First Faint Gleam of Heaven

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying…

Breaking forth like the dawn

Lo, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits, and drive all your laborers. Yes, your fast ends in quarreling and fighting, striking with wicked claw. Would that today you might fast so as to make your voice heard on high! Is this the manner of fasting I wish, of keeping a day…

Thankful Thursday, Holy Thursday

How beautiful it is to stand before the Crucifix, simply to be under the Lord’s gaze, so full of love. ~Pope Francis For many Christians, Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum – the three days leading to Easter Sunday. These days are considered the most important days of our Christian faith in…

Lo! Now is Our Accepted Day

Lo! now is our accepted day, The time for purging sins away, The sins of thought, and deed, and word, That we have done against the Lord. For He the merciful and true Hath spared His people hitherto; Not willing that the soul should die, Though great its past iniquity. Then let us all with…