Three Days With Jesus

No commands from mom or repeated attempts at washing can make us clean and subsequently ready for the banquet God has prepared for us. Jesus not only knelt down to the ground to wash the feet of his apostles because he was leading by example, he washed their feet because they could not do so […]

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March 23 – Wednesday of Holy Week

Today’s Scripture “For the Lord listens to the needy and does not spurn his servants in their chains,” (Psa 69:33 ). Daily Lent Reflection We are all limited and needy and yet we all pretend that we are not. This learned attitude often leaks into our prayer as well. And so it is often only in times of […]

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Credible Witnesses

For Sunday, March 27, 2016, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Many years ago, there was a popular poster that read, “If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” In today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we hear of the […]

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A Time for Friends

Holy Week is about more than a reflection of events that occurred so very long ago. The events of this week is about NOW. It is about being present to the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This week unites our sufferings with His, our death with His, and our life with His. The events […]

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March 22 – Tuesday of Holy Week

Today’s Scripture “I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth,” (Isa 49:6 ). Daily Lent Reflection God is fond of light. Creation includes separation of light from darkness, and our own lives are marked by the same strife. However, we often do not feel very ‘enlightening’ […]

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Holy Week = Last Chance

Wow! Hard to believe Lent 2016 is drawing to a close. How did the season go for you? Really? You weren’t as mindful of the time as you had hoped to be? Well, it is not too late to make these final days great by keeping them HOLY. It will really help you appreciate the […]

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March 21 – Monday of Holy Week

Today’s Gospel “Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil,” (John 12:3 ). Daily Lent Reflection This gesture can seem wasteful – extravagant and over the top. And yet, this gesture […]

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March 20 – Palm Sunday

Today’s Scripture “Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself,” (Phil 2:6-7 ). Daily Lent Reflection Today we are entering the mystery of Christ’s humility. We start on a triumphant note, but quickly move to a terrible death on a cross, freely accepted! If […]

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March 19 – Fifth Saturday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home,’” (Matthew 1:20). Daily Lent Reflection St Joseph is one of the great examples of a person of faith. Matthew’s Gospel describes him as a man of honour, and he is faced with what is humanly a very difficult […]

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Pope Francis launches own Instagram account

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday officially launches his own account on the Instagram photo-sharing social network site, under the name “Franciscus.” Founded in 2010, Instagram has around 400 million users worldwide and shares photos and videos with a community of followers. The opening of the Pope’s Instagram account will increase his strong presence on […]

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March 18 – Fifth Friday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “LORD of hosts, you test the just, you see mind and heart, Let me see the vengeance you take on them, for to you I have entrusted my cause,” (Jeremiah 20:12). Daily Lent Reflection For Jeremiah, God is the one who knows us intimately, who sees into our hearts and our souls and from whom nothing can be […]

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An Everyday Steward is Grateful

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is grateful. Click here to read the full post   Past posts: If you missed […]

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