Just a simple reflection from my homily this morning. God today calls us to never tire in forgiveness and God never tires in forgiving us. But forgiveness calls us to do more than just forgive a past offense, it calls us to conversion and to heal relationships. This is so true in our relationship with … Continue reading Forgiveness and the Healing of Relationships
Marian feast days are always my favorite days of the year when it comes to the liturgy of the hours. Check out some of the beautiful prayers from the prayers for last night and today! My favorite one, "Through Eve the gates of heaven were closed to all mankind; through the Virgin Mother they were … Continue reading Liturgical Prayers of the Assumption
My homily from the feast of the assumption.
Today we hear that all too well-known verse of take up your cross and follow me. I'm reminded of a great scene from Mel Gibson's passion of the Christ where Jesus embraces the cross as he first receives it. He is seen as foolish by one of the thieves who will be crucified with them. Today's … Continue reading Take up your Cross
Today is an important feast for Deacons, one of the earliest known Deacons of the Church and a saint who is mentioned in the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I). One aspect of his story really sticks out to me; after the Martyrdom of Pope Saint Sixtus II, the prefect of the city demanded that Lawrence … Continue reading St. Lawrence Deacon and Martyr
This morning we hear Jesus seemingly ignoring the need of a woman. He only came for the lost sheep of Israel, and she is even compared to a dog. There are reasons he does this, but I point you to the persevere and the begging of this woman. Sometimes on our prayer, we may feel … Continue reading The Persistence of the Canaanite woman