June 19, 2020
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Passion Reflections

There is something unique about Holy Week. We all know that. Yet, this year we feel we have been robbed of special grace-filled times and opportunities because the doors of our churches are closed. We know that, starting with Palm Sunday, we should...

Flourishing in Our Lord’s Living Garden

The palm-tree is called in Hebrew tarmr, and in Greek phœnix. It is a dioecious tree, and belongs to the natural order Palmaceae. The plants of this interesting family are characterized by their tall, usually unbranched stems; their pinnate or fan...

This Holy Week…

This Holy Week can bring us much spiritual benefit though our decision to live out a shocking utterance that Jesus said during the Last Supper, only hours before His horrific death on the cross. Here it is… John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the...

Our Acceptance of the Cross

The opening prayer of Palm Sunday makes a lot of sense if we want to benefit spiritually from this Holy Week: Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the...

Do We Stay the Course?

Palm Sunday must be the most opportune day for us to assess how much of Jesus’ teachings we have come to live by. Or, from another angle, Palm Sunday is the best day to assess how much the world’s ways still rule us. No matter which passion...

Palm Sunday: Come and Celebrate Life

People remember the last days of their loved ones. Whether their mother or father, son or daughter, husband or wife, had been sick for a long time, or whether they died suddenly in an accident, those who remain can tell you in detail whatever...

The Cross Makes All the Difference

We all know that the colors of our liturgies have profound significance. After about six weeks of purple vestments, we would expect green vestments because palms are green. But on Palm Sunday the vestments are red. They are red like the blood that...

The Mystery of Evil

This week we walk with Christ into the mystery of evil. Our Blessed Lord knows suffering. All who suffer now have Him with them. He suffers with us, we suffer with Him. The big question that bothers us all is this: “Why is there evil in the first...