Tag Archives: Lent

They Wanted to Kill Him, but His Time Had Not Yet Come

[Homily.  Friday, 4th Week of Lent, First Friday. April 1, 2022.] Our Gospel opens as the Feast of the Tabernacles is about to take place.  This was the joyful annual week-long celebration of how Yahweh took care of his people … Continue reading

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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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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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Repent and Believe in the Gospel!

[Homily: Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent, ADDU Chapel] We are still in the season of Lent. You will recall from the words which accompanied the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday the Church’s admonition, “Turn away from sin, … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and “Agere Contra”

Today is Ash Wednesday – the start of the Season of Lent. The Ordo defines Lent as “a preparation for the celebration of Easter.” It also says: “Ash Wednesday is a day of penance in the universal church, a day … Continue reading

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