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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Holy Week..Let your righteousness surpass that of the Scribes…

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not … Continue reading

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Holy Week… Easter preparation continues…

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary … Continue reading

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Holy Week…Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday, is the official entry into Holy Week, the last week of Lent. In Catholic tradition, the conclusion of the week is the Easter Triduum. The Easter Triduum begins Thursday evening of Holy Week and concludes with the Easter … Continue reading

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Calling all Disciples: Holy Week is fast approaching…

“To us He is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see Him is a hardship for us. Because His life is not like other men’s, and different are His ways.” –Wisdom 2:14-15  Can I follow Christ as His disciple? … Continue reading

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The Annunciation:..& the world waited…

The feast of the Annunciation is celebrated today. March 25.  Lk 1:26-38 The Whole World Awaits Mary’s Reply On the Annunciation & Mary’s “fiat” Homily by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and … Continue reading

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Lent: Recipricol Love

    the power of love…           The love of Christ…             our Response?

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Has your Lenten journey travelled through your home?

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to be a sheep…

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.  Psalm 23 In Father Barron’s Lenten meditation, he points out that “Jesus Christ, as the Good Shepherd, says that He has come to gather the nations, and the nations, by implication, … Continue reading

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Lent: A process of dying & coming alive…

Blessed are they who have kept the Word with a generous heart & yield a harvest through perseverance.  Lk. 8:15     There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time … Continue reading

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Hope

Our life as Christians is different… we have hope in a future that will fulfill all of our desires… life eternal with God!  do not be afraid to live differently.   The Book of Wisdom highlight some of these differences.  … Continue reading

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