Mediation on the Characters of the Passion of Christ It can be argued that The Passion of Christ is the single most momentous event in human history. Christ so loved each of us that He was willing to suffer and die on the cross. Through Christ’s passion and death He redeemed the world and opened
You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. (Psalms 139:13) I was blessed to attend the annual March for Life for the first time on Friday, January 19, 2018. I honestly cannot recall a moment in my life when I have not been ardently Pro-Life. As a young man, it was
I Am Your Brother – We are Called to Evangelize Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at
From the moment we are able to reason all humans are tempted to sin throughout our lives. In an effort to overcome this temptation a holy spiritual director will help is develop virtues which will detach us from our predominant fault. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as: A virtue is an habitual
Holy is the Name of Jesus! for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” (Romans 14:11) Holy is the name of Jesus! Every knee will bend, Every tongue will give praise! My soul pauses to contemplate Your name. My
Christmas season is a joyous time to celebrate the many gifts God has given each of us. The greatest gift of all time is His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. As is often repeated, Jesus is the reason for the season. From my family to you and yours, Merry Christmas!
Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the
Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever; (1 Chronicles 16:34) As we look to our future, we can look to our past and current times in order to find much for which to be thankful. If we open our hearts, we can find hope in all things. I am thankful
But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:25) The foundation of our Christian education teaches us that Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins. Our faith and the mercy of God flows from this reality. Below is a short poetic mediation based on Luke 17:25. For me, Lord?