The Jesus I know and love

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ~ What wondrous love is this?

THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS ~ Friday, June 23, 2017 The church tells us “the term ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus denotes the entire mystery of Christ, the totality of his being and his person. . . . Devotion to the Sacred Heart calls for a fundamental conversion and reparation, of love and […]

The Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Body broken ~ Blood poured out in Love for us!

THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI) ~ Sunday June 18, 2017 Dear Friends, Today is our Roman Catholic feast of Corpus Christi  in which pause to appreciate and give thanks for the wonderful gift of the holy Eucharist. I’d like to reflect for a moment on what we Catholics believe about […]

You will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth!

The Feast of the Ascension  ~ May 28, 2017 The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord is part of the Easter mystery.  First is the Resurrection in which Jesus conquers death for us and reveals that life will never end. Then there is the Ascension in which Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit […]

I will not leave you orphans!

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ May 21, 2017 Ordinarily we human beings try to make some provisions for those we will leave behind when we die; Jesus, who became fully human and fully immersed in all that we are and do, was no exception. Some of us are concerned with anticipating and attending to […]

I am the Way and the Truth and the Life ~ for You!

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~May 14, 2017 Today’s Gospel is part of Jesus’ intimate talk with his disciples at the Last Supper as recorded by John Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” I rely much of this commentary […]

Shepherd me, O God!

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ May 7, 2017 Good Shepherd Sunday Have you ever thought about how shepherds handle their sheep? They follow their shepherd, who walks in front of them. They are not goaded like cattle. Cowboys herd cattle from behind, pushing them forward. Not so with sheep. If we are to look […]

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 […]