Be Still My Heart

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“You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, and have revealed them to the little ones,” says Jesus (Mt 11:25). Jesus is praising his abba for revealing the mysteries of God to the little ones, that is to children. If we look at the posture of children and compare it with the posture of the so-called ‘wise and learned’, what is Jesus praising in this text?

(Above - recently discovered Salvator Mundi, by Leonardo Da Vinci)

July 05, 2020 Read More

The Cost of Discipleship

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When we each professed our monastic vows at our solemn profession, was not our ‘yes’ total? If we reflect on the ‘burning’ feeling in our hearts at that time, there was a strong affect and love within our ‘yes’; we were aware (at least I hope we were aware!) that our ‘yes’ was total, we were ready to give our all for the ‘pearl of great price’ (Mt 13:46).

June 28, 2020 Read More

His Heart, Our Heart

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"‘To believe’ denotes a fundamental disposition of openness to the truth which makes the person capable of seeing the glory of God whenever and wherever it is revealed.” (Sr. Sandra Schneiders)

June 19, 2020 Read More

The Body and Blood of Christ Present in our Lives

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“Every time that we participate in Holy Mass and we are nourished by the Body of Christ, the presence of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit acts in us, shaping our hearts, communicating an interior disposition to us that translates into conduct according to the Gospel."  Pope Francis, Angelus, June 22, 2014

June 14, 2020 Read More

Holy Trinity Sunday

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Holy Trinity Sunday: this is an important solemnity of the Church.  The ‘Trinity’ will always remain a ‘mystery’ in the sense that it is difficult to explain or perhaps better to say it is unexplainable!  What we can understand comes through faith, a faith that is alive and living.  There would be no Trinity Sunday without the Incarnation of God’s beloved Son.  This is the main motif for the mystery of the Trinity: through the incarnation of Christ, we come to know the Source of all Life: God, Jesus’ Abba and our Abba.  Then, through Jesus’ obedience to God, his suffering, death and Resurrection, we are given the gift of the Spirit.  We have not been left orphaned…the Incarnate One lives on through the Holy Spirit.

June 07, 2020 Read More
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