Br. Peter Trinko
“The fight for Sunday is another of the Church’s major concerns in the present day, when there is so much to upset the rhythm of time that sustains community” . What does Pope Emeritus Benedict mean by “the fight for Sunday”? My thought is that he is referring to the difficulty to keep Sunday holy, set apart, different from every other day of the week.
Sr. Mary of Joseph Budz
History of the Woman who waits
Being that this Sunday we celebrate and remember our mothers, I was thinking back on some of my fondest memories growing up, and the thought came to me of the joy I received returning home after a long day at school to find my mom waiting for me. It’s a simple thought, and an occurrence that I often took for granted, but as I reflected more, I realized a not-so-coincidental similarity with the Woman who we also celebrate and honor this weekend as Our Mother, Our Lady of Luján: the Woman who waits.
Fr. Thomas Steinke, IVE
There is a natural or perhaps better, a supernatural progression in the spiritual life. One normally begins with lots of vocal prayers, going through many different prayer books and that is a good thing, very pleasing to God. Then, God will give the person a hunger for spiritual reading in addition to their other forms of prayer and then one learns things about their faith very much like they learn things in any other course of study.