Monday of the Second Week in Lent

Dn 9:4-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Lk 6:36-38“May your compassion quickly come!” We are our own worst enemy. We remember our iniquities and sometimes even find such memories titillating. At such moments we can take refuge in the prayer of today’s responsorial psalm, “LORD, may your compassion quickly come!” Without the LORD and his […]

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Friday of the First Week in Lent

Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8, 6; Mt 5:20-26“Plenteous redemption” What is plenteous redemption? It is something beyond kindness. It is found with the LORD, the one who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities. This season of Lent beckons us to consider plenteous redemption. In this desert retreat we dare to ponder the wonder of being […]

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