26 Mar 2023

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
Albert Schweitzer

No one can make the ascent without you, for you are our way, our truth, our life, our strength, our confidence, our reward. Be the way that receives us, the truth that strengthens us, the life that invigorates us.
Saint Ambrose of Milan

I live each day to kill death; I die each day to beget life, and in this dying unto death, I die a thousand times and am reborn another thousand through that love from my people, which nourishes hope!
—Julia Esquivel

19 Mar 2023

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible to others.
—Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

You, too, should come to Siloam, that is, to him who was sent by the Father . . . . Let Christ wash you and you will then see.
—Saint Ambrose of Milan

12 Mar 2023

Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

God does not fit in an occupied heart.
—Saint John of the Cross

The words of the mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream.
—Proverbs 18:4

5 Mar 2023

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

O Father, Son and Spirit Blest, with hearts transfigured by your grace, may we your matchless splendor praise and see the glory of your face.
Breviary Lauds hymn on the Feast of the Transfiguration

To heal divisions, to relieve the oppress'd, In virtue rich; in blessing others, bless'd.
The Odyssey

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
Arab proverb

26 Feb 2023

First Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.  
—Mark Twain

I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection.
—Henri J. M. Nouwen

29 Jan 2023

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

When Jesus and his disciples are said to be in the world but not of the world, the meaning is clear enough. Although they live in the world they are not worldly, they do not subscribe to the present values and standards of the world.
—Albert Nolan, O.P.

The foundation of our way to God is to advance on the way of life with great patience, humility, poverty of spirit, and meekness. All these lead us to justiceand by justice, we mean the Lord himself.

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