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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord ~ Christ is Risen! Go tell it!

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord  April 1, 2018 Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! Over the few years, I’ve only shared an Easter poem I wrote, but today I want to offer a more nourishing reflection on the impact of Christ’s resurrection upon Christian people and upon folks like you and me. I […]

My God, why have you forsaken me!!!

Like a sapling he grew in front of us, Like a root in arid ground… a thing despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering …. And yet ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. But we thought of him as someone punished, struck by God, […]

The Sorrowful Mothers of the World

The Sorrowful Mother (The Pieta) – Michelangelo – In the millennial year of 1500 when he was 24 years old HOLY WEEK 2018 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 […]

Monday of Holy Week ~ Love’s extravagance

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK ~ 2018 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 […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Jesus ~ He emptied himself becoming utterly poor for us!

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ ~ March 25, 2018                                     Dear Friends, All is ready now for the final days of our Lenten journey with Jesus.   The drama of the Paschal Mystery will […]

Take up your cross and follow me!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2018 We are one week away from Holy Week. May we prepare to celebrate the mysteries with profound reverence and love. “The hour has come” Jesus says, “for the Son of Man to be glorified.” “I solemnly assure you,  unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, […]

God so loved the world . . . (John 3:16) Do you believe?

The Fourth Sunday of Lent 2018  We’re half-way through Lent now and traditional this is known as Laetare Sunday ~ Laetare in Latin, meaning “Rejoice!”  However, today’s readings don’t seem to have that kind of flavor. The Responsorial Psalm has us sing: “Let my tongue be silenced if ever I forget you, Zion!” The priests’ and […]