Saturday – First Week of Lent

To strengthen Jesus, an angel from heaven appeared to him. He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. (LK 22:43-44) Artists usually portray Luke’s account of the agony in the garden which says that Jesus is kneeling (Matthew and mark have […]

Saturday – First Week of Lent

To strengthen Jesus, an angel from heaven appeared to him. He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. (LK 22:43-44) Artists usually portray Luke’s account of the agony in the garden which says that Jesus is kneeling (Matthew and mark have […]

Daily Gospel – MT 5:43-48

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and […]

Pastoral on economic justice

‘Dealing with poverty is not a luxury to which our nation can attend when it finds the time and resources. Rather, it is a moral imperative of the highest priority.’ – Economic Justice for All (#170) In 1986, the United States bishops approved the pastoral letter, “Economic Justice for All,” which stated that fulfilling the […]

Pastoral on economic justice

‘Dealing with poverty is not a luxury to which our nation can attend when it finds the time and resources. Rather, it is a moral imperative of the highest priority.’ – Economic Justice for All (#170) In 1986, the United States bishops approved the pastoral letter, “Economic Justice for All,” which stated that fulfilling the […]

Mount of Olives Cemetery

‘On that day God’s feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is opposite Jerusalem to the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west by a very deep valley, and half of the mountain will move to the north and half of it to the south.’ -Zechariah […]

Friday – First Week of Lent

Then going out, Jesus went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.” After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, […]

Daily Gospel – MT 5:20-26

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever […]

Thursday – First Week of Lent

Jesus said to the apostles, “When I sent you forth without a money bag or a sack or sandals, were you in need of anything?” “No, nothing,” they replied. He said to them, “But now one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise a sack, and one who does not have a […]

Thursday – First Week of Lent

Jesus said to the apostles, “When I sent you forth without a money bag or a sack or sandals, were you in need of anything?” “No, nothing,” they replied. He said to them, “But now one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise a sack, and one who does not have a […]