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Spy Wednesday 4/6

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/07/20

SPY WEDNESDAY   (Today’s post will be split into two parts… look forward to the conclusion tomorrow)

 

When we were children, the Wednesday of Holy Week was designated as “Spy Wednesday.”

It takes its name from the line of Scripture that says “From that moment onwards Judas looked ... Read More »

The Chrism We Conquer

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/06/20

THE CHRISM WE CONQUER (As we begin the Holiest of Weeks, Fr Aidan helps us prepare for each of its days, on Tuesday the Bishop has Chrism Mass in the Cathedral to bless the Holy Oils, on Wednesday we remember what “Spy Wednesday is,” and then we enter into ... Read More »

A Time of Waving Palms and Outstretched Hands

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/05/20

A TIME OF WAVING PALMS AND OUTSTRETCHED WOUNDED HANDS

 

 

(Today’s reflection is somewhat long… but worthwhile. Take some time to read it all, you can read it through the day as preparation to enter into Holy Week.)

 

There is profound tension in Palm Sunday. There ... Read More »

Palm Sunday - Vigil

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/04/20

PALM SUNDAY (This week begins HOLY WEEK. Today Father Aidan starts us into the journey to Calvary with a prayer and a suggestion on how to celebrate Palm Sunday at home. Tomorrow he will guide us as we process with Jesus’ as He enters Jerusalem.) Palm Sunday at Home ... Read More »

Pray, Hope, and Do Not Worry (Part 3)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/03/20

Pray, Hope, and Do Not Worry - 4/3

Part 3

Right now, we are dealing with a painful reality. As I type this, it is another Sunday morning, when things are not right, not as they should be at St Patrick’s. I feel the absence of you all very ... Read More »

Pray Hope and Don't Worry Part 2

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/02/20

Pray, Hope, and Do Not Worry - 4/2

Part 2

 

He loved to pray the rosary and encouraged other people to do the same. Padre Pio was in the tradition of mystics who sought union with God. He felt through prayer and meditation, the soul could be brought ... Read More »

Pray, Hope, and Do Not Worry (Part 1)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/01/20

Pray, Hope, and Do Not Worry - April 1, 2020

Part 1

(We continue our tour of the Parish Garden, for the next three days we will travel with Padre Pio and Fr. Aidan into a journey of deep love for Jesus and the Eucharist)

Just as Fr Brian ... Read More »

Sainthood is Never out of Fashion - Continued

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

SAINTHOOD IS NEVER OUT OF FASHION - Continued March 31, 2020

In 1915, with a $750,000 grant from Drexel, the Sisters would also found Xavier University in New Orleans. The only historically black Catholic college in the United States, Xavier was designed to train teachers who could staff ... Read More »

Sainthood is Never out of Fashion

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

SAINTHOOD IS NEVER OUT OF FASHION - March 30, 2020

(As we continue our tour through the Prayer Garden in our church, we reflect today and tomorrow on the life of St. Katharine Drexel)

I am old. I just look in the mirror and see a grey-haired stranger looking ... Read More »

There's No Place Like Home (Specially Our Eternal Home)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, (SPECIALLY OUR ETERNAL HOME) - March 29, 2020

(For this V-Sunday of Lent, Fr. Aidan offers this reflection on Martha and Jesus. We recommend you find a quiet place before you start reading and play some soft background music and light a candle as ... Read More »