March 26, 2023

Woman wearing protective mask

In the Face of Distressing Times

Reflect “My 19th birthday was celebrated with a death.”—St. Thérèse of LisieuxAs variations of COVID-19 continue to resurface now and then, we can consider how St. Thérèse also endured a resurgence of a pandemic (called an epidemic at the time, ...
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Sister Death

“Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life’” (John 11:24–25) Death always startles us with its suddenness, its finality. ...
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Sunday Soundbite for March 26, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Lent Cycle AMarch 26, 2023 Some years ago in a homily, I told of standing at the bedside of a priest-friend who was dying, and wrestling with one of the questions that naturally arise at such a ...
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Purple flower in a field

Lent with St. Clare: Fifth Sunday

Clare’s holiness began while she was still a child. She was known for her mercy for others, often wore a hairshirt under her fine clothes, and vowed celibacy at a young age. Those stirrings were fueled by her mother’s staunch ...
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