Have trouble answering someone when they say "once saved, always saved"? This article from Catholic Restoration presents popular verses from the Bible that Protestants use to support their claim and then shows Catholics how to use verses from, yes, the same Bible, to counteract those claims and show that we can indeed lose the salvation … Continue reading Losing Salvation – Answering Protestants with the Bible–via Catholic Restoration
Last Friday, WordPress notified me that it was my one year anniversary with Lumen Fidei Ministries. Since it was Good Friday, I didn't post about it so I'm doing that now. I've really enjoyed doing this blog in the past year and I hope that I've inspired everyone that has come across it. I'd also … Continue reading Happy Anniversary Lumen Fidei!
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it, alleluia. For these eight days, this is the response we say in the Divine Office. During Mass each day, we recite the Gloria and “alleluia” is added to the dismissal and the people’s response. Each day is classified as … Continue reading A Few Notes On This Joyous Octave We’re In
Happy Easter everyone! This is my reflection from a couple of years ago but it is just as prevalent today. He is truly risen, alleluia, alleluia! He is not here, He is risen. Behold the place where they laid Him. Mark 16:6 Happy Easter! My family and I had the privilege to attend the Easter … Continue reading Easter Sunday: Alleluia! He is Risen!
It can be tempting on this day to jump straight to Easter. But it's important to take this day to meditate on the Lord's Passion and Death and wait prayerfully for the Resurrection. On this day, Christ descended to the gates of hell in order to free those who died a just death under the … Continue reading Holy Saturday: Waiting at the Tomb
What do you think of when you see a crucifix? On Good Friday, we are invited to spend the day gazing upon Jesus Christ on the cross and meditating on what He has done for us and the price He paid for our salvation. Yesterday, on Holy Thursday, we celebrated the Mass of the Last … Continue reading Good Friday: Gazing Upon the Crucified Christ/The Seven Last Words
Now that we have completed the celebration of the Mass of the Lord's Supper in most places and commemorated the institution of both the priesthood and the Eucharist that Christ gave to us out of love for us and to keep Him with us until the end of time, it is time to enter the … Continue reading Holy Thursday and Entering into the Garden with Jesus
As we prepare to begin the Sacred Triduum, I would like to share with you links to the Stations of the Cross with reflections by St. Alphonsus Liguori as well as the Seven Dolors of Mary. These are a beautiful way to enter into both the Passion of Our Lord and reflect on the sufferings … Continue reading Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis) by St. Alphonsus Liguori and the Seven Dolors (Sorrows) of Mary
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No matter how difficult or different this Holy Week seems, we can have the confidence that God is using it for good and we also must remember that what we always did during Holy Week doesn't make it holy, the events that happened during the first Holy Week do. https://wp.me/pYA4j-dOo