Category: Lent

but for sorrow

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Rob Suarez. but for sorrow   I might never have asked what could be but for sorrow. I might never have opened to the terrible vulnerability of love but for tears. I might never have begun… Continue Reading “but for sorrow”

The Poetry Nook – for Lent

Poetry, art and music have the ability to open our hearts in a special way. This Lent I will be posting a poem that may help our Lenten reflections. Most of the poems can be found on the website: Education for Justice, http://www.educationforjustice.org. For… Continue Reading “The Poetry Nook – for Lent”

What is Spy Wednesday?

You may have never heard of the name Spy Wednesday.  It is the day before Holy Thursday, and with the Gospel reading from John 12, we remember Judas’ betrayal of his friend Jesus. We hear him say, “What are you willing to give me… Continue Reading “What is Spy Wednesday?”

A Holy Week Prayer

Jesus, on the eve of your passion and death, you found comfort in the company of your friends. In the truest sign of friendship, you gave your life for them and for us. Help us to live the call of the gospel more deeply.… Continue Reading “A Holy Week Prayer”

The Reluctant Prophet also Gives a Promise of Hope

It may have seemed to his listeners that Jeremiah, whom they called “Terror-All-Around”, had nothing to offer but bad news. But in today’s reading from the 31st chapter of the Book of Jeremiah we read: Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, proclaim… Continue Reading “The Reluctant Prophet also Gives a Promise of Hope”

A Prophet’s Job Surely Isn’t Easy

In Friday’s reading (Jeremiah 20:10-13) for the 5th Friday in Lent, the Prophet Jeremiah was sure having a bad day. Of course, if we read the entire book attributed to him, we’ll see that he suffered ridicule and persecution for more than a day.… Continue Reading “A Prophet’s Job Surely Isn’t Easy”

We Hold onto the Promise in Hope

On the 5th Thursday of Lent we read from today’s passage from Genesis 17 of God’s faithfulness I will maintain my covenant with you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting pact, to be your God and the God of… Continue Reading “We Hold onto the Promise in Hope”

The Truth Will Set Us Free

Today’s Gospel reading from John, chapter 8 includes: Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

She Announced the Good News

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. Our Lenten reflection has been prepared by Sister Cathy Murray, OP., and she recalls the lovely presence and passing of Sister Anna Louise LaVoy, often remembered as Sister Ignatius (and lovingly as gracious Ignatius). In the… Continue Reading “She Announced the Good News”

Going Gratitudinal

Going Gratitudinal. That’s the theme of this week’s Busy Person’s Retreat at Dominican University in San Rafael. Our sisters meet with students, faculty, and staff members this week, to pray and share reflections on a selection of readings. We thought that focusing on gratitude… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal”