Solemn Commemoration of the Passion Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-12 I Corinthians 1:18-25 John 19:17-30 Reflection: Today we Passionists celebrate a very special feast, The Solemn Commemoration of the Passion. This is the titular Feast of our Congregation and we celebrate it each year on the Friday » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 3:9-24 Mark 8:1-10 Reflection: Talk about a packed feast! Today we celebrate the hearts and flowers feast of Valentines Day across America and, at the same time, in our liturgical life, we celebrate the feast day of two brothers, saints Cyril and Methodius. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10 Mark 8:14-21 Reflection: Jesus was a person of tremendous contemplative intuition. I would guess, that as he was growing up, he was often the observer, silently watching people and their interactions; the eruptions of their feeling and emotions; how they » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-8 Mark 7:31-37 Reflection: Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote: "What is essential is invisible to the eye." Today’s readings are deeply immersed in the human senses, especially those of sight and hearing. What gifts all of our senses are! When all of our senses are » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25 Mark 7:24-30 Reflection: Today is the 200th anniversary of the births of two men who significantly changed the course of history: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Interestingly enough today’s first reading from Genesis relates a section of one of that book’s accounts » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17 Mark 7:14-23 Reflection: With every new RCIA class, someone always asks the question: "What was so bad about Adam and Eve eating an apple that would cause God to punish them so severely?" A variation on that question is: Are Catholics » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Job 7:1-4, 6-7 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39 Reflection: During this jubilee year of Paul the apostle today’s second reading gives us great insight into his person. The Gospel was precious to Paul. He was not ashamed of this good news. He knew » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-8 Mark 6:14-29 Reflection: I was driving in the neighborhood recently and a large sign on the front lawn of a church caught my attention. It was a very uncomplicated, one-word sign: WELCOME. I know people who say they go to a particular » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-4 Mark 5:21-43 Reflection: When ever the Gospels tell of Jesus crossing in the boat "to the other side" we know that we are about to experience something beyond our control. Such an experience is described in the Second Step of AA. "Came » Continue Reading.