Browsing the October 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

Browsing the October 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

In Celebration of Mary: The Angelus – Model of the Spiritual Life: Part 2

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/26/20

In my previous article, I presented the Angelus as a model of the spiritual life, the first phase being to “conceive of the Holy Spirit” by faithfully committing ourselves to the Lord through prayer, active participation at Mass, reception of the sacraments, spiritual reading, works of mercy, etc. I ... Read More »

In Celebration of Mary: The Angelus – Model of the Spiritual Life: Part 1

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/22/20

“The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit…” So begins the ancient prayer we know as, the Angelus. Historians speculate that the Angelus devotion originated as a result of an 11th century monastic custom, in which three Hail Marys were recited at ... Read More »

A Reflection on Mary

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/13/20

A Reflection on Mary

      As mentioned last week, October is traditionally referred to as the Month of the Holy Rosary, and that being so, I want offer up another reflection on our Blessed Mother Mary.

      When you think of Mary, what image comes ... Read More »

10-11-2020 - 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time A " A Commentary on Faith"

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/08/20

A Commentary on “Faith”

This week I thought it might be beneficial to move away from writing another scriptural commentary, and instead, share with you some insights about this thing we call ‘faith,’ something without which my commentaries would be meaningless!

 So first things first:  faith is intangible. We ... Read More »