Here in the U.S. we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on Sunday. Nonetheless, I still see Thursday listed as an option on the USCCB website, and our Psalters still show the Ascension as a Thursday feast. So I say, let’s celebrate twice! It’s… Continue Reading “Ascension Thursday”
From Psalm 118 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior. The joyful shout of victory in the tents of the just.
From Psalm 8 we read: Give thanks to the LORD, for God is good, for God’s mercy endures forever. Let the house of Israel say, “God’s mercy endures forever.” Let those who fear the LORD say, “God’s mercy endures forever.”
We hear Jesus say in Thursday’s reading from the Gospel of Luke: The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way, and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this,… Continue Reading “Peace Be with You”
When I went to Musée d’Orsa in Paris I noticed this wonderful painting of the Apostles Peter and John running to the tomb after Mary Magdalene had brought them the news of the Risen Christ. Their body language and expressions show anticipation, joy, and… Continue Reading “They Must have been Out-of-their-Minds with Excitment”
The Psalms this week are full of Easter Joy! Tuesday’s is from Psalm 33. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Alleluia. Upright is the word of the LORD, and all God’s works are trustworthy. God loves justice and right; of… Continue Reading “Easter Joy”
I’m playing catch up today after being on a Holy Week retreat, and don’t want to miss posting this wonderful reflection by Sister Sally Brady. Fortunately we have a number of weeks to continue to proclaim the joyous message of Easter. Easter Sunday April… Continue Reading “Go Tell My Brothers”
It’s a beautiful Easter morning here at Santa Sabina Center. What a wonderful retreat.