The Fragrance Of Christ

Fr. Cantalamessa references the passage of Mary anointing Jesus (Mark 14:3, John 12:3) in his book, Come, Creator Spirit: Meditations On The Veni Creator. Granted, Fr. Cantalamessa is making a subtly different point, namely about breaking the alabaster jar, which releases the scent of the perfume, making a powerful analogy Read more…

Jesus Is The Feast!

Jesus comes to gather the nations into the one Kingdom of God. As the Passover Feast draws near, the people knowing the Pharisees seek to kill Jesus ask: “Will he come to the Feast?” Jesus is the Feast! He will make that Passover surpass and fulfill all other Passover celebrations. Read more…

Domestic Church Resources

Dear friends: Hopefully you are aware that for many years, especially since the Second Vatican Council, the Church has referred to how we live the faith in our homes as the Domestic Church. Recognizing the incredibly unusual circumstance of not being able to gather for Mass on weekends, and anticipating Read more…

The Stage Is Set For Holy Week

Monday’s Gospel finds Jesus in Bethany, a small town just beyond the Mount of Olives. He is visiting his friends, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. (John 12:1-11) This account immediately follows the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, (John 11) and immediately precedes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (John 12: Read more…

Behold Your King

As this Holy Week begins, we are encouraged to recognize Christ as our King. The glory of Jesus is revealed in humble love, suffering and service.  As the second reading today teaches: Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to Read more…

Holy Week Begins

As this Holy Week begins, let us pray for the grace to keep our eyes fixed on Christ. Today, we proclaim him as King, while the events of this week will unfold to reveal what Kingship looks like through the eyes of God. Let us accompany him to the Upper Read more…