"It is by the apostolic preaching of the Gospel that the people of God is called together and gathered so that all who belong to this people, sanctified as they are by the Holy Spirit, may offer themselves 'a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God'." Vatican II, Presbyterorum ordinis, 2 With the end of Lent… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Sacrifice
Tonight, our Catholic collaborative parishes will host a Tenebrae service of worship. Latin for darkness or shadows, Tenebrae invites us to prayerfully reflect on Christ’s pain and suffering the day of His crucifixion through both music and readings. One of the most conspicuous features of the Tenebrae service is the gradual extinguishing of candles as… Continue reading Tenebrae: Shadows and Darkness
In reading the passages from Luke today on the way of the cross and crucifixion of Jesus, (Lk 23: 26-49) I was struck with gratitude for the thief on the cross beside Christ. Mocked, insulted and shamed- Jesus endured not only the painful, sorrowful physical pain of the cross but rejection of the people that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Thief on the Cross
Since I was small child, springtime has always been a celebration of life. This I found especially true in the South where tulips, irises, and lilies make their way early on through winter's barren landscape. And always so anxious to see this sight, I all too neglected to stop and befittingly reflect on the season… Continue reading Entering In
Written a year ago.. and while a few things have changed, this Lenten challenge to walk in His way ever remains the same! Working in ministry, liturgical seasons just simply move way too fast. It seems like yesterday Advent was on our doorstep and now we are over halfway through Lent. Our 24 week bible… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: 40 Days in His Way
This week of Lent we are led to with Christ and his disciples down a path of growing awareness, one in which each is contributing towards something fully unknown and yet momentous. Perhaps our familiarity with the story deafens us to truly hearing the significance of the words and numbs us to the fear, anxiety… Continue reading A Stop at Bethany, on the Way to the Cross.
"The saints are living and practical proof that Christ's philosophy works. The saints show us that it is possible for a human to be fully transformed in Christ" -Rediscover Catholicism, Matthew Kelly This Lent we are asked to engage in a transformation, a continual conversion of heart. To do so, however, we must become vulnerable-… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Be Transformed
Fair to say that when we remove the unnecessary, that we are more prone to notice the essential. So too, it is in this intentional, purposeful consecration of time and space during Lent, that God's voice can be so clear. Still, as we do not live in isolation, there remains a number of unavoidable interactions… Continue reading Lenten Love Notes