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Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 6/06/23
The Eucharist is the most sacred thing in the world, and yet in his mercy, God has made it accessible. In the Eucharist, God bends to meet us. Appearing under the appearance of our daily nourishment, he makes it not just possible but simple — blessedly simple — to ... Read More »
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 6/01/23
On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we are reminded to encourage one another, to show affection and support. Can we do it? Can we do it in our daily interactions, in our families? Can we even do it on social media?
The disciples at Pentecost
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 5/26/23
The disciples at Pentecost were given the grace to speak in the tongues of many nations. When we engage with those who do not believe, who disagree with us, are we speaking the right language? We have to use the words they are able to understand — not just ... Read More »
When the world sees us, do they see to whom we belong?
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 5/20/23
When the world sees us, do they see to whom we belong? In what ways are we most manifestly Christian? In prayer, in service, in sacrifice? Whatever it is, let us devote ourselves to it with one accord, so that Jesus Christ may be glorified in all that we do.
We will keep his commandments
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 5/10/23
If we love Christ, we will keep his commandments, and the world will not accept us. But we are not left orphans — God sends us an Advocate. Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth!
To those who persist in faith
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 5/04/23
To those who persist in faith, the truth is a living stone, strong enough to support the weight of real joy. To those who despair of faith, it is a stumbling block. The truth will always be in their way.
Voice of our shepherd
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 4/28/23
We know the voice of our shepherd. We know he speaks a language of love, of patience, of long-suffering sacrifice. The voice of the thief will offer us freedom, but it is a freedom that ends in destruction. There is only one gate that leads to everlasting life.
God in flesh and blood before them
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 4/18/23
It wasn’t until Christ spoke the words of blessing over the bread that the eyes of the disciples were opened, and they saw him for who he was — God in flesh and blood before them. The Eucharist makes real what we otherwise would fail to see.
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 4/13/23
Doubting Thomas is a mood, and we’ve all had it. We hang our every hope on this sign, that proof. We challenge God: “Make me believe.” To each of us he extends his wounded hand, to each of us he shows his pierced side. He will always meet us ... Read More »
“Do not be afraid.”
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 4/06/23
We are witnesses of all that Christ has done — in our lives, in our souls, in our hearts. We have seen the empty tomb. We have touched the abandoned burial cloths. “Go tell my brothers,” Jesus commands us. “Do not be afraid.”