Prayer works – and the Pope is ready for some hard work!

Prayer works – and the Pope is ready for some hard work! The papal abdication or renunciation of the Petrine Ministry has been in the daily news, the world over, since this past February 10/11 – depending on which side of the world you live in. Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down from The Chair … Continue reading

Hosanna! Crucify him! He is risen! Amazing what a week can bring…

Hosanna to the king! Crucify him! He is risen! Amazing what a week can bring. Have a blessed and prayerful Holy Week.  

What Would You Do For Love?

Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, God from God, left heaven, came to earth, took the form of a slave, suffered horrendously, and embraced death – death on a cross – for love of you and me and the whole world! He was nearly beaten to death before he was crucified. For love of you and … Continue reading

The Passion of the Christ has begun

The week that changed the world and the course of human history forever has begun. The Passion of the Christ has begun to be commemorated and relived across the globe by Christians the world over. Palm Sunday, Passion Sunday has arrived, and Holy Week has begun. Today’s Mass has set the tone for the rest … Continue reading

Are You Trying To Get Yourself Killed?!

  Are You Trying To Get Yourself Killed?! This is the question that comes to mind when I read what Jesus said and did just days before the Crucifixion. It appears that if Jesus wasn’t actually looking to get killed, He surely wasn’t doing everything in His power to avoid it. Did you notice? In Thursday’s … Continue reading

The Raising of Lazarus – It Took Everything In Me Not To Laugh At Mass Today

I am not irreverent, and I love this true Gospel story!  Moreover, I have a very special love for Martha and Mary, and Lazarus too, and I pray to them daily when I pray the Litany of the Saints at the end of my Rosary. (Yes, I have added their names along with several other … Continue reading

Learn about The Man of Sorrows – Shroud of Turin presentations THIS WEEK!

The Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the actual burial cloth of Christ, is an ancient 14-foot long linen cloth that is mysteriously imprinted with the full-length front and back image of a man with bloodstains corresponding to the wounds of Our Lord. Since their pilgrimage to Turin, Italy to view the holy shroud, … Continue reading

Don’t Miss Prepare the Way and Cara a Cara

Did you miss Mario St. Francis on Prepare The Way? Don’t worry: there is still one more opportunity to watch him on Prepare The Way – a show dedicated to all matters related to the new evangelization – on Friday, April 1 at 9:30 pm, on CTSA – Catholic Television of San Antonio- Time Warner Cable … Continue reading

God invites you to prayer. I invite you to a Lenten Prayer Workshop

God invites you to prayer. I invite you to a Lenten Prayer Workshop on the last 3 Mondays of Lent – starting THIS MONDAY, led by The Fraternas (www.fraternas.org). Invite others and come if you understand Spanish. Learn about various forms of prayer and prayer methods, Lectio Divina and spiritual reading, daily spirituality, and the … Continue reading

Seven R’s to Help Us through Our Lenten Journey

Also published at http://www.pemdc.org/ee0311-fernandez/ Seven R’s to Help Us Through Our Lenten Journey There’s a church in Rome, known as the Church of the Bones, filled with skeletons, skulls, and bones of all sorts that serves as a reminder of how short our lives are. An inscription there reads: “What you are now, we once … Continue reading