Archives for March, 2017

Mar
30

Jesus’s Last Weeks

We all know the Passion narrative that details the events during Jesus’s last week, from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. Yet, most Christians would be hard pressed to answer this question: Where was Jesus in the weeks leading up to his arrival in […]

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Mar
23

The Annunciation of the Lord

March 25 is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. This holy day of obligation observes the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would bear the Son of God: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your […]

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Mar
16

Saint Joseph

March 20 is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this holy day of obligation, we celebrate the man who played such an integral role in the early life of Jesus. While we do not have full knowledge of Joseph’s life—he disappears from the New Testament narrative when Jesus […]

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Mar
09

The Stations of the Cross

In the Catholic Church, devotions during the Lenten Season customarily focus on the events of the Passion of Christ. We remember the suffering and death of Jesus, from the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane to his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. One devotion that is popular with many Christians during Lent is the Stations of […]

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Mar
02

The Lenten Season

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.” Mk 1:14–15 The Lenten Season is upon us, commencing yesterday, Ash Wednesday, and continuing through to the celebration of the Paschal […]

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