Lent 2019

The Third Sunday of Lent ~ the Warning of the Fig Tree

The Third Sunday of Lent ( Year C) ~ The Warning of the Fig Tree Before we begin, there are two liturgical texts for this and the following two Sundays.  An alternate set from Year A is often used when Catechumens are present.  But these are the prescribed texts for the day from the Gospel […]

Centering Prayer ~ Silence and (part 3) Friendship with God

Centering Prayer and the Need for Silence in our Lives (Part three) Friendship with God In the past two issues of this Blog on Centering Prayer, we looked at the basics at how to get into it. In this one, we go a little deeper to take a look at where Centering Prayer is leading—towards […]

Second Sunday of Lent ~ Have you been to the mountain?

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 17, 2019 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  It’s a great story.  It contrasts with last week’s story of Jesus in the desert being tempted by the devil.  Today Jesus is receiving a wonderful […]

The First Sunday of Lent: The Fidelity of Jesus ~ May we learn to be faithful too!

First Sunday of Lent ~The Fidelity of Jesus ~ March 10, 2019 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. Before I get into my own thoughts on this important opening story in the life of our Lord, I’d like to […]

Ashes to Ashes ~ Dust to Dust ~ Can we rise again?

Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is late this year ~ Sunday April 19th. So, you may ask ~ what are ashes all about? We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes on the penitent’s […]