The Prodigal

Chapter Talks

There is no Christianity without love and forgiveness!  There is no true Christian love that does not include mercy and forgiveness.  In the gospel parable of the so called ‘Prodigal Son’, Jesus reveals the nature of God as unconditional love and compassion.  And this revelation is what he incarnated in his life, death, and resurrection…He continues to incarnate this love now, within our hearts as they are converted, meaning changed, to being opened wider than wide!

March 27, 2022 Read More

A Love the Knows no Bounds

Chapter Talks

On Thursday for our Morning Prayer we had a reading from Leviticus 19, verses: 1-2, 17-18, 33-34.  This reading was chosen by the editors of Give Us This Dayas their Morning Prayer reading to complement the gospel on this same day.  The gospel reading for the Mass from Luke opened with these verses: “Jesus said to his disciples:

September 16, 2018 Read More

Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
 Fra Angelico,  St RomualdSaint Romuald (d. 1027)
Readings of the day: RB 15 When the Alleluia Should Be SaidMass: 1 K 21:17-29; Resp Ps 51; Mt 5:43-48

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Jesus’ words to each a
June 19, 2018 Read More

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 7:59Mass: Ho 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9; Resp Ps (Is 12); Ep 3:8-12, 14-19; Jn 19:31-37
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NB. This reflection was presented at a Communion Service today. The reader will recognize echoes from other blog posts, most noticeably that of May 25, 2018.
May Christ dwell in our hearts through faith.
The theo
June 08, 2018 Read More

Holy Thursday 2018

Chapter Talks

‘He goes before us…’:  Do we desire life, do we long for freedom, do we want the love that is stronger than death, and the joy that makes our lives complete, then we must follow.  Holy Week is like a ‘bas relief’ painting:  it puts front and center the Paschal Mystery, a mystery that is woven in our lives.   Our lives are stamped with the ‘paschal mystery’, stamped with this paradigm of Life that rises up out of death, the precious life that expands, with each surrender

March 29, 2018 Read More
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