A reflection on the Mass in the context of Holy Week.
We go to Mass every Sunday or more. We know the routine so well we sometimes go on auto-pilot. We receive the Eucharist habitually. And we lose our sense of awe and mystery.
I’m here to bring it back today.
Let’s start with what we know. Continue reading “The Mass: 2 things you know and 1 that will blow your mind”
Hope for those with unexpected suffering this Lent.
You had a plan for Lent.
Whether you wanted to give up one thing for 40 days, or everything for 5 minutes at a time. Perhaps you planned to break a sinful habit or take up daily spiritual reading. Maybe you started small, or maybe you launched a heroic sacrifice.
And then Lent punched you in the gut. Continue reading “When Lent Punches You in the Gut”
*Your suffering is not a waste of time. Unite it to Jesus’ suffering on the cross, and reciprocate His love! I wrote this when I was down with a knock-out virus. But I dedicate this revision to all those who are suffering any kind of illness or cross, and especially the elderly as they suffer the pains of failing health. This reflection was read at the bedside of my dying Grandfather, and is dear to my heart.
I had our vacation week planned to the minute.
My husband is home from work, the kids are home from school, and we were GOING to have some quality family time. Continue reading “Unite Your Suffering to Jesus: It’s Not a Waste of Time”