Prayers

First Sunday of Advent 2019

Love: A Raft of Salvation

They did not know…. Life is a practice of attention. The drama is to live unconsciously–passively, routinely–in such a way that inattentiveness becomes the principal feature of one’s existence. In the end, the “flood”–biological death–will touch everyone and will submerge those who always lived as though dead because while death cannot touch the living, it… Read more »

Christ who is your life

Saint Anthony of Padua

Christ who is your life is hanging before you so that you may look at the Cross as in a mirror. There you will be able to know how mortal were your wounds, that no medicine other than the Blood of the Son of God could heal. If you look closely, you will be able… Read more »

Prayer

Saint Cyprian

Therefore let us pray, beloved Brethren, as God our Teacher has taught us. It is a trusting and intimate prayer to beseech God with his own word, to raise to his ears the prayer of Christ. Let the Father acknowledge the words of his Son when we pray, and let him also who dwells within… Read more »

Hymn On the Pearl

Saint Ephrem

I placed (the pearl), my brothers, on the palm of my hand, to be able to examine it. I began to look at it from one side and from the other: it looked the same from all sides. (Thus) is the search for the Son inscrutable, because it is all light. In its clarity I… Read more »

Easter Sunday 2019

  Acts 10:34, 37-43; Ps. 118; Col. 3:1-4; Jn. 20:1-9 Christ is risen! Alleluia! “Christ is risen; he is truly risen! Alleluia!” With these simple words voiced by the first Christians, I want to wish all of you a blessed Easter. May the light of our hope never die out and may our courage in… Read more »

Palm Sunday 2019

  Is. 50:4-7; Ps. 22; Phil. 2:6-11; Lk. 22:14–23:56 I too…would have… Every year, the solemn Liturgy of Palm Sunday once again offers us a reading of the Passion of Jesus: a moving account that should be well-pondered, allowing it to enrich our life. Permit me to offer a reflection that springs from my heart… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent 2019

  Ex. 3:1-8, 13-15; Ps. 103; 1 Co. 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk. 13:1-9 Where Is God? I’ve asked myself this question countless times in the face of catastrophies, tragedies and diseases! The people of Jesus’ day, reporting to him the news of some local tragedies, challenged him with the question “Why?” Jesus replied that there is… Read more »