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You will know him in the breaking of the bread

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ April 30, 2017 I would like to offer a reflection on my favorite resurrection story. I will reflect on the story, the fruit of my own imagination; but you need to engage your own.   (Please note: When I use the actual words from Scrip­ture, they appear in bold […]

The Second Sunday of Easter ~ Peace Be with You!

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ April 23, 2017  (Divine Mercy Sunday) When Jesus appeared to the apostles after the resurrection, he would greet them with the words, “Peace be with you.” They were very distressed and fearful, huddled together in the Upper Room behind locked doors. They were very sad and distraught that the One they […]

Go tell it! Jesus is Risen!

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD ~ April 16, 2017 First day of the week now come The dawn, now dawning Women rushing with their spices Quaking earth trembling, trembled An angel dazzling, dazzled Rolling back the stone Do not be afraid! he said, He has been raised! Go quickly!! Tell it! Jesus […]

What wondrous love is this?

Holy Thursday / Good Friday 2017 Dear Friends, I share with you one of my finest homilies given to the people of St. Bartholomew’s Parish, Miramar, Florida on Good Friday 1992. . . . (Though this is a long text, it deals with the issue of how to deal with personal pain as well as […]

The sorrowful mothers of the world

HOLY WEEK 2017 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 […]

Monday of Holy Week ~ Jesus and Mary’s extravagant love

Monday of Holy Week ~ April 10, 2017 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 […]

The King became utterly poor for you and me!

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ April 9, 2017 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 […]