It requires little effort to multiply the reminders that this is God’s world and given to us as a gift and a responsibility.
Each year at St. John’s University we celebrate Founder’s Week from September 20-27.
Labor Day, the beginning of the academic year, and the liturgical calendar (September 8) merge in drawing Antoine-Frédéric Ozanam to my mind at the beginning of September.
We call the several weeks that follow the celebration of Christmas, the “Christmas Season.” Similarly, many weeks follow the solemnity of Easter, and we refer to this stretch as the “Easter Season.”
Our New Testament offers two particular contexts when the Holy Spirit filled the Blessed Mother. Of course, we can truly maintain that Mary always experienced this aspect of God’s presence, but two occurrences stand forth.
We celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Louise de Marillac on May 9th. This feast invites us to think of Louise, her gifts, and her ministry. Sometimes, I get caught up in a sidebar reflection.
One of the verses from a Gospel of the past week captured my thinking and prompted my reflection: “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”
The place of Mary sometimes surfaces in my reflections on the holy days of the Easter Triduum.
I have never had my feet washed on Holy Thursday. Mostly, I have avoided the invitation in some way or another.
From a human point of view, water is inseparable from life.
Have you ever considered that the stations of the cross (usually) encircle us when we gather in our place of worship?
Each year I select a theme that gives direction to one/some of the programs that I organize at St. John’s University.