Category: Meditations: Seasonal

Jesus’ Place in the Assumption

“Her Assumption reveals a key aspect of what it means to be Christian. We do not follow Christ because he is a great moral philosopher, but because being attached to him makes us who we were made to be.” – Thomas Griffin

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Our Transfiguration

“God wants us to listen to Jesus so that Jesus can transform us into Himself (1Jn 4:12-17). What closer relationship can there be than to be than to be in Him and Him in me?” – Debra Black

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Night Vision: A Reflection on the Transfiguration

“What God is doing will often be obscured by signs of failure, danger, and even death. Like the apostles we need night vision glasses from Jesus—to be schooled in faith and trust, so that when things seem dark we will be able to see purpose and plan and hope. We are invited to hold fast to the glimpse of glory revealed in our mountaintop experiences and to let memory and hope sustain us.” – Grace Abruzzo

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi

“The solemnity of the Corpus Domini [Body of the Lord] is not just the simple memorial of a historical event which took place almost two thousand years ago at the Last Supper; rather, it recalls us to the ever-present reality of Jesus always living in our midst.” – Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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So Close: The Breath of God

“I’ve often had the sense of being called “into the deep.” But at this point more than ever I saw that I could not go alone: to swim safely in the deep, I had to remain in the arms of the Father.” – Grace Abruzzo

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Preparing for Pentecost with Mary

“As the Father and Son are completing the Paschal Mystery and preparing to give them the Holy Spirit, it is Mary who is preparing her children for this great event.  And of course, what she does with them is what she wants to do with us.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The Risen Lord Present in the World Today

“How is the Risen Lord present to us?  He is not simply present in the world – one presence among other presences.  He is present to the world through His mystical body holding the whole world together.” – Dr. Anthonly Lilles

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Refocusing on the Ascension of Jesus

“The Ascension of Jesus reveals that while our existence necessarily involves this present world, it most certainly does not end with this present world.” – Fr. Matthew MacDonald

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Fixing vs. Facing

“It is only when we face the fuller depths of our humanity – in all its beauty and brokenness – that we can die with Christ and rise with him.” -Fr. Derek Sakowski

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