Lent

Lent

The Significance of Good Friday

The Significance of Good Friday

Catholic News Agency Getty Image “‘It is finished’; and he bowed his head and handed over his spirit.” On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption....

The Significance of Good Friday

The Significance of Holy Thursday

Source: Catholic News Agency/Photo – Getty image Except for the resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important, complex, and profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as...

The Significance of Good Friday

HOLY THURSDAY

THE LORD’S SUPPER On Holy Thursday, the Catholic Church celebrates a special Mass of the Lord’s Supper – that commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. On the night before Jesus Christ was crucified, he changed bread and wine into his own...

The Significance of Good Friday

Prayerfully Reflect on the Cross of Calvary

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION The scripture readings from this reflection: Luke 19:28-40; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Phil 2:8-9; Lk 22:14-23:56 or Lk 23:1-49 GettyImages The cross is the most prominent worldwide emblem of Christianity....

The Significance of Good Friday

The Cross Beckons: Let Us Begin the Journey!

REFLECTION ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT Lent is a precious gift that our Church has given to us. It holds out opportunity and invites us. Way back many years ago, my spiritual director, a good and holy Benedictine monk, my spiritual mentor, suggested that during Lent,...

The Significance of Good Friday

What Will You ‘Do’ for Lent?

GettyImages A bonus article from Bp. Edward M. Rice What will you “do” for Lent? That is a thoroughly Catholic question. Although other denominations do follow Lent and it seems to be more and more popular among other denominations, Catholics are well entrenched in...

The Significance of Good Friday

Abandon Yourself to Jesus This Lent

REFLECTION ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT The Scripture readings from this reflection: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91:1-2. 10-11, 12-13, 14-15; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4: 1-13 ICON-brother Charles de Foucauld Welcome to Lent! A year ago in my reflection for Ash Wednesday, I...