Feast of the Annunciation “God Is with Us” 4

Et Verbum Caro Factum Est et Habiavit in Nobis

Et Verbum Caro Factum Est et Habitavit in Nobis

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”

Today’s solemn feast commemorates the greatest event in world history. We celebrate the moment when the Virgin Mary received the angels word and said yes to God, and more importantly, we celebrate the Lord’s response to Mary’s yes. Today we celebrate the day when the Word, our Lord, became flesh and dwelt among us. More…

Divine Mercy Sunday “Peace Be with You!” 9

“The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one another in God.” (St Augustine, City of God)

Peace, the true peace that Christ gives is the sign that God is with us. When Jesus says, “Peace be with you!” More…

Salt and Light and Easter Joy 8

The word that stands out in the Gospel today is “Amazed!”

The women learn of Jesus’ Resurrection and they are amazed. They share the news with the Apostles, who doubt their story, but they are still amazed. Peter runs to the tomb only to find it as the women said, and he is amazed. But the amazing thing about this Resurrection Sunday’s Gospel reading is that Jesus himself does not appear to anyone. Did you notice? More…

Live from New York… The Passion of Christ 11

Live Stations of the Cross, 2013

Live Stations of the Cross, 2013

How I spent Good Friday…

Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of working with the RC Mission Corps during their Good Friday Mission to the City of Manhattan.

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The Seventh Word, “Father, into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit” 6

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” With a last sigh your head drops slowly towards us, with your chin just above the breast-bone. We can now look up at your face; finally it is relaxed and calm, illuminated with the gentle majesty of God. More…

To Love As God Loves 11

By Br Ryan Harkins

Holy Week is a love story between God and his people.

If you have ever done the “Strengths Finder” test you know that there are around thirty-four strengths that are offered and they say that these strengths cover about every kind of strength a person might have.  One of the strengths I like very much is called “Woo.” More…