Fifth Sunday of Lent

JESUS AND THE SINNER Therefore it is only in the infinite respect shown to his mystery that man can recognise at once the greatness of his soul and who it is that alone can fill it full: God, whom obscurely it has felt everywhere without being able to name him.  In the act of faith [...]

Fourth Sunday of Lent – (Rose or Laetare Sunday)

Saint Paul makes plain today’s point: “Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: all this is from God, who … was reconciling the world to himself in Christ.”  What is it that finally moves the prodigal son to return home?  His hunger.  In the experience of being without, he becomes aware of the something [...]

Mother’s Day

“God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers!”         Proverb FULL OF GRACE Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Woman! above all women glorified, Our tainted nature’s solitary boast; Purer than foam on central ocean tost; Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn With fancied roses, [...]

Feast of Saint Patrick – Patron Saint of Ireland

Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, was born in the year 387.  He was taken captive to Ireland as a slave and tended sheep.  During his captivity he turned to God in prayer: “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain even before dawn.  I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain”. He [...]

Third Sunday of Lent

UNLESS YOU REPENT The third portico is repentance for sin, deep and true.  It is turning away in all sincerity from everything that is not God, or that does not come from God.  The very marrow of true contrition consists in this – that a sinner returns absolutely to God with all that he is [...]

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