Easter brings Hope. When Jesus met the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Cleopas says to the Risen Lord, “we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.”
Without understanding their meaning these covered statues may initially look weird, but the veiled statues alert us of the special time that we are in.
We have entered the back half of Lent and, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Easter. Is there anything better than attending the Easter Vigil after a hard-fought Lent? It makes me wonder how our priests are doing. It’s an exciting time of the year for them...
It’s hard being Catholic today – chaotic liturgy, unsympathetic family members, clergy scandals, lukewarm laity, and the open culture of death.
Have you broken any lenten promises you made? Are you finding that even only after two weeks of Lent you are finding it difficult and you want to give up?
The Book of Ecclesiasticus is among the lesser-known parts of Holy Scripture, but it makes an excellent source of Lenten meditations.
When we better understand the symbolism of Lent, we come to a deeper realization of its meaning: a time for renewal of life and faith.
I began to contemplate the person who nailed Jesus to the Cross; that is to say, the actual person, the one who physically drove the nails into his flesh.
The Great Commission, that is, proclaiming the Gospel to the whole creation, is not just our best kept secret. We tend to just keep it secret.