Category Archives: Lent

For a Higher Purpose by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “For a Higher Purpose by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Every time that we come to the Olympics, we seem to lay aside our differences and concentrate on the greatness of human effort and the respect that we should … Continue reading

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Resurrection as Reward and Transformation by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Resurrection as Reward and Transformation by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint If walking the walk with Christ defines our Holy Week observance, what are we to make of this mystery of the Resurrection? How can we walk the walk … Continue reading

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Walking With Him: Identification with Jesus by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Walking With Him: Identification with Jesus by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint While I was still a teenager, I came across a book entitled “The Day Christ Died” by Jim Bishop. In it, the author traces the fateful events … Continue reading

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Lent: Springtime of Possibilities by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Lent: Springtime of Possibilities by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint At the writing of this article, it is still cold and wintry. We are liturgically still in Ordinary Time; but I want to turn to the upcoming season of … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Walking the Walk by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint We go through Holy Week yet again. Why? It seems we say the same things that we know happened centuries before. Remembrance is important but it sometimes seems overplayed as … Continue reading

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Holy Week

Share the post “Holy Week” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Holy Week The following Gospel accounts contain the events the Church commemorates and reflects upon during Holy Week: • Mark 11-15 • Matthew 21-27 • Luke 19-23 • John 12-19 The last week of … Continue reading

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Our Worst Enemy by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Our Worst Enemy by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the strongest instincts we possess is that of self-preservation. It is so basic and strong that every creature exhibits it. Think of the lowly fly or bug that … Continue reading

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Discipline and Growth by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Discipline and Growth by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Technology has given us a way of being that values the ease with which we can do things. Our ancestors needed to build fires to get warm. They needed to … Continue reading

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Lent: The Greening of Hope by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Lent: The Greening of Hope by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Liturgically we do not usually associate the color green with Lent. It is the color that we use during ‘Ordinary Time’ because it is the color of greenery … Continue reading

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The Season of Lent

Share the post “The Season of Lent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The Season of Lent   “At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, … Continue reading

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