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 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 follow you faithfully,…

5th SUNDAY OF LENT (B). Mass readings.

5th SUNDAY OF LENT (B). Mass readings. First reading: Jeremiah 31:31–34 The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers the day I took them by the hand…

4th Sunday of Lent (B). MASS READINGS.

4th Sunday of Lent (B). MASS READINGS. First reading: 2 Chr 36:14–16, 19–23 In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people added infidelity to infidelity, practicing all the abominations of the nations and polluting the Lord’s temple which he had consecrated in Jerusalem. Early and often did the Lord, the…

3rd Sunday of Lent (B) Gospel Reflection: ALLOW JESUS, THE DEFINITIVE TEMPLE, THE MEETING PLACE BETWEEN GOD AND HUMANITY, TO CLEANSE THE TEMPLE OF YOUR HEART (Pope Francis).

3RD Sunday of Lent (B) Gospel Reflection ALLOW JESUS, THE DEFINITIVE TEMPLE, THE MEETING PLACE BETWEEN GOD AND HUMANITY, TO CLEANSE THE TEMPLE OF YOUR HEART (Pope Francis). Dear brothers and sisters, Today’s Gospel presents the episode of the expulsion of the merchants from the temple (Jn 2:13-25). Jesus “made a whip out of cords…

3rd SUNDAY OF LENT (B). Mass readings

3rd SUNDAY OF LENT (B). Mass readings First reading: Ex 20:1-17 (Long form) In those days, God delivered all these commandments: “I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides me. You shall not carve idols for yourselves…

LENT, A TIME FOR FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION (St. Leo the Great).

LENT, A TIME FOR FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION (St. Leo the Great) “Go first and be reconciled with your brother (Mt 5:24).” Christian repentance is demonstrated above all in the desire to practice the virtues of justice and of charity. Lent is the most appropriate time for forgiving and for reconciliation. It is not coherent to…

2nd Sunday of Lent (B). MASS READINGS.

  2nd Sunday of Lent (B). MASS READINGS. First reading: Gn 22:1–2, 9a, 10–13, 15–18 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer…