Our Seasons

Apr
13
2017

Holy Thursday 2017 - The Washing of Feet: “as I have done to you …”

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"Several years ago, I walked the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela across the north of Spain. After a full day of being confined by hiking boots and having tired feet, I got into the habit of soaking and massaging my feet most evenings. That was practical, even necessary, if my feet were going to take me over the next day's route."

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Apr
9
2017

The Great Doorway: The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"A doorway leading to Holy Week is an invitation to mysteries both familiar and unknown. . . .But the events of suffering, death, and resurrection are experienced in ever-new ways. Let's find our own path through the mysteries of this sacred Week. "

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Apr
7
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 6 - Jesuit

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Seasons

In this six-part series, Kevin Burns selects a book for each week of Lent. Each book speaks to one of the great traditions within Catholic culture. Each book also shows how its author integrates that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. In this sixth and final week, we follow Monty Williams S.J. on the Ignatian path – wherever opportunity allows.

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Apr
2
2017

The Promise of Spring: The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"The Resurrection grace of Easter will be revealed to us when we are most in need. In the meantime, that early bud or bird arrives as a harbinger of greater things to come."

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Mar
30
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 5 - Carmelite

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Seasons

In this six-part series, Kevin Burns selects a book for each week of Lent. Each book speaks to one of the great traditions within Catholic culture. Each book also shows how its author struggles to apply that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. This week Edith Stein O. C. D. (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) on the Carmelite path.

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Mar
29
2017

A Strange Rhythm

Posted by Raj Vijayakumar, SJ in Our Seasons

The story of two ants has a very Christian meaning for our daily lives in Lent.

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Mar
26
2017

Giving Glory to God: The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"Saint Irenaeus reminded us that the fully alive person gives glory to God. "

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Mar
23
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 4 - Dominican

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Seasons

In this six-part series, Kevin Burns selects a book for each week of Lent. Each book speaks to one of the great traditions within Catholic culture. Each book also shows how its author struggles to apply that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. This week Timothy Radcliffe O.P. and the challenges of the Dominican path.

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Mar
19
2017

The Question of Why: The Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"Lent is a period when this question of WHY should naturally lead to a deepening of our faith. Perhaps the apex of that faith is today's famous verse from Paul's Letter to the Romans: "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit." "

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Mar
16
2017

A 2017 Lenten Bookshelf: A Second Look at a Six Fold Path: Part 3 - Franciscan

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Seasons

In this six-part series, Kevin Burns selects a book for each week of Lent. Each book speaks to one of the great traditions within Catholic culture. Each book also shows how its author struggles to apply that tradition. Six different approaches to the same journey through the desert of Lent to the Easter promise of resurrection. This week Dan P. Horan OFM explores the Franciscan path.

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