Holy Thursday 2020

The Hour Has Come

Dear Friends, “Now is the time for the Son of Man to be glorified (Jn. 12:23),” says our Lord a few days before His Passion. What a mysterious statement. So much is going on in the life of Christ even before the Crucifixion, the “Day of our Salvation.” Jesus will speak at length to his […]

Holy Week 2019

Dear Friends, The culmination of 40 days of Lenten preparation is upon us. We enter in to the holiest week of the year in our Christian Faith. Holy Week begins Palm Sunday and ends Easter Sunday. How ready am I? Maybe my Lenten fast and resolutions have fallen short of my expectations and plans. Isn’t […]

Holy Thursday

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text _order=”0″] Holy Thursday night opens for us the holiest few days of the liturgical year, the Easter Triduum. During the past 40 days of Lent we have been preparing to celebrate the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection. As Catholics we believe that we are not merely “remembering” an event of the […]

Spy Wednesday

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][x_image type=”none” src=”https://littlerockcarmel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/the-Passion-in-art-34.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text] Psalm 54 (55)Against a faithless friend Open your ears, O God, to my prayer,   and do not hide when I call on you:   turn to me and answer me. My thoughts are distracted and I am disturbed   by the voice […]

Palm Sunday

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text] Blessed Palm/Passion Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week! We pray in the Liturgy of the Hours for Lauds (morning prayer) the antiphon and intercessions below. As you pray this with us, let us all unite in welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem, and into our very lives this week. And let us […]

Temptations in the Desert

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text _order=”0″] Mark 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,and he remained in the desert for forty days,tempted by Satan.He was among wild beasts,and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested,Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:“This is the time of fulfillment.The kingdom of God […]

Second Sunday of Advent

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text _order=”0″] Dear Friends, Let these lines from sacred liturgy be healing balm to your soul … PSALMODY First Vespers Antiphon 1.   New city of Zion, let your heart sing for joy; see how humbly your King comes to save you. Antiphon 2.  Have courage, all of you, lost and fearful; take […]

Paying the Temple Tax, Part II

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Before starting where we left off from part one, I wanted to play this part in The Passion of the Christ movie that captures the point I was trying to make […]

Paying the Temple Tax, Part I

  Before you leave, take a look at the updated Happenings page!   Monday, August 14, 2017  ~  19th Week in Ordinary Time … AND the memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe The gospel for today is from Matthew chapter 17, verses 22-27.  I would like to share some thoughts about it and gladly welcome yours!  […]

Spy Wednesday

   Hello, World, once again!  During this most holiest of weeks of the liturgical year, I just wanted to share some pictures I saw in a book we have displayed in our chapter room in the monastery …  such beautiful artwork! Let us remain close to Jesus, and be His “very good friends” (St. Teresa […]