Lenten Meditations: Saturday 3 April

Apr 3, 2021 by

Sat Apr 3 am: 95, 88 pm 27 Job 19:21-27a am: Heb 4:1-16 pm: Rom 8:1-11   – HOLY SATURDAY LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: There is no liturgy on Holy Saturday.  We spend the day reflecting upon the powerful reality of Jesus’ death.  In addition to the Daily Reflection and the Preparing for the Easter Vigil Liturgy pages, we offer a page with each of the readings for the Easter Vigil and a page with each of the prayers that are said after each reading.  These pages are...

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Lenten Meditations: Maundy Thursday

Apr 1, 2021 by

Thur Apr 1 am: 102 pm: 142, 143 Exodus 12:1-8,11-14 1 Cor 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 MAUNDY THURSDAY LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: At the supper that was lovingly prepared for our Lord, probably by his Mother and the other women who followed him and, as the Gospels say, cared for his needs, he rose from the meal, took a basin and a towel, and began to wash his disciple’s feet. This seems to have caused some consternation among the apostles. Washing the feet of guests seems to be the work of a...

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The start of a long night

Mar 27, 2021 by

New Maundy Thursday reflection from Walkway Books: It’s arrived! “The Start of a Long Night”, our new Maundy Thursday reflection is ready. Here’s a unique opportunity—despite all the restrictions caused by the pandemic —to travel to Jerusalem during this Holy Week and to immerse yourself in the first part of the Passion story. Join in this journey of discovery as we imagine together what Jesus and his disciples were going through at the Last Supper, as they walked to...

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Lenten Meditations: Saturday 27 March

Mar 27, 2021 by

Sat Mar 27 am: 137, 144 pm: 42, 43 Jere 31:27-34 Rom 11:25-36 John 11:28-44 FIFTH SATURDAY OF LENT – Saint John of Egypt, Hermit 394 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  A man who desired to be alone with God was to become one of the most famous hermits of his time. St. John of Egypt was born around 304. Not much is known about his childhood except that he learned the carpenter’s trade. When he was twenty-five, John decided to leave the world for good to spend his life in prayer and...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 26 March

Mar 26, 2021 by

Fri Mar 26 am 22 pm: 141, 143 Jere 29:1, 4-13 Rom 11:13-24 John 11:1-27 or 12:1-10 FIFTH FRIDAY OF LENT:    Saint Macartin, Monk and Bishop, c.505 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: As an early disciple and companion of Saint Patrick during the latter’s missions into pagan territory. He is said to have been consecrated bishop of Clogher in Tyrone by Patrick in 454. It is said that  Saint Brigid, was  Macartin’s niece, was present at the founding of the see. Tradition names Macartan as...

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Lenten Meditations: Thursday 25 March

Mar 25, 2021 by

Thur Mar 25 am: 131, 132, 133 pm: 140, 142 Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 FIFTH THURSDAY OF LENT – The Solemnity of the Feast of the Annunciation LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: This feast was established by the ancient church. St. Athanasius of Alexandria in his sermon on this feast names it first and especially honored in the order of feasts, as he recalls the beginning of the economy of the salvation of the people. In the 5th and 6th centuries because of heresies, which...

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