John 4: 26 Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking with you.” The text chosen for the Third Sunday of Lent takes up nearly all of the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John – the story of … [Read more...] about Third Sunday of Lent – Meditation
Luke 9: 29 While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.  The text quoted here from Luke’s ninth chapter is the one that the common lectionary of the … [Read more...] about Second Sunday of Lent 2016 – Meditation
The adjective “convenient” appears as early in English as 1477 (the Oxford English Dictionary), where it means something that is “personally suitable or well-adapted to one's easy action or … [Read more...] about First Sunday of Lent 2016- An Inconvenient Lent
When we say to someone – “Please tell me the truth” – we ask because we would rather have it – the truth – than something else. But when I beg this of another, I am really asking that the person be … [Read more...] about Meditation – To Tell the Truth
At the Eucharistic celebration on Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent, we hear read aloud part of Psalm 25, beginning at verse 4. That verse is: 4 Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your … [Read more...] about Fourth Week of Advent – What We Know Among Christmas Presents
This past week I was giving a day-long Retreat, whose structure I built around the Eucharist that we celebrated together in the morning, and then around three talks that I gave concerning the meaning … [Read more...] about Third Week of Advent – A Silent Santa and His Delight
Pope Francis, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (11 April 2015), section 1 – “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the … [Read more...] about Second Week of Advent – Misericordiae Vultus
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” - Simone Weil (1909-1943) The First Sunday of Advent stands as “new year day” for Christians, which commences with a Scriptural … [Read more...] about First Week of Advent -Be Vigilant!