Compassionate and Patient God The Third Sunday of Lent brings us some harsh warnings. Warnings tempered by consoling hope. In the gospel, Jesus cautions his listeners twice, in exactly the same way: “But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will perish …. But I tell you, if you do not repent, you […]
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Reflection – Third Sunday of Lent As I reflect on the Gospel of Luke 13: 1-9, I think about the two main parts to this Gospel. First, there is the story in which Jesus is told about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus is asked if He thinks […]
March 4-5, 2016 Bishop Serratelli, In Communion with Pope Francis, Invites all to: 24 HOURS FOR THE LORD “By calling for an attentive listening to the word of God and encouraging the initiative ‘24 Hours for the Lord,’ I sought to stress the primacy of prayerful listening to God’s word, especially his prophetic word, […] “The mercy […]
Lentil Soup This soup is healthy, hearty, and good for both the body and the soul. Enjoy this on a Lenten Friday evening with a mozzarella, tomato, and pesto flatbread or cheesy garlic bread, fresh from the oven. Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, diced 2 […]
Reflection on the Readings of the Second Sunday in Lent Today’s Gospel tells us of the magnificent Transfiguration of Jesus. Peter, James and John catch a glimpse of our Beloved Jesus’ great glory and were amazed. I think that each one of us has had many experiences in our own lives, where we encounter the […]
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The Transfiguration As Christians, as disciples, we are called to testify to people about Jesus. If we are to be effective in our proclamation, it presupposes that we have seen and heard the Lord for ourselves. However, like the apostles, Peter, James and John who were asleep, we, too, might also miss God’s glory and […]
Potato, Leek, and Cauliflower Soup A family favorite in our home, this creamy soup is elegant enough for company, yet simple, earthy, and meatless. Serve with warm sourdough bread and butter and a simple salad and enjoy with those whom you love on a Lenten Friday night. Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients: 4 […]
This week marks the beginning of Lent. The Sunday readings offer uplifting spirit in times of struggle and speak directly to the cycle of our loving relationship with God. We know that love starts from God and today’s readings start with God receiving our gifts and offerings of love in front of the altar, which […]