Daily Reflections

April 16, 2022 –
Holy Saturday
… suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell …. How ought Christians spend Holy Saturday morning and afternoon?  Is this time simply an… Read More
April 15, 2022 –
Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13—53:12  +  Hebrews 4:14-16;5:7-9  +  John 18:1—19:42 We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; but the Lord laid upon him the guilt of us… Read More
April 14, 2022 –
Holy Thursday — Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Exodus 12:1-8,11-14  +  1 Corinthians 11:23-26  +  John 13:1-15 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the chalice, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he… Read More
April 13, 2022 –
Wednesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4-9  +  Matthew 26:14-25 … from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. Recent scandals in the Church prompt reflection upon the person of… Read More
April 12, 2022 –
Tuesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1-6  +  John 13:21-33,36-38 So Judas took the morsel and left at once.  And it was night. On the last two days of Lent before the Sacred Triduum starts,… Read More
April 11, 2022 –
Monday of Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1-7  +  John 12:1-11 Here is my servant whom I uphold, / my chosen one with whom I am pleased …. The Old Testament’s Book of the Prophet Isaiah… Read More
April 10, 2022 –
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Luke 19:28-40  +  Isaiah 50:4-7  +  Philippians 2:6-11  +  Luke 22:14—23:56 … he humbled himself, / becoming obedient to the point of death, / even death on a cross. The… Read More
April 9, 2022 –
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Ezekiel 37:21-28  +  John 11:45-56 So from that day on they planned to kill him. This morning’s Gospel Reading bears a sense of anxious anticipation.  Its final verse leaves us… Read More
April 8, 2022 –
Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Jeremiah 20:10-13  +  John 10:31-42 “If I do not perform my Father’s works, put no faith in me.” Some disagree with the saying, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,”… Read More
April 7, 2022 –
Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Genesis 17:3-9  +  John 8:51-59 “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” While yesterday’s Gospel Reading looked in part upon Abraham, today’s Scriptures double… Read More
April 6, 2022 –
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Daniel 3:14-20,91-92,95  +  John 8:31-42 “… you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Historically, freedom for the Jews was based upon two figures of their… Read More
April 5, 2022 –
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Numbers 21:4-9  +  John 8:21-30 “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM ….” It’s questionable whether, when Jesus told the Pharisees that… Read More