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Our Journey with Journey Through Scripture

Hello from the Missionaries of Charity Fathers in Nairobi, Kenya. We serve the poorest of the poor in Kenya, and live just a five-minute walk away from a very poor area called Mathare. A few weeks ago, we offered a Bible camp using the Journey Through Scripture study Genesis to Jesus ...
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Three Books to Read for a Joyful Easter

Easter Sunday might be over, the Easter season lasts fifty days! Here are three books to read to have a joyful Easter season ... Read More

Emmaus Day: Behind the Traditional Name for Easter Monday

This day is traditionally known as Emmaus Day, due to the Gospel reading for Mass in the lectionary prior to Vatican II. The Gospel from Luke 24 of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus was proclaimed in the Mass. In our monastic world it also took on a ... Read More

The Empty Tabernacle of Good Friday

In my experience of the Triduum at Saint Vincent Archabbey, a particularly powerful part of it has been the empty Tabernacle. Following the painful moment at midnight on Holy Thursday when Jesus is taken away from us and the Tabernacle is left empty, my attention is repeatedly drawn to the ... Read More

The Fourth Cup: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Paschal Mystery

When it looks like defeat for Our Lord, who is hanging on the Cross, in fact this is the victory. Because the Cross represents the supreme expression of divine mercy and love. The mystery of the Last Supper will be unveiled at the Cross because there we will see the ... Read More

A Priest’s Perspective on Holy Thursday

One of my favorite parts of Holy Thursday is the extended period of adoration after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the altar of repose. That time is the commemoration of Jesus’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane where the Apostles join Him and He asks Peter, James and ... Read More
Holy Triduum, Holy Thursday, Good Friday

Understanding the Holy Triduum

The feasts of Holy Week—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter—are fulfillments of the three spring Jewish feasts with which they originally coincided. We refer to the three great liturgies of Holy Week—the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, Good Friday services, and the Easter Vigil—as ... Read More

Victim and Priest: Christ’s Sacrifice in the Eucharist

In contemporary society, most people have no awareness that the offering of sacrifice to God is a central act of the virtue of religion and thus a good and morally obligatory thing. Even Catholics who attend Mass are generally unaware that they are participating in an infinite offering to God ... Read More

Advice for Overcoming Temptation from the Doctors of the Church

Francis de Sales helps us identify exactly how temptations to particular sins work and how to successfully resist them. He identifies three steps in the process of temptation. First, sin is proposed to the soul. Then, we are either pleased or displeased by the proposal. Finally, we consent to or ... Read More
Jacob Wood, Speaking the Love of God

The Gifts of Confirmation

Even though it may not be accompanied by the same visible signs as the first Pentecost and the first Confirmations, since Confirmation is our own personal Pentecost it effects a dramatic transformation of our lives. It does this by completing the grace of our Baptism, raising us to spiritual maturity, ... Read More

A Priest Explains the Signs and Symbols of the Mass

In order to convey the mysteries of our salvation, the sacred liturgy uses signs and symbols which are visible revelations of the invisible realities of the mysteries which are being experienced and presented to us. The art, architecture, music, and linguistic poetics of the Mass are meant to raise the ... Read More
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