Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

We have come to Holy Week, the high point of the Church’s liturgical year. We make every effort to enter fully into this week, during which our task may be described in Jesus’ words to Peter, James and John in the garden: “Remain here and keep watch.” We strive to...

Fourth Sunday of Lent

The Fourth Sunday of Lent is called Laetare Sunday, which means “Rejoice Sunday.” The readings given for our meditation tell us why we should rejoice. We rejoice because, as Jesus announces very clearly in today’s Gospel, “God so loved the world that he gave his only...

Second Sunday of Lent

The course of time keeps speeding by. It seems that Christmas was just a few days ago and now we are already in the second week of Lent. As we know, Lent (Quadragesima) is the forty-day penitential season that culminates in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. In the...

First Sunday of Lent

On this first Sunday, the Gospel brings us to the roots of the Lenten journey in the life of Christ – his temptation in the desert. All the synoptic Gospels narrate this episode; after his baptism by John, Christ entered the desert. We will begin our pondering this...