Sacred Humanity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 6. THE CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. “On the uppermost part of the Cross the reason for the sentence is written: ‘Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews’ (Jn 19:19). And all who pass by insult him and jeer at him. ‘If he is the king of Israel, let him come down here and now from the cross’ (Mt 27:42). One of the thieves comes to his defence: ‘This man has done []

GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’…(Lk 23:44-46)”and said, “‘It is finished’. And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit (Jn 19:30).” “Now it is all over. The work of our Redemption []

HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1).”


HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1)”   The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins during which the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest mysteries of our redemption by means of special celebrations of the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Good Friday), and His Glorious Resurrection (Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday).   On HOLY THURSDAY, we celebrate THE EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER during which three principal mysteries are commemorated, namely:   the institution of the []

3RD Sunday of January HAPPY FEAST OF SANTO NIÑO, PHILIPPINES! ON SPIRITUAL CHILDHOOD


3RD Sunday of January HAPPY FEAST OF SANTO NIÑO, PHILIPPINES! ON SPIRITUAL CHILDHOOD I was in the last few minutes of my mental prayer this morning before the Holy Mass when the wonderful thought about the significance of today’s feast celebrated in the Philippines, came to my mind, thanks to the Holy Spirit. The feast of Santo Niño is all about the omnipotence of the Child-God, who with his simplicity and humility, teaches us that we could only be “powerful” in front []

JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.


JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.   As a recently ordained priest, I came upon an article in a Spanish Catholic magazine, in which the author cited an idea which was engraved in my mind and which I have often used in my preaching. The idea, which he attributed to a German philosopher, is as follows: JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.   Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to []

THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. WHY DID JESUS SUBMIT HIMSELF TO ST. JOHN’S BAPTISM?


FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. WHY DID JESUS SUBMIT HIMSELF TO ST. JOHN’S BAPTISM? After commemorating the Birth of Our Lord during Christmas and His manifestation as Savior Messiah and Light to the world during the feast of Epiphany, Christmas season draws to its close with the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In its liturgy, the Church remembers another solemn manifestation of Christ’s divinity. In the adoration of the Magi God revealed the divinity of []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: The Shepherds and the Magi.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: The Shepherds and the Magi.   Dear friends, below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ beautiful Angelus Address yesterday, Jan. 6, 2016 at noon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Caps mine. As Pope Francis prayed, “MAY THE VIRGIN MARY, WHO RECEIVED THE MAGI AT BETHLEHEM, HELP US TO RAISE OUR GAZE FROM OURSELVES, TO LET OURSELVES BE GUIDED BY THE STAR OF THE GOSPEL TO MEET JESUS, AND []