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Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

[Homily.  First Friday. 4 March 2022] The call of the Lenten Season is expressed in the words of the Lord, “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning.  Rend your hearts, not your garments.” (Jl … Continue reading

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Fast for Peace

There are those who fast for vanity. The pot-belly has grown to intolerability, the handles on one’s sides no longer help loving, the bulges and puffiness make glances in the mirror embarrassing. There are also those who fast for health. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Ash Wednesday

This evening we will have a special meditation on the Stations of the Cross. But it will be a special meditation, hopefully leading to deeper prayer, aided by a set of fifteen stations of the cross beginning with the agony … Continue reading

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Return to Me!

[Homily: Ash Wednesday, 2012] One of the formulae used in the impositions of ashes on this day is: “Remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” I am not sure how old this particular formula is. … Continue reading

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