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Come to the Altar

Come to the Altar

Holy Week is the time of our great Passover: the passage from darkness to light, from sadness to joy, from time to eternity, from death to life. And so we are drawn to the Cross, and the Cross is offered to us, in this and in every Eucharist. The Eucharist is the place and the means and the price of our Passover for the Eucharist is the Church held in the embrace of the Cross. Come, surrender. If you are…

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The Look of Love

The Look of Love

With all my heart I desire You, O Bread of Angels! Do not look on my unworthiness which separates me from You, but look on Your love which so often has invited me to approach You. —St. Louise de Marillac (H/T: someone who e-mailed this to me today)

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Holy Week, the most solemn and intense periods of worship in the Christian faith, begins with Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. In spite of the spiritual gravity of Holy Week, it begins with joy. The Church celebrates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and the Church begins her commemorative pilgrimage with her Lord on His way to Calvary. —Author unknown— We just returned from a beautiful Mass at our cathedral, in spite of some very naughty twins. (Sigh.) As much…

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