Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Suffering Servant

Though he was in the form of God, Jesus did not deem equality with God something to be grasped at. Rather, he emptied himself and took the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men. He was … Continue reading

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The Divine Mercy Novena begins today

By Judy Keane from Catholic Exchange: It is available in abundance to everyone if only we would embrace it.  It is an endless and unfathomable gift that flows most profusely on the Sunday after Easter.  It is the devotion of … Continue reading

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Washing of the Feet

“Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After … Continue reading

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The Agony in the Garden

  This homily was given by Pope Benedict XVI at the Basilica of St John Lateran at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, 5 April 2012. May God bless our beloved Pope Emeritus who celebrated his 87th … Continue reading

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Tenebrae – Spy Wednesday

Numerous churches throughout the world will conduct a Tenebrae service on the evening of Wednesday of Holy Week, today. The service will be essentially the anticipated offices of Matins and Lauds for Maundy Thursday, tomorrow. One of the responsories will … Continue reading

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Happy is he who is faithful to God in adversity

 Meditation for Wednesday of Holy Week from St Alphonsus Liguori: Some people think they are beloved of God when all their affairs go prosperously with them and they have no troubles. But St. James says: Blessed is the man that suffereth … Continue reading

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The Mercy of God to a Penitent

St. Maximus the Confessor: “God’s will is to save us, and nothing pleases him more than our coming back to him with true repen­tance. The heralds of truth and the ministers of divine grace have told us this from the … Continue reading

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I will go before you

A beautiful meditation on this Monday of Holy Week on the Liturgical readings from the monks of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland  There You Shall See Me The bright eighth mode intervals of last evening’s Magnificat Antiphon still echo … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Palm Sunday, Year A

The Greatness of God’s Passionate Love Paris, April 11, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Palm branches to commemorate not for a show Today’s liturgy begins with the procession of palms. The people who carry these palm branches are not … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 6

“ The Children of the Hebrews spread their garments on the road, crying aloud and  saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! After the blessing of the palms at … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Reign of “Gay” | Catholic World Report

For those who may have missed very recently Catholic World Report or New Advent website, this should not be missed. Spot on! Or are there any with a different “perspective”?  

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Our Lady of Sorrows: fifth sorrow – the Crucifixtion

On this Friday before Good Friday the Church celebrates “Our Lady of Sorrows”. We contemplate Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, standing at the foot of the Cross, with her Immaculate Heart pierced by a sword, as she looks upon her … Continue reading

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The Daily Cross

By Dan Burke on ‘Catholic Spiritual Direction’ “He that taketh not up his cross, and followeth Me, is not worthy of Me” (Mt 10:38). By these words, the divine Master expressly declares that one of the indispensable conditions for being … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Unexpectedly Meets Franciscans of the Immaculate

Last year we reported the problem the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate had experienced with the placing of Fr. Volpi from the Vatican to oversee the Order. Now, Deo Gratias, there is some hope that an end of the trouble … Continue reading

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Making a Good Confession

Making a good Confession is an important part of our Lenten Journey towards the Easter Triduum and the celebration of Our Blessed Lord’s Resurrection. Many Catholics have already made the Sacrament of Confession part and parcel of their Lenten practices, … Continue reading

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