Holy Saturday

Rom 6:3-11; Ps 118:1,2,16,17,22,23; Mk 16:1-7“It is wonderful in our eyes!” What is wonderful in our eyes? The Psalm used as a response to our reading from the Epistle to the Romans enables our response. “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in […]

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Good Friday

Is 52:13-53:12; Ps 31:2,6,12,13,15-17,25 Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42“Him whom they have pierced.” As we gaze upon Him whom we have pierced by our sin, what do we hear? Today’s psalm responds: “Take courage and be stouthearted!” Why would we gaze upon his suffering and death? Perhaps because we have never seen such love and sorrow […]

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Holy Thursday

Ex 12:1-8,11-14; Ps 116:12,13,15-18; 1Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15“How shall I make a return to the LORD?” This responsorial psalm provides a question worth of both early morning meditation and end of the day reflection. Indeed, answering this question is what makes us Eucharistic people. “How shall I make a return to the LORD for all […]

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Wednesday of Holy Week

Is 50:4-9; Ps 69:8-10,21,22,31,33,34; Mt 26:14-25“Zeal for your house consumes me!” What a difference one day makes in this beautiful drama of Holy Week. The psalm now sings of the insult and shame that afflicts the faithful servant of the LORD. The Suffering Servant no longer prays to be shielded from shame. Now he prays […]

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Tuesday of Holy Week

Is 49:1-6; Ps 71:1-6, 15,16; Jn 13:21-33,36-38“From my mother’s womb you are my strength.” In a shame based social organization, it is death to have your dignity publicly denied. Today’s responsorial psalm reflects upon the profound relationship between the Lord Jesus and his Father. It is his confidence in the Father’s love and care that […]

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Monday of Holy Week

Is 42:1-7; Ps 27:1-3,13-14; Jn 12:1-11“My heart will not fear.” We spend this whole week gazing upon the cross of Christ. We look with love upon the Faithful Servant of the LORD about whom Isaiah the Prophet sings. We look with love upon Christ the Suffering Servant of the LORD and recall every detail of […]

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