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! Here is my reflection from last year. Although we cannot attend Mass in person this year, let us remember that the joy and message of this day does not change: He is risen, alleluia, alleluia! He is not here, He is risen. Behold the place where they laid Him. Mark 16:6 Happy … 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
For this Good Friday, I am reposting my reflection from last year as well as sharing a link with meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ from Catholic Exchange. 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 … 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, albeit remotely and over the media for most of us, 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 … Continue reading Holy Thursday and Entering into the Garden with Jesus
Here are the Stations of the Cross with reflections by St. Alphonsus Liguori that I promised to share with you. This is a beautiful way to enter into the Passion and reflect on the sufferings of Our Lord that He endured for love of us. From ecatholic2000.com. https://www.ecatholic2000.com/liguori/stations/cross.shtml
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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