March 28, 2018

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The Ninth and Tenth Stations of the Cross

As we journey to the Passion, walk with Jesus through the ninth and tenth stations.

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March 27, 2018

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The Seventh and Eighth Stations of the Cross

Meditate slowly on the stations seven and eight.

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March 26, 2018

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The Fifth and Sixth Stations of the Cross

Walk with Jesus and meditate on the fifth and sixth stations today as we journey toward the Passion.

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March 25, 2018

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The Third and Fourth Stations of the Cross

Continue your journey to the passion and slowly meditate on the Third and Fourth Stations of the Cross.

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March 24, 2018

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The First and Second Stations of the Cross

I have started the practice of reading these stations slowly. I read and meditate on one or two stations a day.

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March 23, 2018

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Thursday of the Lord’s Supper – Eucharist and Humble Service

Last Supper

The Last Supper took place on the first Holy Thursday. It was that night that Jesus instituted the Eucharist, but curiously, the gospel for the Mass on Holy Thursday is not the Institution Narrative, it is the footwashing.

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March 16, 2018

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Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Saint Cyril

Cyril was born in Jerusalem in 315 AD. Both of his parents were Christian, and they faithfully handed on the gift of faith to their son. Cyril had an exceptional aptitude for learning, and as a young man he emerged a brilliant scholar.

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February 28, 2018

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Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

Saints Perpetua and Felicity

March 7 is the memorial of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, two courageous women who were martyred, along with three heroic men, Saturus, Saturninus, and Revocatus, as part of the persecution of Septimus Severus, the Roman emperor from 193 to 211 AD. Their deaths took place on March 7, 203, in Carthage, a city in North Africa located in the modern country of Tunisia. Perpetua and Felicity are held in such high esteem that they are two of only seven women on the second list of saints in the Roman Canon or Eucharistic Prayer I.

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February 23, 2018

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Four Glorious Realities to Encourage Disciples

Transfiguration

There is a second altar in the Basilica of the Transfiguration called the Grotto of Christ or the Lower Chapel. It is located beneath the high altar in the location of the first Christian church built on Mount Tabor during the Byzantine Period. The chapel has a barrel-vaulted ceiling decorated with a magnificent blue mosaic designed by A. Villani. The mosaic depicts four scenes, two on each side, and unexpectedly, they do not portray anything related to the Transfiguration of Jesus, but rather, portray four glorious realities that pertain to the life of Jesus. The purpose of the first Transfiguration was to encourage Jesus as he made his journey to Jerusalem, and the objective of the four scenes is to encourage the people of today as they make their pilgrim journey through life.

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February 23, 2018

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The Transfiguration: A Glorious Moment to Encourage Jesus

Transfiguration

As we begin Lent, we look ahead to the end of Lent and the celebration of the Paschal Mystery during the Sacred Triduum, the commemoration of the Passion, death, and Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

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