"Living Holy Week means entering ever more deeply into the logic of God, into the logic of the Cross, which is not primarily that of suffering and death, but rather that of love and of the gift of self which brings life. It means entering [...]
Tags: Cross, Gospel, Prayer, Following Christ, Holy Week
How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. Christ, who told us to forgive one another “seventy times [...]
Tags: Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Gospel, Generosity, mercy
When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live.
Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Gospel, Prayer
When evening fell on the Sabbath, Mary Magdalen and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices that, going, they might anoint the dead body of Jesus. Very early on the following day, when the sun has already risen, they come to the sepulcher [...]
Tags: Joy, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Easter
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Gospel, Jesus Christ
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he [...]
Tags: Joy, Gospel, Jesus Christ
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Contrition, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Mortification
From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised (Mt 16:21).
«Pilate speaks: It is your custom [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, and the scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and ran up to him and greeted him.
And he asked them, what [...]
Tags: defects, Gospel, Sincerity
And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the [...]
Tags: defects, Gospel, Ascetical struggle