“How then can we live?” | Christ’s Death and Our New Life

“Our transgressions and our sins are upon us; they weigh us down; and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?” (Ezekiel 33:10). These words of the prophet powerfully express how sin affects us—creating a heaviness in the soul, a feeling of dejection, a sense of deadness in mind and heart. Sin […]

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Laboring Side by Side in the Gospel: Holy Thursday and Holy Women

“Woman is stronger than man, and more faithful, in the hour of suffering: Mary of Magdala and Mary Cleophas and Salome! With a group of valiant women like these, closely united to our Lady of Sorrows, what work for souls could be done in the world!” The Way, no. 982  In the principal feasts of the liturgical […]

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PODCAST | “Keep Watch & Pray”

In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio shares a reflection on the Gospel passage of the Passion of Christ (Luke 22:14-23:56) which is read on Palm Sunday. During this time, the Church invites her people to focus directly on the suffering of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The longer Gospel readings help us to honor Christ’s request […]

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“God is My Reward” | Tuesday of Holy Week

(cf. Isaiah 49:1-6) Throughout Lent the Roman liturgy often sings of the “rewards” or fruits of fasting and penance: sobriety and clarity of mind, a humbled heart, works of mercy, and forgiveness of sins—rewards that are gifts from God and which dispose us to an even greater attentiveness to Him. We can rest more fully […]

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“Something Beautiful” | Monday of Holy Week

“But Jesus said, ‘Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me’” (Mk 14:6). This verse, although not recorded by St. John in his account of the anointing at Bethany is recorded by both Matthew and Mark, indicating how deeply Mary’s gesture touched our Lord’s heart, His priestly heart. […]

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