Fight or Flight in the Garden of Gethsemane 

A few thoughts after seeing Passion of the Christ again. (It’s our Good Friday tradition now.) In the Garden, Peter asks Jesus at one point if they ought to flee. Jesus answers that it doesn’t matter; His time has come. The movie goes to slow-motion as Judas betrays the Lord and the guards move towards…

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Accusing Myself

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, sometimes also called Passion Sunday. At Mass, we read the Passion according to Saint Luke (Luke 22:14-23:56). When I was a girl, I both loved and dreaded Palm Sunday. I loved having palms, getting them blessed, and hearing the Passion read from the Gospel. But at the same time,…

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The Passion and the Priesthood: Realizations

I’ve been reading the daily Mass readings each morning throughout Lent, along with various commentaries on the Scriptures for the day, and have been gaining some really wonderful insights.  But this week – Holy Week – is becoming very meaningful to me this year.  This is not due to anything great on my part, but…

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Holy Week: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Holy Week was really awesome for me. I was going through Lent, reading my three books each day, but not feeling particularly … um, holy? No, not right. Closer to God? Probably a bit closer there. But I pushed on. Got back to praying the Rosary more often, but still not back to my every-day…

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