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Praying in Holy Places

For many people, a pilgrimage is a time of renewal. Going to a specific, holy place, often walking more than usual, praying in a place that is made significant by who has been there and what has happened in the past, any one of these things would help us to reflect on our lives, and a pilgrimage usually has all of them. ...

2024-04-19T16:27:07-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Categories: CNSA, From the Newsletter|1 Comment

Renewal-What Does It Mean To Us?

The theme for this edition of the TAU-USA is “Renewal.” What comes to mind? A day of rest? Something one does for a magazine subscription or a driver’s or professional license? What happens when we do not renew something? We may become burned out or exhausted in terms of our mind, or we may need to pay extra or pay a fine in terms of a license, or perhaps we might not be able to practice our profession/work. How about a renewal of our commitment to the Gospel? ...

2024-04-13T16:21:17-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: From the Newsletter, Minister’s Message|2 Comments

The Gospel Through a Franciscan Lens – Easter Sunday – Fr. Christopher

On this blessed day you and I thank God for the incredible grace to declare in the Sunday Creed: “On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” Jesus is alive, alive in His humanity and in His divinity—the very same person who was born in Bethlehem, walked the dusty roads of Palestine, died in anguish on Calvary’s cross.

2024-04-01T14:35:38-04:00March 30th, 2024|Categories: CNSA, Homilies|0 Comments

The Gospel Through a Franciscan Lens – Passion Sunday – Fr. Christopher

“O Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and the future pledge is given to us.” This Sunday of Passion we begin a whole week of gathering in prayer and liturgy to proclaim the mystery of our faith. The week of our Lord’s Passion begins with His triumphal entry into His holy city, Jerusalem. “We adore, You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.”

2024-03-23T12:47:00-04:00March 23rd, 2024|Categories: CNSA, Homilies|0 Comments
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