Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs

From our archives, Sharon-Rose Milan - now Sharon-Rose Fraser, wife and mother - from years ago, in April. She is still an artist and...

Divine Mercy Sunday and the Pierced Side of Christ

‘Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe’… ‘My Lord and my God!’ (Jn. 20:18)). Today is Divine...

Lynn’s Resurrection

The significance of today's Gospel, about doubting Thomas—came home to me in a special way on 1 January 1975 when I was informed of...

Surrendering to Grace When Bereft of the Sacraments

In times of spiritual aridity we can be tempted to think that without certain works, like the Sacraments, our good Lord cannot save us....

Christ, the Hope of Glory

My dear friends, in this Easter season, I’d like to talk to you about hope. Indeed, casually speaking, we have much to “hope” for...

Handel’s Messiah and the Resurrection

This day, in 1742, April 13th, was the first performance of Handel’s Messiah, in Dublin, of all places. Here was an Oratorio, following the...

In the Glorious Light of Easter, Alleluia!

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden...

An  Easter Hymn: Ad cenam Agni providi

Ad cenam Agni providi, stolis salutis candidi, post transitum maris Rubri, Christo canamus principi. Cuius corpus sanctissimum, in ara crucis torridum, sed et cruorem roseum, gustando Dei...

An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday

I have always found the following homily, recited on this Holy Saturday in the Office of Readings, rather powerful and moving, earthy, pun intended,...

Good Friday and the Mirror of the Cross

The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquity (Is. 53:11).⧾ The reading of the Passion of our Lord...