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Arise and sing Alleluia!

   Easter Sunday 2013 Jesus, Seed sown-down / risen-up fruit-full Arise and sing Alleluia! Jesus!  Wheat-grain harvested whole / hallowed Arise and sing Alleluia! Jesus! Bread-broken giving Life forever Arise and sing Alleluia! Jesus!  Wrathful grape pressed into purpled joy Arise and sing Alleluia! Jesus!   Dead and dread become dancing-dawn Arise and sing Alleluia! Jesus! […]

What wondrous love is this?

Holy Thursday / Good Friday 2013 Dear Friends, I share with you oneof my finest homilies given to the people of St. Bartholmoew’s Parish, Mirimar, Florida on Good Friday 1992. . . . The Heart of Jesus (Jesus the Tremendous Lover) Like a sapling he grew in front of us, Like a root in arid […]

The sorrowful mothers of the world

While I was on my retreat the first week of Lent 2009,  one of my prayer assignments was to sit before a statue of the sorrowful mother.  I have always had a devotion to Mary, the mother of the Lord,  and on that balmy afternoon against the background of the cypress swamp I reflected on […]

Mary, Jesus and some expensive oil

Monday of Holy Week Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, […]

Palm Sunday ~ The Humility of Jesus

Palm Sunday / March 24th, 2013 Dear Friends, All is ready now for the final days of our Lenten journey with Jesus.   the drama of the Paschal Mystery will  be re-enacted  once again in  parishes throughout the world.  I have loved the liturgy of Holy Week since I was a boy and in this […]

Unbind us, Lord! Let us go free!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent In today’s gospel, John the Evangelist has still another incredible that the church uses to show us how Jesus wants to be for us: He is the One who unbinds our shackles / calls us forth from the tombs of our lives and offers us new and risen life! When? For […]

I can see! You light up my life!

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – The story of the man born blind John the Evangelist is inviting us to ask ourselves:  Who are the blind ones?  Who are those who see? If you have time, read the entire story for yourself John Chapter Nine. It’s an important question for any of us who choose […]

A thirsty man meets a thirsty woman

We’re in an important series of Sunday scriptures used to help catechumens (those preparing to meet the Lord in baptism).  In using this series of three stories (1st) The Woman at the Well, (2nd) The Man Born Blind (next Sunday) and (3rd)  The Raising of Lazarus, the Church all through its history asks  John the […]