Today’s Prayer: April 11, 2020

I find today the strangest day of all. We have celebrated Good Friday, and so the Church is silent, since we have not yet begun the Easter Vigil. But this year the period of time between the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Vigil has united the world.

The Good Friday Project – a collaboration from St. Louis Catholic High Schools

“Today, we invite you and your families to pray along with us in The Good Friday Project, a digital collaboration linking virtual arms across the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Representatives of Campus Ministry in each of the 26 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese worked together on this project to show that, even though we are physically distant, we are eternally part of one body in Christ. On this Good Friday, may the Spirit of Love draw us more deeply into Jesus’ passion and death. Amen.”

Today’s Prayer: April 10, 2020

Lord Jesus, how is it you could die for my sins? How is it you can continually pour out your mercy and forgiveness for these sins that caused you to die? How great is your love!

Reflections from Msgr. Lavalley: Holy Thursday

My good friend, Msgr. Richard Lavalley, offers his reflections on Holy Thursday. His reflection considers a time of closed churches in the United States. We must remember that the Holy Eucharist is also a banquet. Calvary becomes present in our churches. Always when we celebrate is the passion of the Christ. And he reminds us that hunger makes the meal. May we experience a hunger for the Eucharist.

Friarly: Troubled but not anxious

We live in troubling times. It is easy for us to panic, to become anxious or worried and to lose perspective. Fr. Kevin Stephens, O.P., reminds us that even Jesus was “deeply troubled.” Christ has taken on our flesh, carried our sins, and he can take our worries and anxieties as well. We may be troubled, but we must trust in the Lord. For like it says in Isaiah, if we are like a polished arrow in the hands of God, we know that we shall find our mark.

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