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 »

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 »

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2019

  Jos. 5:9a, 10-12; Ps. 34; 2 Co. 5:17-21; Lk. 15:1-3, 11-32 The Kiss of God The parable of the Prodigal Son is probably the best known of all the parables of Jesus. It is the infinite story of people of every time: a feeling of discontent, the search for a carefree life; leaving home…. 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 »

Second Sunday of Lent 2019

  Gn. 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps. 27; Phil. 3:17–4:1; Lk. 9:28-36 Abide with Him We have always read this page of the Gospel as a visible anticipation of the glory of the resurrection. This time, I would like to underscore a particular point that often escapes us, yet it is one of the pillars on which… Read more »