Lent

Palm Sunday 2020

Hosanna to the Son of David!

The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the donkey and colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them. The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and …

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Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020

I know he will rise

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. (Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles away. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.) When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him…

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Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020

Go and Wash

As he walked along, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him. We have to do…

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Second Sunday of Lent 2020

Listen to him

Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is …

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First Sunday of Lent 2020

Led by the Spirit

At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights and afterward he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” Jesus said …

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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 »