Passiontide: Going Deeper into Christ’s Passion

Traditionally, these last two weeks of Lent are known as Passiontide, and in the traditional Roman rite before Vatican II this past Sunday was known as Passion Sunday, making this week Passion Week, a time to enter more deeply into meditation and contemplation of Christ's Sorrowful Passion as we prepare for Holy Week. We are … Continue reading Passiontide: Going Deeper into Christ’s Passion

The Solemnity of the Annunciation

To honor the Solemnity of the Annunciation, which celebrates Mary's Fiat and the Eternal Word becoming man for our redemption, I am reposting my reflection on the Annunciation which was part of a larger reflection on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. As She sat quietly working and meditating, the Virgin Mary was suddenly visited … Continue reading The Solemnity of the Annunciation

How to Use this Unfortunate and Sad Time of Suspension of Holy Masses

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, bishops across the country have decided to comply with the requests of government officials to suspend large gatherings by canceling public Masses and, in some cases, public adoration as well. And regardless of whether or not we think this is an appropriate thing to do (probably not; yes it … Continue reading How to Use this Unfortunate and Sad Time of Suspension of Holy Masses