April 7, 2015

1. Fragrant incense and light on Easter Sunday: a glimpse of the Empty Tomb! https://t.co/bDzVhJwGmT— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) April 7, 2015 2. I had a conversation with a Muslim cab driver yesterday about the Easter octave. He had no idea. He thought it was one day and over. He thought that odd, too, because Christians believe something quite extraordinary, it seems not quite right to keep it to a day. Fr. Steve Grunow has some similar thoughts: On… Read more

April 6, 2015

1. Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.: He comes and he says to the women and to you and me: Chairete, that is, ‘Rejoice in my grace; be filled with God’s favour’. Hence, he comes and encounters them; the Risen Lord gives himself to them. For it is only through a real encounter with Christ that we can truly rejoice. Joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit, it comes from a grace-filled abiding in God that unites us to the Living… Read more

April 5, 2015

1. Resurrected Christ Appears to the Virgin Mary, Miraflores Altarpiece (detail), R. van der Weyden, @smbmuseum, Berlin. pic.twitter.com/xG4zz4kxV4— Maria VickroyPeralta (@MVickroyPeralta) April 5, 2015 2. Maybe give the glorious Exsultet a read every day of the Easter season. To keep the flame burning. 3. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." – Saint Pope John Paul II Happy Easter, apostles of prayer. pic.twitter.com/cJNsDkqe11— ApostleshipOfPrayer (@aposprayer) April 5, 2015 4. From Leo the Great:Let God’s people then recognize that… Read more

April 5, 2015

From Christ in His Mysteries by Blessed Columba Marmion: If every year, during Lent and Holy Week, we are faithful in sharing the sufferings of Christ, every year also the celebration of the mystery of Easter, by making us contemplate the victory of Jesus victorious over death, makes us partake more fruitfully and more abundantly of His divine condition of being risen; it increases over detachment from everything that is not God, it enlarges the divine life with us, through… Read more

April 3, 2015

1. Dominican Saints contemplating the Cross, from the sacristy of Sta Maria sopra Minerva https://t.co/zsNFwIzi1r— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) April 3, 2015 2. The Tenebrae hearse seen from the Altar on Good Friday https://t.co/p1hAJnmCRW— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) April 3, 2015 3. Three things from Thomas Aquinas to think about today. Chad Pecknold writes: For Aquinas, Good Friday is not so much a day without the Eucharist as it is the day which gives the Eucharist its very… Read more

April 3, 2015

Thank Magnificat magazine for this. (And consider subscribing for rich meditations everyday. Make every week holy week.) We are advised to think diligently, that is, to think upon him over and over again. In all your ways, says Holy Scripture, think upon him (Prv 3:6). The reason for which is that no matter what anxiety may befall us, we have a remedy in the cross. For there we find obedience to God. He humbled himself becoming obedient, says Saint Paul… Read more

April 2, 2015

1. I can’t believe it is Holy Thursday 2015 already. Lent is over. The Holy Triduum is here. God bless you. Do sign offline if you can today or and tomorrow. Encounter the Savior who died for us sinners. 2. What kind of life will you live? #HolyThursday #Triduum #generosity http://t.co/T6gSgyMEBe— Dynamic Catholic (@DynamicCatholic) April 2, 2015 3. Jennifer Fulwiler: How could a reasonable person living in the 21st century actually believe that at the Catholic Mass, bread and wine… Read more

March 29, 2015

1. Pope Francis this morning at Palm Sunday Mass: This is God’s way, the way of humility. It is the way of Jesus; there is no other. And there can be no humility without humiliation. 2. 8th Station – Jesus meets the Women of Jerusalem: from St Dominic's Chapel, Providence College https://t.co/Uk9ndlUrGU— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) March 29, 2015 3. The meditation in Magnificat today is from Blessed Guerric of Igny: If then… today’s procession and Passion are considered… Read more

March 27, 2015

Today is the last Friday before Good Friday. At three P.M. next week I certainly hope Christians have the opportunity to turn electronics off and go offline, entering into the kind of deep in prayer appropriate to recalling the day Christ died for us. Today, though, as we’re out and about — maybe during lunch stop by the nearest church and say a prayer. Pray, say, in thanksgiving for who Christ is and what He has done for us and… Read more

March 26, 2015

1. Pope Francis today: The joy of faith, the joy of the Gospel is the touchstone of the faith of a person. Without joy that person is not a true believer. Let’s go home, but before that, we celebrate here with these words of Jesus: “Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad.” And ask the Lord for the grace to be rejoicing in hope, for the grace to see the day of Jesus… Read more

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