Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Saint Mother Theodora Guerin Oratory September 15th, 2020 Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/091520.cfm Recording of the Gospel/Homily before Mass:   No child should ever die before their Mother. No mother should ever have to witness the death of her Son, yet in horror you watched as they marched HimContinue reading “Homily for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows”

When Love Burns So Much It Hurts – a Poem

It’s not often that I get the chance to write “poetry.” It’s even less often than that, that I share what I write with others besides a spiritual director or close friend. This Fall, I had a rather unfortunate encounter which led me to a beautiful period of prayer. As I sat with the LordContinue reading “When Love Burns So Much It Hurts – a Poem”

Christ should be manifest in our whole life: how to achieve Christian perfection

As I sit here on the shores of Lake Atitlan this morning, the Office of Readings this morning had provided another gem to chew on and mull over. From a treatise on Christian Perfection by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, bishop (PG 46, 283-286) Christ should be manifest in our whole life “The life of theContinue reading “Christ should be manifest in our whole life: how to achieve Christian perfection”

Behold the Lamb of God -A Reflection on the Incarnation 

 John 1:29-34.  “John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.  He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, butContinue reading “Behold the Lamb of God -A Reflection on the Incarnation “