A RE-BLOG POST of Holy Week

It gives me pleasure to share this re-blog post to savor Holy Week, Daryl, thank you.


Upon the horizon
Let all sinners seek
The offer of treasure
Of our Holy Week

So rich are the blessings
Found in the Word
The miracles shared
Of truth that occurred

An infinite well
Through mystery deep
An eternal drawing
Of quenching to seep

Through prayer of a supper
And passions display
Comes our greatest joy
On Easters Sunday!

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A Bing Quote

In a recent retreat I attended, the question posed was:

  What do you thirst for in life?

The easy and obvious answers came forth:  career, prosperity, good health, etc.  That did not please our presenter.  Rather, he suggested we focus on the premise that we are created for love and that God gives us love through created things.  Then he quoted John Paul II, saying:

“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions.  It does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.”

We moved on to a short story of a father with his child walking along the beach.  Very content, the boy with his toys sat at the edge of the waves with his back to the ocean.  Puzzled, the  father said to the boy, “If you turn around, you will discover an ocean of mysteries.”  My guess is that at times the Holy Trinity sees us in that perspective.  Then when I silently answered what I thirst for, emptying my heart for him, God graciously gave me himself.

What do you really thirst for?

I pray you will find refreshment with God during this Holy Week.


A Bing Image

It’s time to think ahead for celebrating Easter Sunday dinner.

How about creating a jovial centerpiece for the table?


Instead of daisies, I think tulips would be dazzling



Deviled eggs


Fancy carrot salad


Roasted leg of lamb Provençale



Strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie

What will you be preparing for your Easter celebration?


Photo of Jerusalem

When the people welcomed Jesus riding on a donkey toward the gate of Jerusalem, they shouted “Hosanna in the Highest.”  Five days later they shouted “Crucify him!”

It seems to me that we should be singing “Hosanna” every day given the fact that Hosanna means, “Come please save…us.”



A Pexels Image

“If Christ didn’t rise from the dead, then our faith is in vain.”

–John Cardinal O’Connor

In the midst of following in Jesus’ Passion, let us remember those now preparing for Baptism, while for those of us already baptized, let Grace continue to transform our lives.