Holy Saturday reflections from my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley. He reflects on Jesus as the firstborn of the dead.
Reflections on the final three words of Jesus from the Cross by my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley.
My good friend, Msgr. Richard Lavalley, offers a very moving meditation on the Stations of the Cross.
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.
Today we pray for those people who work in government. We pray for all those people who must make difficult decisions during this time of pandemic.
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!
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.
The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue. Do you have a disciple’s tongue? And what is a disciple’s tongue anyway?
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.