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Holy Week in two minutes

Holy Week in two minutes

For anyone wanting a quick answer t why Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday; wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday; or kiss the cross on Good Friday? Look no further than Busted Halo’s® two-minute video that describes the final week of Lent we spend preparing...

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Before the Crucified

Detained by the security forces of the Temple, Jesus no longer has any doubt: the Father has not listened to his wishes to continue to live; his disciples flee, looking out for their own safety.  He is alone.  His plans are vanishing.  Execution awaits him.  Jesus’...

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Stations of the Cross and Virtual Journeys

Stations of the Cross and Virtual Journeys

Stations of the Cross and Virtual Journeys - A CyberPilgrim, Sr. Caroline Cerveny opes up some possibilities in this post. If you have ever been in Jerusalem, you have probably experienced praying the Stations of the Cross winding your way through tight and...

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We all need forgiveness

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C -- 2103 The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand (Mk. 1:15)It is early morning and already those reputed to be important try to ruin the Teacher’s day. They have in mind killing two birds with one stone: an adulteress, that...

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Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. (Joel 2:13) Little by little we become accustomed to hearing and seeing, through the mass media,...

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With arms always open

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C -- 2013 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Lk. 6:36)Sibling rivalry; the perceived partiality favorable to the younger son who is prone to waywardness; the children taking for granted how good they have it at home; the father’s...

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Before it is too late

It has been quite some time that Jesus introduced himself to the people of Nazareth as the Prophet sent by the Holy Spirit to announce the Good News to the poor.  He goes on repeating tirelessly his message: God is near, paving the way for a more human world for...

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Mindful eating as fasting

Mindful eating as fasting

Mindful Eating. Good for body and soul! It seems related to the idea of fasting. And a nice practice considering all the hunger in the world. Maybe there could be a Vincentian version of this. Pick your mindful eating homework (1) Try taking the first four sips of a...

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Vincentian examination of conscience

Vincentian examination of conscience

As we progress further into Lent perhaps we can examine ourselves against these 5  characteristic Vincentian virtues. (See SlideShare version prepared by VinFormation.) Simplicity Do I always speak the truth? Do I say things as they are or as I want them to be? What...

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