Posts tagged The Passion

Standing firm.

Yesterday, the readings of the office, seemed to be saying “Stand firm” or a least so it seemed to me. This morning an article on staying with the cross popped up on my facebook newsfeed. All this reminded me of an article I had read while doing my spiritual director training. By Peter Fenessy SJ, […]

The Seven Last Words 3: “Behold your Mother.”

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” In Jesus’ words we are drawn to focus on the wider scene of his crucifixion. What we glimpse is not an unfamiliar scene of distort […]

Christ the King.

After last weeks readings full of the signs of the times and pointing forward to the second coming, this Sunday’s readings at Mass had an interesting juxtaposition. The readings from Daniel, Revelation and the Psalm all spoke of Jesus’ majesty and glory. Here his sovereignty is seen clearly. The eternal nature of his kingdom is […]

Holy Saturday.

Last night I read this quote from one of my course books, about the move from contemplating the Passion to being with Jesus in the joy of the Resurrection: “Finally you must let him breathe his last and be gone. You must walk around in the hollowness of this loss. The Resurrection is no miraculous […]

Good Friday Evening Thoughts.

I feel drained after the Good Friday Liturgy. Despite an evening of laughter, I have returned home feeling tearful. Being so close to Doug’s beautiful funeral on Tuesday, the emotions feel very similar. There was a lot of laughter at the wake afterwards, only to be replaced by sadness later. This week I have been […]

Reviewing our Lenten Journey: Lent 6 with the adults.

We left out the prayer stations that the children had been using (see below), and along side them, set out the adult’s version. There were six ‘stations’. Five had extracts from the gospel for Lent 6, an extract from Communion with Christ and other readings. The sixth had the Sieger Koder ‘Last Supper’ laid out, […]