Fortnight For Freedom: Our Most Cherished Liberty

According to Open Doors (a U.S.-based organization that tracks the global persecution of Christians), every month: 322 Christians are killed because of their faith 214 Christian churches/properties are destroyed 722 crimes (such as beatings, false arrests. rapes) are committed against Christians because of their faith These are sobering numbers. Yet, they are not mere numbers:

Waiting in Hopeful Anticipation

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It’s been almost a year since I asked the love of my life to marry me. Not to spoil it, but she said yes. Neither of us wanted a long engagement, but due to a few factors that were out of …

Entering into the Passion

As the wood digs into my shoulder, I fall on the cold concrete with the weight of the cross crashing down on my back.
Sorrow, for the things I have done and the things I know we all do. Sorrow knowing how many …

Divine Mercy Novena

The Divine Novena starts tomorrow on Good Friday. I will be including every day of the Novena along with the daily reflections so we can all pray it together. Here is some basic information on the Novena from EWTN. DIVINE MERCY NOVENA Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a

The Paschal Lamb

“That same night they shall eat its roasted flesh with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.” Exodus 12:8
Have you ever been so hungry that you just couldn’t stand it? I remember a backpacking trip I took in my Boy Scout days. W…

Pasiones Descolocados

“Seis días antes de la Pascua, fue Jesús a Betania, donde vivía Lázaro, a quien había resucitado de entre los muertos. Allí le ofrecieron una cena; Marta servía y Lázaro era uno de los que estaban con él a la mesa.” Juan 12: 1-2 Al reflexionar sobre las lecturas de esta semana, me llamó mucho

Misplaced Passions

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“Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those re…

Resist the Fear

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Today’s Gospel reading begins by telling us that Jesus was deeply troubled. And so, too, is anyone reading or hearing this passage: it is, in fact, one of the most difficult parts of the jour…

Resistir el Miedo

El Evangelio de hoy empieza diciéndonos que Jesús estaba profundamente afligido, igual que cualquier persona leyendo u oyendo este pasaje: de hecho es una de las partes más difíciles de leer durante este trayecto del Domingo de Ramos a Viernes Santo.   Y es así porque todo se trata de nosotros. Ésta es la noche

Come to Jesus and Live!

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Holy Week has begun. The Holy Triduum is just days away. Our hearts and minds attempt to wrap around emotions of both sorrow and joy. Why does He have to die? In order to rise again, we answer ours…