Short Catholic Homilies: The Value of Time

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

We have no time to waste!

“Brethren, some day we shall want all this time that we are now wasting. Then it will stand out before us in its true value; we shall see that it should have been redeemed, and that it is now irredeemable.”  Transcript

Being “busy” and redeeming the time can be two separate things.  Our time will either be redeemed now by doing “all things in Christ” (Philippians 4:13) or it will be lost and after our death we will either have to make it up in summer school (purgatory) or spend an eternity burning the midnight oil in hell.

A Prayer to Redeem Time

“O Lord Jesus Christ,  sin has abounded in my life through needless waste of time.  Send down upon me the Holy Ghost that where once waste was found it can now be filled with fire of charity and zeal.  O Virgin Most Prudent, who served God more diligently than all others, offer to your  Son this supplication, that he pardon me for my waste of time, and that I became his diligent and constant servant. Amen”


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Giovanni Animuccia:Credo in Unum Deum to The Tudor Consort

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