Liturgical Time

At peace with time

Posted on October 3, 2020
Perhaps because numbers are my thing, I seem to readily find connections between them and what they represent. Dates are a prime example (no mathematical pun intended) -- as with the recent turning of the calendar a...

Salvation, enlightenment, and transformation

Posted on September 26, 2020
While re-visiting the books and articles used in Liturgy classes, I was drawn to a piece entitled Time and Liturgy by Thomas Merton. Excerpts about the liturgical year follow: For one in Christ, the cycle of the...

The light of grace

Posted on September 19, 2020
Light of grace
When we are young a “new year” is often associated with the start of a school year. Sports fans might celebrate each “new year” when their favorite team begins training camp. What do we look to this year, when the...

Trophy of victory

Posted on September 12, 2020
Cross at night
We are celebrating the feast of the cross which drove away darkness and brought in the light. As we keep this feast, we are lifted up with the crucified Christ, leaving behind us earth and sin so that we may gain the...

Season of Creation 2020: Jubilee for the Earth

Posted on September 5, 2020
Yellow butterfly in cosmos
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. It is a time when we join our sisters and brothers in the...

Holy Spirit calling

Posted on May 30, 2020
Are you any different than you were when Lent started some 90 days ago? Most certainly you are, in ways subtle and not so subtle. Below is an abridged version of the story of a young girl, who recognized how her...

There came the sound of a great wind

Posted on May 23, 2020
One of the great things about spring is sleeping with the windows open. There is something comforting about hearing the sounds of nature while settling in for the night or being awakened by them in the morning. I...

An Easter Prayer

Posted on May 16, 2020
As the saying goes, the more things change the more they stay the same. With the sixth week of Easter upon us I find myself looking back. Ash Wednesday seems as if it were a lifetime ago, not just 40 days of Lent...

Emptying our cups

Posted on March 21, 2020
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Benedict of Norcia. The recent changes to the manner of daily living, caused by the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 virus, have brought much uncertainty and fear. It is...

The day before

Posted on February 22, 2020
This year, the day before Lent begins is Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time. The Responsorial Psalm for that day offers something to carry for the season: Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support...