Showing posts with label Peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peace. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 5th Sunday of Easter

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 14:1-12, the Gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Easter in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- We see the divinity of Jesus throughout the Gospels.
- The theology of the Trinity.
- Jesus is the visible presence of the Trinity.
- Jesus is the only way, the only source of true restoration and eternal life.
- Jesus is the Messianic Bridegroom
- Embracing the Cross gives us peace in the midst of suffering

You can find the text of the Gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Easter in Cycle A at the USCCB website.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Gospel Reflection - Cycle A - 2nd Sunday of Easter

My weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. In this video, I reflect on John 20:19-31, the Gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday of Easter in Cycle A, exploring the following topics:

- The reality of the Resurrection.
- What will our resurrected body look like?
- John's refutation of the Gnostics.
- Hiding in fear - until outpouring of Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
- The Peace of Christ vs the peace of the world.
- Invitation into the inner love dynamic of the Holy Trinity.
- The authority of the Catholic Church.
- Doubting Thomas has been unfairly characterized by history.
- Holding on to the anchors of our belief.
- Fighting our doubts by remembering where they led us in the past.
- Divine Mercy Sunday helps us to be open to the Divine Mercy of Christ.

You can find the text of the Gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday of Easter in Cycle A at the USCCB website.

For more information on the Divine Mercy devotion, please visit this link.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Praying to St. Joseph for Healing and Peace

Let us pray to St. Joseph for healing and peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our families, in our communities, and in the world.

Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary
by Pope Leo XIII

To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God's Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,
and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.

Amen.

Source: USCCB

Photo Credit: The Death of St. Joseph at Immaculate Conception Church in Seattle by Zoltan Abraham (c) 2017.