Category: Lent

How is our Lenten Fast Going?

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It… Continue Reading “How is our Lenten Fast Going?”

Knock and the Door Shall Be Opened

Thursday’s Gospel reading from Matthew 7 reads: Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks,… Continue Reading “Knock and the Door Shall Be Opened”

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Wednesday’s Lenten responsorial psalm is Psalm 51 A clan heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me. 

To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

A Lenten reflection from today’s responsorial Psalm 86 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for to you I call all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

There is a Time for Feasting and a Time for Fasting

In today’s Gospel from Matthew 9:14-15 we read: The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is… Continue Reading “There is a Time for Feasting and a Time for Fasting”

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me

In Today’s Gospel reading, Luke 9:22-25, we read: Jesus said to his disciples: “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.      Then he said to… Continue Reading “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me”

Mold Our Hearts on Ash Wednesday, during Lent, and throughout our Lives

Today, on Ash Wednesday, I share a reflection by our Sister Sally Lowell, OP Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to your God. For gracious and merciful is God, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. – Joel 2:13… Continue Reading “Mold Our Hearts on Ash Wednesday, during Lent, and throughout our Lives”