I have been reading a book by James Martin, “Jesus: A Pilgrimage.” I skipped ahead in Holy Week to read his chapters on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his passion and death, and now I’m reading his chapters on the resurrection. One of the interesting points Martin makes is about the role of women in reporting […]

We had beautiful liturgies through Holy Week. At the Easter Vigil I thanked many people who were involved. Every time I do that I realize that I am sure to leave someone out and I did. Even as I write this I’m thinking that it could happen again, but it is good for us to […]

Welcome to all who are visiting us today. It is good to gather with you in prayer. My hope is that you always feel welcomed here and will come and join us again and often. In an article in Celebration Pat Marin writes that there are four lessons we can learn about life from Easter. […]

Today we hear the Passion account of the Gospel of Mark. Fr. Karban explains that in the Marcan account there is almost no mention of Jesus’ physical suffering. Everything this first evangelist says about Jesus’ bodily pain can be put into one small, three or four sentence paragraph. He doesn’t even mention that Jesus was […]

Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit (John 12:24). Below is a reflection I found entitled A Grain of Wheat. Each of us is like a grain of wheat planted […]

I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. This Lent there have been a number of us reading and discussing the book, Tattoos on the […]

Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles…(1 Cor. 1:22) Fr. Richard Rohr, who runs a Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico, writes a daily column that I find thought provoking and challenging. Below is a recent one that […]

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