Wednesday: How Dear to God Is a Soul That Gives Itself to Him… Councils, etc. IX. Detachment from Self-Will… God Has Given His Only Son to Save Us… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3w.mp3

Thursday: To Become a Saint It Is Necessary to Have a Great Desire of Holiness… Councils, etc. X. Trials That We Must Expect to Have in the Religious Life… God Has Made Himself a Child to Gain Our Confidence and Our Love… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3th.mp3

Friday: The Love We Owe to Jesus Christ in Return for the Love He Has Shown Us… Councils, etc. XI. Conclusion… Jesus Offered Himself for Our Salvation from the Beginning… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3f.mp3

Saturday: How Much Religious Ought to Confide in the Patronage of Mary… On Devotion to the Blessed Virgin… Jesus a Prisoner in the Womb of Mary… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a3sa.mp3

Fourth Sunday: “The Salvation of the Lord”… Joseph and Mary at Bethlehem… The Eternal Word Becomes Little… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a4s.mp3

Monday: The Great Happiness Religious Enjoy in Dwelling in the Same House with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament… Encouragement to Novices to Persevere in Their Vocation… 1.  Tenderness for Parents and Friends… The Love That God Has Shown Us in Becoming Man… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a4m.mp3

Tuesday: The Life of a Religious Resembles Mostly the Life of Jesus Christ… Encouragement, etc. 2.  Anxiety concerning Health… 3.  The Inconveniences of Community Life…4.  Discouragement in Aridities… Jesus Has Done and Suffered Everything to Save Us… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a4t.mp3

Wednesday: Zeal the Religious Ought to Have for the Salvation of Souls… Encouragement, etc. 5.  Doubts about the Vocation Itself… 6.  The Thought That One Could Live More Devoutly If One Were Free… Jesus Comes to Lead an Afflicted Life… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a4w.mp3

Thursday: How Necessary Are the Virtues of Meekness and Humility for Religious… Encouragement, etc. 7.  The Thought That One Could Be More Useful to One’s Neighbor in the World than in Religion… The Sorrow That the Ingratitude of Men Has Caused Jesus… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a4th.mp3

Friday: Jesus Wishes to Be Loved… Encouragement, etc. 8.  On the Means of Persevering in the Religious State… The Love of God Manifested to Men by the Birth of Jesus… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/a4f.mp3

CHRISTMAS

Eve of Christmas: Jesus Comes to Cast Fire upon the Earth… Jesus Comes to Call Sinners… Joseph Goes to Bethlehem with His Holy Spouse… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/ChristmasEve.mp3

Christmas day: This Day Is Born to You a Savior… The Eternal Word Being Great Becomes Little… The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/ChristmasDay.mp3

December 26: The Redemption of His People… The Advantages of the Religious State 1.  A Religious Lives More Purely… Jesus Is Born an Infant… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/dec26.mp3

December 27: And With Him Plentiful Redemption… The Advantages of the Religious State 2.  A Religious Falls More Rarely… 3.  A Religious Rises More Speedily… 4.  A Religious Walks More Cautiously… Jesus and Swathing Bands… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/dec27.mp3

December 28: God Has Made Himself Ours… The Advantages of the Religious State 5.  A Religious Is Bedewed More Frequently… 6.  A Religious Rests More Securely… Jesus Taking Milk… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/dec28.mp3

December 29: The Chosen Arrow… The Advantages of the Religious State 6.  A Religious Rests More Securely (continued)… Jesus Lying on Straw… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/dec29.mp3

December 30: The Shortness of Life… The Advantages of the Religious State 7.  A Religious Dies More Confidently… The Advantages of the Religious State 8.  And Is Purified More Quickly… Jesus Sleeping… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/dec30.mp3

Sunday within the Octave of Christmas: The Eternal Word Becomes a Servant… The Fall and the Resurrection of Many… He Differeth  Nothing from a Servant… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/SundayInOctave.mp3

December 31: Neglect of Time… The Advantages of the Religious State 9.  A Religious Is More Abundantly Rewarded… Jesus Weeping… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/dec31.mp3

First Friday of December: The Bitterness of the Heart of Jesus in the Womb of His Mother… Behold the Heart That Has Love Men so Much… And the Word Was Made Flesh… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/FirstFridayinDec.mp3

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: It Was Becoming That the Eternal Father Should Preserve Mary from Original Sin… It Was Becoming That the Son Should Preserve His Mother from Original Sin… It Was Becoming That the Holy Ghost Should Preserve Mary from Original Sin… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/ImmaculateConception.mp3

New Year’s Day – the Circumcision of Our Lord: Jesus our Savior… The Name of Jesus Consoles… His Name Was Called Jesus… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/NewYear’sDay.mp3

Feast of the Holy Name: The Name of Jesus a Name of Gladness… The Name of Jesus Our Defense… The Name of Our Savior a Name of Great Power… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/NameOfJesus.mp3

January 3: The Value of Time… The Name of Jesus Inflames with Holy Love… The Occupations of the Infant Jesus in the Stable of Bethlehem… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/jan3.mp3

First Friday of January: The Heart of Jesus Follow Sufferings Even from His Infancy… The Grace of God Our Savior Hath Appeared… The Kindness of Jesus Our God… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/FirstFridayinJan.mp3

First Saturday in January: Mary’s Prayers for Us Are Always Heard… Our Eternal Salvation Is in Prayer… The Solitude of Jesus in the Stable… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/FirstSaturdayinJan.mp3

Epiphany.

January 6: They Found the Child with Mary His Mother… Lo, Here Am I Send Me… Happiness of Having Been Born after the Redemption and in the True Church… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/Epiphany.mp3

January 7 – The Presentation in the Temple: He Delivered Himself an Oblation and a Sacrifice to God… Saint Simeon’s Prophecy… The First Sword of Sorrow… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/Presentation.mp3

January 8 – the Flight into Egypt: They Seek the Child to Destroy Him… The Second Sword of Sorrow… Man Is a Traveler on Earth… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/FlightIntoEgypt.mp3

January 9: Salvation Alone Is Necessary… The Great Thought of Eternity… The Dwelling of Jesus in Egypt… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/jan9.mp3

January 10: The Failure to Save One’s Soul Is without Remedy… And Admonition Addressed to Persons of All States Who Desire to Be Saved… The Return of Jesus from Egypt… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/jan10.mp3

Second Friday of January: The Goods of This World Are False Goods… The Power of the Passion of Jesus Christ during Kendall Divine Love in Every Heart. 1.  What the Passion of Jesus Christ Is Done for God and Us…2.  What the Passion of Jesus Christ Requires of Us… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/FirstFridayinJan.mp3

Second Saturday of January: The Loss of Jesus in the Temple… The Third Sword of Sorrow… He Was Subject to Them… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/FirstSaturdayinJan.mp3

First Sunday after Epiphany (Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth): Jesus at Nazareth… Mary’s Poverty… Joseph’s Love for Mary and Jesus… http://www.jmjsite.com/mr/HolyFamily.mp3