Sharing in the Last Supper

“For this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been missing the Eucharist lately. Especially today, I’m longing for the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus. My heart is breaking becauseContinue reading “Sharing in the Last Supper”

8 Easy Ways to Spend Holy Week at Home

“Do you realize what I have done for you?” John 13:8 Holy Week is finally here, but does it feel like Holy Week to you? It’s hard to even remember that it’s Holy Week without deciding which Mass you’ll go to, but you and your family can still celebrate Holy Week and prepare for EasterContinue reading “8 Easy Ways to Spend Holy Week at Home”

Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9 We chant “hosanna” every time we got to Mass, but what does it mean? “Hosanna” is a Hebrew exclamationContinue reading “Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection”

Christ in Me Arise

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Do you believe this? My first reaction is yes, absolutely! I find that I trust JesusContinue reading “Christ in Me Arise”

Following the 3 Pillars of Lent

Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father, who is in Heaven. Matthew 6:1 How’s your Lent going now that it’s about halfway over? If it’s not going as well as you hoped, a good way to get backContinue reading “Following the 3 Pillars of Lent”

Be Thou My Vision

Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.” John 9:41 Although Jesus physically heals the blind, he uses blindness versus sight as an allegory in this Sunday’s Gospel. To those who are “blind” Jesus will give sight. This blindnessContinue reading “Be Thou My Vision”

Water of Life

Jesus said to her, “Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14 It’s the third Sunday ofContinue reading “Water of Life”

You Have Redeemed the World

And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. Matthew 27:31 I started praying Stations of the Cross when I was in Kindergarten. When I was in Catholic elementary school, the students and staff would gather in theContinue reading “You Have Redeemed the World”

Transfigure Us, O Lord

And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. Matthew 17:2 What comes to mind when you hear the word Lent? Does it imply a somber season of mourning and penance? Maybe you adopt a gloomy demeanor during this season. You might gravitate towardsContinue reading “Transfigure Us, O Lord”

Throughout These 40 Days

But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6 I always start Lent zealously, excited for a much-needed season of spiritual renewal. I make grand plans of things to fast from, ways toContinue reading “Throughout These 40 Days”