Lent

The Immaculate Splendor of Love

The longer I live, the less urgent things becomeā€“even good and virtuous things. We are like ants, scurrying around under the sky of God, the only One who is truly special. Yesterday, I had great apostolic dreams and ideals. Today, my eyes are open more than ever to the truth that we can do nothing… Read more »

2nd Sunday of Lent 2010

[Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white. And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which… Read more »

5th Sunday of Lent 2011

Everything takes place on the Mount of Olives, about three kilometers (2 miles) from Jerusalem). The small family in Bethany often offered Jesus the refuge of their home, where he could bask in the sweet balm of their friendship at the end of his long, tiring trip. Jesus was deeply attached to Lazarus, Martha and… Read more »

4th Sunday of Lent 2011

From Samaria, our journey takes us south. On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, we arrive in Judea in time to participate in the Feast of Booths, during which the inhabitants of Jerusalem leave their homes for eight days and live in tents under the open sky, sprinkled with stars. The sukkot (plural of the Hebrew… Read more »

3rd Sunday of Lent 2011

Having descended the Mount of Transfiguration, let us now resume our journey. The Third Sunday of Lent takes us to Samaria, to the town of Sychar to be precise, which is near Mt. Gerizim in the heart of Palestine. Tired and thirsty, Jesus stops at the local well, where he meets a woman who has… Read more »

2nd Sunday of Lent 2011

What is the light radiating from the Mount of Transfiguration? Let us try to identify the path Jesus is silently following from the desert of testing to the Mount of the divine Presence. It is interesting to note that during the first week of Lent the Holy Spirit was the protagonist, conducting Jesus into the… Read more »