Cristóbal Almanza

Husband to Cristina, Catholic artist and designer. Serve as High School catechist and retreat coordinator. Committed to promoting the beauty of Truth through education and art. @soulpainter Visit my site President, Co-Founder ACNM


    Posts by Cristóbal Almanza

    Sunday Says – April 26, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection


    Fourth Sunday of Easter – Good Shepherd Sunday Lectionary: 50 (NAB Readings) (Jerusalem Bible Readings) Reading 1 ACTS 4:8-12 This week’s first reading continues in the book of the Acts of the Apostles. In this section of the story, Peter is speaking before the Sanhedrin to address his healing of the cripple beggar. St Peter’s […]

    Do Catholics Need to Believe in Saint Miracles?

    Saints and Miracles

    There are some topics in the faith that are a little confusing and even hard to believe. Saints are certainly of particular interests. We are blessed to live in the communion of saints that surrounds us to encourage and intercede for our intentions. To be a saint, a person must have completed their life on […]

    Sunday Says – April 12, 2015 – Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Second Sunday of Easter Sunday of Divine Mercy Lectionary: 44 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation)   This is the great feast of Mercy which was proclaimed by John Paul II to fulfill the desires of Jesus as expressed to St Faustina. It’s a beautiful day to focus on the Divine Mercy of Jesus that seeks to forgive […]

    Keeping the Faith and Divine Mercy

    St Faustina

    A Mormon once approached while I was walking through my neighborhood and started talking to me about his beliefs. I always enjoy talking to people of other faiths, especially the ones convicted enough to try and teach others what they believe at random. They are no real threat to my faith, so I feel very […]

    5 Reasons to do Marian Consecration

    5 Reasons to do Marian Consecration

    In the fall of 2006, a friend introduced me to a book called True Devotion to Mary by St Louis de Montfort, and I can confidently say that there has never been a book that had a greater impact in my spiritual life. I was blessed to be raised a cradle Catholic, but it wasn’t […]

    Sunday Says – March 22, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Fifth Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 35 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) This is the fifth Sunday of Lent, the last Sunday before Holy Week. In many parishes, it is customary to veil crosses and images with purple cloth around the church in this time we call Passiontide. Reading 1 Jeremiah 31:31-34   This week’s first […]

    Sunday Says – March 15, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    March 15, 2015 Fourth Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 32 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) This is another week where there are 2 different readings depending on whether there are scrutinies happening at the mass you attend this weekend. Those readings come from year A, and we are currently in year B. The fourth Sunday of […]

    Austin Catholic Meetup (Unofficial SXSWi 2015)


    A few times a year, Austin CNM lives out it mission by going beyond the digital avatars and commits to meeting in person as community of Christians that seek to use interactive technology as a tool for the New Evangelization. These gatherings are always small and intimate to facilitate greater discussion and fellowship. Join us […]

    Sunday Says – March 8, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

    Sunday Says Podcast

    Sunday, March 8, 2015 Third Sunday of Lent – Year A Scrutinies Lectionary: 28 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Exodus 17:3-7 There are two different parts of Exodus that could be read for this week’s first reading. You will either hear the familiar story of the Prophet Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from […]