Category: Lent

Finding God in the Interruptions

Surely this doesn’t happen to you. Imagine being in the middle of an engrossing project, one that needs to be finished within the hour/day/week. And along comes a person/phone call/incident that interrupts this all-important (truly) task. It’s not hard for me to imagine myself… Continue Reading “Finding God in the Interruptions”

Loving Our Neighbor . . . the Immigrant

Friday’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 12:28-34 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love… Continue Reading “Loving Our Neighbor . . . the Immigrant”

Teach Me Your Paths, O Lord

Today I am sharing Sister Gervaise Valpey’s reflection on tomorrow’s reading for the 3rd Wednesday in Lent. Tuesday, Third Week of Lent March 13, 2012 Daniel 3: 25, 34-43; Matthew 1: 21-35 The reading from Daniel 3:25, 34-43 encourages us to delve deeper into our… Continue Reading “Teach Me Your Paths, O Lord”

We Proclaim Christ Crucified

Certainly we proclaim the Risen Christ. And we remember, especially during Lent, the road that Jesus walked prior to His resurrection. And so, with the Apostle Paul, We proclaim Christ crucified.

Shepherd Your People

We read from the Prophet Micah how God is like a shepherd. Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, That dwells apart in a woodland, in the midst of Carmel. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old;… Continue Reading “Shepherd Your People”

Remember the Marvels the Lord has Done

Today’s antiphonal response from Psalm 105 is: Remember the marvels the Lord has done.

Like a Tree Planted by a River

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 1 Blessed the one who follows not the counsel of the wicked Nor walks in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of the insolent, But delights in the law of the LORD and meditates on God’s law day… Continue Reading “Like a Tree Planted by a River”

Meeting God in Everyday Activities

Contemplate how you are being asked to give your heart to God amidst your everyday activities. Be prepared to meet your grace in every circumstance of life. – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  It would be enough of a Lenten practice to give oneself to… Continue Reading “Meeting God in Everyday Activities”

The Importance of Prayer

Today I quote Dom Helder Camara. I understood that in view of my decision to give myself unreservedly to God and my neighbor, it would be absolutely necessary for me to devote space and time to prayer. So how is my Lenten practice going?

Be Merciful as your Father is Merciful

Today is the 3rd Monday in Lent. The Gospel reading is from Luke 6:36-38. Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and… Continue Reading “Be Merciful as your Father is Merciful”