Holy Thursday: God's Gift of Love

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In today’s liturgy we behold Jesus’ self-gift in the washing of the feet ritual and in the Eucharist where Jesus offers his body and his blood for the world. Self-giving is an act of agape: unconditional love, the highest form, the deepest form of love…This is the diptych of today’s two rituals and of what we will be participating in.

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April 09, 2020 Read More

I AM the Resurrection and the Life

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The gospel of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, is the last of the ‘signs’ in St. John’s gospel where Jesus reveals in his person the glory of God.  The context for ‘believing in John’s gospel involves an encounter, an encounter with Christ.

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March 30, 2020 Read More

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)

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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
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