Something Strange is Happening

Something strange is happening.  Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh,Continue reading “Something Strange is Happening”

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Into the Desert

Have you ever felt as if your life is too busy or crazy? Has this craziness ever left you feeling tired, overwhelmed or stressed? Has it ever hurt your relationship with family, friends, or most importantly, God? I think at different points in our lives, we all have stretches where this happens to us. WeContinue reading “Into the Desert”

The Preperation for Easter

Repent, and believe in the good news. (Mark 1:15) This post makes two within two days, and I can’t promise this will be the new normal, but I wanted to talk about Lent and the preparation for Easter. Easter is the high point of our faith.  Jesus died on the cross for our sins andContinue reading “The Preperation for Easter”

Readings for the Vigil of the Holy Night of Easter

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Reading 1 Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,Continue reading “Readings for the Vigil of the Holy Night of Easter”

Good Friday Readings

Pope Francis said something during his very first general audience that inspired me to reflect on the suffering Jesus endured during his Passion for the sake of our redemption. He said, “Living Holy Week means increasingly entering into God’s logic, the logic of the Cross, which is not first of all that of pain andContinue reading “Good Friday Readings”

Holy Thursday Readings

Let us reflect this Holy Thursday on Sacred Scripture and the Evening of the Lord’s Supper. Reading 1    EX 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year. TellContinue reading “Holy Thursday Readings”

Stations of the Cross

Most parishes throughout the country offer Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent.  While most use the traditional Way of the Cross, my parish here in Raleigh began mixing it up by using St. John Paul II’s version, from 1991. JPII prayed Via Crucis on Good Friday, 1991, in the Vatican.  It has been transcribed, and publishedContinue reading “Stations of the Cross”