'Reflections' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

'Reflections' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

Christ at Mass Reflection (May 3, 2020)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally called Good Shepherd Sunday, for the readings focus on how our risen Lord Jesus is our shepherd, who leads us to eternal life. Even though we have less experience with sheep and shepherds in our society today, we can still identify strongly with the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd and as the gate for the sheep. Psalm 23 remains a favorite psalm for meditation and prayer. Personally I read this psalm…

Christ at Mass Reflection (April 26, 2020)

On the Road to Emmaus(Luke 24:13-35) On the road to EmmausA risen Jesus makes a churchFrom dust, despair and doubt. On the road to EmmausA risen Jesus makes a church.I live. Hear me in the prophets.I am the Word.The suffering servant.The lamb.The shepherd.I am the promise of the Scriptures. At a table in EmmausA risen Jesus makes a churchFrom fellowship and fiery hearts.Clear your eyes.Find me in the bread and wine,The liturgy of love.  On the road from EmmausA risen…

Mass Reflection (April 26, 2020)

That first Easter Sunday was a busy time for Christ. He rose from the dead before the sun was up (Luke 24:1 – 4). In the Gospel for today (Luke 24:13 – 35), Jesus meets two disciples on the road to Emmaus. In the evening, He meets with the eleven apostles in the upper room (John 20:19ff). Christ spent forty days with the apostles (Acts 1:3) after the Resurrection. Other than the description of His Ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9, Matthew 28:16 – 20),…

Christ at Mass Reflection (April 19, 2020)

Remember singing the chorus of the old hymn, “Faith of our fathers, holy faith, we will be true to thee till death”? Today’s readings echo this sentiment of loving and cherishing the gift of faith. When we read our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, the author shares the early followers’ simple, joy-filled lives and fervor to be faithful. We read they are filled with awe, and they ate their meals with exultation. This reading gives us the…

Mass Reflection (April 19, 2020)

Maria Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland in 1905.  She entered the convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw when she was 20 years old.  Experiencing private revelations from Christ St. Faustina began to promote devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ. The Church has recognized several instances of private revelation from Christ or the Blessed Virgin Mary as for example, in Fatima or Lourdes.  One common theme of these heavenly encounters…

Easter Sunday Reflection (2020)

During the Triduum, we contemplate the greatest manifestation of divine activity in human history: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Triduum, so we should not be surprised that the opening prayer is a summery of the Triduum events. O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s…