Lent is coming to a close or is it? With all the restrictions and cancellations will Easter really be Easter? These are good questions and one good thing about the pandemic is it really helps remind us that really our Lenten practices should never really stop.
Here is an encouraging thought. Every night as we lay down to sleep we have the opportunity to practice our death. Yes, that is right, night prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours reflects this truth in the prayers we recite.
The breviary contains the unique and special prayer of the Church called the Liturgy of the Hours. This Liturgy is an both a preparation and extension of the most important ultimate liturgy of the church, the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. He is perturbed by the sin, sickness and death that leads to unbelief and grief without hope. He has destroyed these vicious realities that threaten our salvation and He invites us to deepen our faith and trust in Him!
Dear Parishioners, now more than ever, we need to heed this simple and powerful prayer, “Jesus, I trust in you.” This is not simply for our own sake either, but for the sake of the people we will encounter. ...