April Devotion: The Most Blessed Sacrament

Via Catholic Restoration THE MONTH OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Since the 16th-century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The Church traditionally encouraged the month of April for increased devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. “The Church in the course of the centuries has introduced various forms of this Eucharistic worship which … Continue reading April Devotion: The Most Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday: Gazing Upon the Crucified Christ/The Seven Last Words

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

Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis) by St. Alphonsus Liguori and the Seven Dolors (Sorrows) of Mary

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

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

Making a Holy and Productive Lent: Do We Love Christ More After Lent than We Did Before?

On Quinquagesima Sunday, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the priest who celebrated Mass for us put the ultimate goal for Lent rather simply: When Easter comes, will we have grown in our love for Christ compared to what it was when Lent started? Three things that will help in achieving this end, which can be … Continue reading Making a Holy and Productive Lent: Do We Love Christ More After Lent than We Did Before?