The Man Born Blind

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Conversion to a deepened faith: the eye of the heart continually needs this transformation…transformation into a living and growing faith. 

March 22, 2020 Read More

God's Love Heals and Transforms

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The theme of Pope Francis’ message for Lent this year is ‘conversion’.  Right at the beginning of his ‘Lenten Message’ he states that the ‘paschal mystery is the basis of conversion.’  Indeed, the backdrop of our Lenten journey is the death and resurrection of Jesus.  This event states that ‘now is the time of grace, now is the day of our salvation’. This grace, available now, happens each time we turn from what is not life, and turn towards God….Conversion is a turning from and turning toward: this inner dynamic is a dying or a letting go for life, for God’s love to heal and transform.  An authentic conversion is an “inward transformation” (p.233).

March 01, 2020 Read More

Saturday of Holy Week (Holy Saturday)

Lectio Divina
Christ became obedient for us even to death, death on a cross.
JESUS CHRIST … SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED INTO HELL.
(The Apostles' Creed)
On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord's tomb in prayer and fasting, meditating on His Passion and Death and on His descent into Hell, and awaiting His Resurrection.
April 20, 2019 Read More

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:10-19
The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: Is 52:13-53:12; Resp Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42

Those who have not heard shall ponder it.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE HEALED.
HE SHALL TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF MANY, AND WIN PARDON FOR THEIR OFFENSES.
April 19, 2019 Read More

Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday)

Lectio Divina

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:1-9 Community Rank
Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Resp Ps 89; Rev 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Resp Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15

Love one another as I have loved you.
IF I, THEREFORE, THE MASTER AND TEACHER, HAVE WASHED YOUR FEET, YOU OUGHT TO WASH ONE ANOTHER'S FEET.
These days of Holy Week present challenges for each one of us. Life goes on and we face daily crosses in the form of disagreements, tension, anxiety, aches, pains, tiredness, and grief. These 'daily pinpricks' make Jesus' words more challenging. Even so, Jesus says: "I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." We walk together. 
April 18, 2019 Read More
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