Today we pray for those teachers must find new and creative ways to teach their students, and to remain connected to them.
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.
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.
God is not always practical. His plans are not always pragmatic. Sometimes, perhaps often, God’s plans are incredible, that is, difficult to believe. We are called to love enemies and persecutors. We are called to help the poor, the refugee, the migrant. It is in giving that we receive.
My good friend Msgr. Lavalley, pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, Vermont. Today he reflects on the third word of Christ from the cross.
Rev. Brother and Deacon Christopher Johnson, O.P., has always admired Abraham. It took immense faith and courage to leave behind everything he knew to trust in God’s promise. It took even greater faith to offer up his greatest treasure, his very son, to God. Yet when called, Abraham answered. In the same way the saint today, St. Francis Paola, answered the call to leave behind the comfortable religious life he had found in Italy for the more difficult job of teaching the nobles and royalty of France about humility and charity.
Ever wonder why God changed the name Abram to Abraham? Since it is recorded in the Book of Genesis, it must have represented something significant. And it does.
Courage. In a time of uncertainty and anxiety, courage is a virtue that is sorely needed. How is it we develop, with the help of God’s grace, this virtue of courage?
Reflections from my good friend Msgr. Richard Lavalley, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Winooski, Vermont.