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These Weeks in Madonna House - March 27-April 8 II GETTING TO THE POINT - April 9, 2015 ... was stunningly beautiful in its essential simplicity. I am the spiritual director of the woman who was baptized, so had the immense privilege of administering those sacraments to her - a moment of awe and sacred delight, about which I can say very little, really. After the Vigil, we celebrated with a festive late night supper. Our Russian Easter foods of paska and koolitch (a sweet cheese confection and a special Easter bread) were consumed in large quantities (note my use of the passive voice ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/04/these-weeks-in-madonna-house-march-27_9.html
An Unusual Holy Week, a Happy Easter, and Another Special Anniversary PRINTS OF GRACE - April 5, 2015 ... gathered in prayer, singing, and praising the Lord. I've been excited for one of my Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) sisters ever since I found out her husband would be coming into the Church at the Easter Vigil. I sat with her and some other friends I know through CRHP this evening. We all were overjoyed to see someone we've known and been praying for over a number of years be Confirmed and receive his First Communion. We cracked up when his sponsor and another mutual friend immediately asked ...http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/04/An-Unusual-Holy-Week-Happy-Easter-and-Another-Special-Anniversary.html
The Easter Triduum: Entering Into the Paschal Mystery INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - April 2, 2015 ... this yearly cycle, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, "the various aspects of the one Paschal mystery unfold"(CCC 1171). The Easter Triduum holds a special place in the liturgical year because it marks the culmination of the yearly celebration in proclaiming the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Latin word triduum refers to a period of three days and has long been used to describe various three-day observances that prepared for a feast day through ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/04/the-easter-triduum-entering-into-the-paschal-mystery.html
The Year of Consecrated Life (3): Consecration As a Specification of Baptismal Grace CATHOLIC COMMENTARY - January 7, 2015 ... of anecdotes. From time to time I attend Mass at St Patrick's Soho Square. On one such occasion, having been asked to do one of the readings, I noticed that those asked to do the second reading and bidding prayers were, like me, using Magnificat to aid their participation in the liturgy. From time to time, I am sure that I share the experience of others in meeting a Catholic who has a more than typical awareness of (not the same as perfection in, I hasten to ...http://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-year-of-consecrated-life-3.html
Parish Life in 2014...dismal at Best CONNECTICUT CATHOLIC CORNER - December 31, 2014 I'm not a cradle Catholic. I fell in love with the Catholic faith because of its immense beauty. Beauty that I found in its Sacraments, writings, architecture, stained glass windows, Gregorian chant, complete Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, Catholic hymns, incense, rites, ornate altars and vestments, Holy Water/Oil, sacramentals, devotions, feast days and the order and reverence of the Mass. All the big and little things that set ...http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2014/12/parish-life-in-2014dismal-at-best.html