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Our Lenten Journey: Good Friday, March 30, 2018

March 30th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/033018.cfm

 

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“As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. He bows his head, as if to kiss you. His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you. His arms are extended that he may embrace you. His whole body is displayed for your redemption. Ponder how great these things are. Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind: as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so he may now be fixed in every part of your soul. ”

– St. Augustine

 

“It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.”

― C. S. Lewis

 

“Reflect carefully on this, for it is so important that I can hardly lay too much stress on it. Fix your eyes on the Crucified and nothing else will be of much importance to you.”

― St. Teresa of Ávila

 

“When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world.”

— C. S. Lewis

 

 

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 29, 2018

March 29th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032918.cfm

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“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.”

— C. S. Lewis

 

“Christ’s flock is made up of sheep that not only listen to their shepherd, but are also able to recognize his voice, to follow him, faithfully and with full awareness, on the pastures of eternal life.”

—Pope John XXIII

 

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.

We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.”

― Mother Teresa

 

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”

― St. Thérèse de Lisieux

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 28, 2018

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032818.cfm

 

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“The minute you walk outside of your church on Sunday you’re in mission territory.”

— Father Robert Barron

 

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

—Francis of Assisi

 

“Tell others about the truth that sets you free.”

— Pope Benedict XVI

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 27, 2018

March 27th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032718.cfm

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“Judas became the spokesman of all those who through the centuries would protest the ornamentation of the Christian cult and would feel that, when the best of gold and jewels were given to the God Who made them, there was some slight made to the poor – not because they were interested in the poor, but because they were envious of that wealth.”

― Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

 

“Judas was a great luminary, he knew God’s will, but he was a traitor.”

― Thomas Watson

 

“Let’s think of that moment when a woman washed the feet of Jesus with the nard, so expensive: it is a religious moment, a moment of gratitude, a moment of love. And he [Judas] stands apart with bitter criticism: ‘But this could have been used for the poor!’ This is the first reference that I have found, in the Gospel, to poverty as an ideology. The ideologue does not know what love is, because he does nt know how to give himself.”

― Pope Francis

 

“For you will certainly carry out God’s purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.”

—C.S. Lewis

 

 

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 26, 2018

March 26th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032618.cfm

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“The world designed by God cannot be a world in which some hoard immoderate wealth in their hands, while others suffer from destitution and poverty, and die of hunger. Love must inspire justice and the struggle for justice.”

— Pope John Paul II

 

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

— Mother Teresa

 

“The mystery of the poor is this: That they are Jesus, and what you do for them you do for Him. It is the only way we have of knowing and believing in our love. The mystery of poverty is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor in giving to others, we increase our knowledge of and belief in love.”

— Dorothy Day

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 24, 2018

March 24th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032418.cfm

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“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.”

— Henri Nouwen

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”

— St. Augustine

“I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.”

— Dorothy Day

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Our Lenten Journey, March 23, 2018

March 23rd, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032318.cfm

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“By turning your eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the presence of God.”

— St. Francis de Sales

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”  

— St. Augustine

“Before prayer, endeavor to realize whose Presence you are approaching, and to whom you are about to speak. We can never fully understand how we ought to behave towards God, before whom the angels tremble.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”

— Henri Nouwen

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Our Lenten Journey, March 22, 2018

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032218.cfm

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“Christ’s flock is made up of sheep that not only listen to their shepherd, but are also able to recognize his voice, to follow him, faithfully and with full awareness, on the pastures of eternal life.”

— Pope John XXIII

“Eternal Life’ is life itself, real life, which can also be lived in the present age and is no longer challenged by physical death.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

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Our Lenten Journey, March 21, 2018

March 21st, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032118.cfm

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“We must overturn so many idols, the idol of self first of all, so that we can be humble, and only from our humility can learn to be redeemers, can learn to work together in the way the world really needs. Liberation that raises a cry against others is no true liberation. Liberation that means revolutions of hate and violence and takes away lives of others or abases the dignity of others cannot be true liberty. True liberty does violence to self and, like Christ, who disregarded that he was sovereign becomes a slave to serve others.”

― Oscar A. Romero

“Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the centre, as the highway of our lives.”

— Pope Francis

 

Here’s a lost treasure: 1939 video of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa4QSweFQYE

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 20, 2018

March 20th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032018.cfm

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“To pray means to stop expecting from God the same small-mindedness, which you discover in yourself. To pray is to walk in the full light of God and to simply, without holding back, ‘I am human and you are God.’”

—Henri Nouwen

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”

― St. Thérèse de Lisieux

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