The actions of Mary in today’s Gospel seem strange, Rev. Br. Christopher Johnson, O.P., explains. She opens herself up to ridicule and to scorn because of the extravagance of her action. But those extravagant actions of Mary are founded upon something even more extravagant. The love of Christ for her. Each of us is called to pour out our own expensive perfume, our lives and love, for Jesus Christ because he has given us the Greatest Gift of all. Salvation.
Brother Joseph Paul shares with us that we are to look for the crucified one and bow to Him. Christ is our companion in our suffering.
Brother Andrew Martin reminds us that today’s challenging reality reflects a new normal that Jesus invites us into. Even after all this time, Br. Andrew Martin asks if we have yet become accustomed to the ‘New Normal’ of Christ. If we live in Christ, he accompanies us in our fear, and invites us to trust in Him.
Today we pray for those teachers must find new and creative ways to teach their students, and to remain connected to them.
On another walk on Friday, different direction. This video shows flowering trees and tulips, water and other things. While we enter into this Holy Week, we can be consoled in faith that Easter joy is not that far away. Spring here is bursting forth, even in the midst of a pandemic. Enjoy!
When we read the passion, it can be easy to exclude certain persons in the story from our consciousness. We simply do not think they could be us, or we them. But the truth is, these persons can indeed be us. This new podcast from the DePorres Pages Podcasts lets us know just how we are them and they are us.
This week we are drawn into the incomprehensible love of Jesus for each one of us, and if we open our heart, even just a little bit, we will stand amazed on Easter Sunday at the new life given to us by God’s generous love.
WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the faithful to join him in a moment of prayer on Good Friday (April 10) to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart.. . . Praying together as a nation, the archbishop asks that we seek healing for all who are unwell, wisdom for those whose work is halting the spread of coronavirus, and strength for all God’s children.
Reflections from my good friend Msgr. Lavalley on Palm Sunday. He distinguishes between being able to receive the sacraments and choosing not to, an act of indifference and maybe sin, from the desire to receive the sacraments and not being able to, an act of love.
Reflections on the fourth word from the Cross from Jesus from my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley. This reflection is well worth listening to today.