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Muddy Water

August 25, 2013

“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14.

Christ speaks of an essential metamorphosis when we cease leaning on someone else for spiritual growth and begin to offer spiritual growth ourselves. (more…)

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Doubt With Courage

April 9, 2013

“We have seen the Lord.” But [St. Thomas the Apostle] said to [the Apostles], “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.” Doubting is natural to us because of our nature to learn and absorb through time. Until we have fully grasped a subject and have woven it into our intellect we will have questions. This is how we come to understand on a deeper level, by not accepting at face-value, but asking for more to grasp and digest. (more…)

The Lamb of the Everlasting Covenant

March 29, 2013

“Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed” (Luke 22:7). In a high impacted section of  the gospel, that recounts our Lord’s last supper, this sentence  seems ordinarily simple in passing. The words, however, “on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed” offer a greater introduction than a reference to a date on the Jewish liturgical calendar. (more…)

Cryroom Choirs

March 3, 2013

“And she gave birth to her first-born and wrapped him in swaddling clothes.” The much awaited Christ had to be swaddled, clothed and laid to bed. This was the culmination of thousands of years of prophecy and theology perfectly intermingled with earthly life. Mary was a perfect example for all parents: while participating in God’s fulfillment she was fully aware of her earthly duties as a mother. To participate in heavenly worship, yet be mindful of earthly parental duties, is an exercise of meditation on the spiritual life of our most blessed Mother. (more…)