Posts from March 2016

Palm Sunday

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. For by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Dear Friends, Never before have I needed Holy Week as I do now! It goes without saying there is so much going on in the world right now, both our personal lives and the lives of our families, our cities, our nation, our church. We…

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Is. 43:18-19) Dear Friends, This Fifth Sunday of Lent we do begin something new: daylight savings time comes. While we feel the loss of one hour this weekend, we are awakened much earlier by the…

Year of Mercy – March 2016

March 2016 – Forgive Offenses In March, we focus on the spiritual work of mercy that is perhaps one of the most radical of Jesus’ teachings. Not that forgiving is something unique or new, but the level at which Jesus calls us to forgive is extraordinary: “Lord, how often shall…I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to (Peter) “…up to seventy times seven.” (Mt…

Fourth Sunday of Lent

“While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion.” (Luke, ch. 15) Dear Friends, The story of the Prodigal Son comes right at the right time in Lent. Introspection and self-discipline very often leads to brooding for me! I am so much in need of spiritual growth and conversion of life! I miss the mark…