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Lenten Reflection from the Viatorians

published on: February 18, 2015

Right from the readings on Ash Wednesday, Lenten gospels remind us of the traditional ascetical practices of Lent, including almsgiving, fasting and prayer. Often times we tend to overlook these because see them in the context of being somewhat “old fashioned” and more … Continue reading

Lenten Reflections from the Viatorians

published on: April 11, 2014

We don’t know all the details about the life of St. Viator, but this much we know: he walked with Bishop Just, accompanying him in his desert journey, sharing times of prayer and penance. From the time of our founder, Father Louis Querbes, … Continue reading

Lenten Reflection from the Viatorians

published on: March 10, 2014

Paging through magazines or watching television commercials, one discovers a popular attention getting device: the “before and after.” Advertisers use this approach to demonstrate the usefulness of their product or service. In the “before” stage, an individual is in desperate … Continue reading

Lenten Reflection from the Viatorians

published on: March 4, 2014

Lent is a very quiet time. It starts when we receive ashes and are reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return. The liturgical rites of the Lenten season are simple.  Lent is this long time for us to spend … Continue reading

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013

published on: March 31, 2013

Gospel: John 20:1‐9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to … Continue reading

Saturday, March 30, 2013 Holy Saturday

published on: March 30, 2013

Gospel: Luke 24:1‐12 At daybreak on the first day of the week the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the … Continue reading

Good Friday, March 29, 2013

published on: March 29, 2013

Gospel: John 18:1‐19:42 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with … Continue reading

Thursday, March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday

published on: March 28, 2013

Gospel: John 13:1‐15 Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

published on: March 27, 2013

Gospel: Matthew 26:14‐25 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him 30 pieces of silver, … Continue reading

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

published on: March 26, 2013

Gospel: John 13:21‐33, 36‐38 Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom … Continue reading

Monday, March 25, 2013

published on: March 25, 2013

Gospel: John 12:1‐11 Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table … Continue reading

Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013

published on: March 24, 2013

Gospel: Luke 22:14‐23:56 When the hour came, Jesus took his place at table with the apostles. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not … Continue reading

Friday, March 22, 2013

published on: March 23, 2013

Gospel: John 10:31‐42 The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are … Continue reading

Saturday, March 23, 2013

published on: March 23, 2013

Gospel: John 11:45‐56 Many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what Jesus had done began to believe in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the … Continue reading

Thursday, March 21, 2013

published on: March 21, 2013

Gospel: John 8:51‐59 Jesus said to the Jews: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.” So the Jews said to him, “Now we are sure that you are possessed. Abraham died, as did … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

published on: March 20, 2013

Gospel: John 8:31‐42 Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, … Continue reading

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Solemnity of St. Joseph

published on: March 19, 2013

Gospel: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ. Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary … Continue reading

Monday March 18, 2013

published on: March 18, 2013

Gospel: John 8:12‐20 Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on … Continue reading

Sunday, March 17, 2013

published on: March 17, 2013

Gospel: John 8:1‐11 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. Then the scribes … Continue reading

Saturday, March 16, 2013

published on: March 16, 2013

Gospel: John 7:40‐53 Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, “This is truly the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he? Does not Scripture … Continue reading

Friday, March 15, 2013

published on: March 15, 2013

Gospel: John 7:1‐2, 10, 25‐30 Jesus moved about within Galilee; he did not wish to travel in Judea, because the Jews were trying to kill him. But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near. But when his brothers had gone … Continue reading

Thursday, March 14, 2013

published on: March 14, 2013

Gospel: John 5:31‐47 Jesus said to the Jews: “If I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is not true. But there is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

published on: March 13, 2013

Gospel: John 5:17‐30 Jesus answered the Jews: “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but he also … Continue reading

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

published on: March 12, 2013

Gospel: John 5:1‐16 There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number … Continue reading

Monday March 11, 2013

published on: March 11, 2013

Gospel: John 4:43-54 At that time Jesus left [Samaria] for Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place. When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he … Continue reading

Sunday, March 10, 2013

published on: March 10, 2013

Gospel: Luke 5:1‐3, 11-32 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So to them Jesus addressed this parable: … Continue reading

Saturday, March 9, 2013

published on: March 9, 2013

Gospel: Luke 18:9‐14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax … Continue reading

Friday, March 8, 2013

published on: March 8, 2013

Gospel: Mark 12:28‐34 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love … Continue reading

Thursday, March 7, 2013

published on: March 7, 2013

Luke 11:14‐23 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebub, the prince of demons, … Continue reading

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

published on: March 6, 2013

Gospel: Matthew 5:17‐19 Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth … Continue reading