SEVILLE HOLY WEDNESDAY 2018: SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DE LA SED.


SEVILLE HOLY WEDNESDAY 2018: SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DE LA SED. “Sed” is the Spanish word for thirst. This religious image seems to depict Our Lord in the following scene: “aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I thirst.’ There was a vessel filled with common wine. So…

FIND REFUGE IN JESUS’ MOST LOVING HEART…


FIND REFUGE IN JESUS’ MOST LOVING HEART… From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mt 27:45-46 “There is a false asceticism which…

ST. BASIL: TO IMITATE CHRIST’S DEATH IS TO BEGIN A NEW LIFE.


HOLY WEEK READING:  BY ONE DEATH AND RESURRECTION THE WORLD WAS SAVED (ST. BASIL THE GREAT) When mankind was estranged from him by disobedience, God our Saviour made a plan for raising us from our fall and restoring us to friendship with himself. According to this plan Christ came in the flesh, he showed us…

POPE FRANCIS’ PALM SUNDAY 2018 FULL TEXT HOMILY AND VIDEO


POPE FRANCIS’ PALM SUNDAY 2018 FULL TEXT HOMILY AND VIDEO (WITH SIMULTANEOUS ENGLISH TRANSLATION) + MAY OUR “HOSANNAS” WONT TURN INTO “CRUCIFY HIM”   Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ prepared Palm Sunday homily, which was given this morning in St. Peter’s Square:   ***   “Jesus enters Jerusalem. The liturgy invites us…

LENTEN PRAYER TO SANTO NIÑO.


A SHORT PRAYER TO THE HOLY CHILD JESUS IN PREPARATION FOR HOLY WEEK. Holy Infant Jesus, as we joyfully prepare ourselves during this Lent to commemorate your Passion, Death and Resurrection, we ask the grace of radical conversion and a humble and contrite heart for us and for many souls. Grant us the courage to…

THE FRUITS OF THE WOOD OF THE CROSS.


THE FRUITS OF THE WOOD OF THE CROSS “Because Christ humbled himself and became obedient to the death and death on the Cross (Phil 2: 8), the Cross becomes the wood of obedience which enlightens the mind, strengthens the heart, and enables us to participate in the fruit of eternal life. The fruit of obedience…

POPE FRANCIS LAETARE SUNDAY 2018: REJOICE BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US!


POPE FRANCIS LAETARE SUNDAY 2018: REJOICE BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US! Before the Angelus  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In this fourth Sunday of Lent, called “Laetare” Sunday, that is, “Rejoice,” because so <reads> the Entrance Antiphon of the Eucharistic Liturgy, which invites us to joy: “Rejoice, Jerusalem [… .] — so it’s a…