Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater At the cross her station keeping,stood the mournful mother weeping, close to Jesus at the last,Through her soul, of joy bereavèd,bowed with anguish, deeply grievèd,now at length the sword hath passed. O, that blessed one, grief-laden,blessed Mother, blessed Maiden,Mother of the all-holy One;O that silent, ceaseless mourning,O those dim eyes, never turningfrom that wondrous, […]

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Palms and Psalms

“Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord” Matthew 21:9). On Sunday, I watched the mass streamed online from home – it was beautiful! I have to say though I missed receiving my palm branch. I recall as a child the Palm Sunday procession, waving palms and then afterwards returning home […]

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Lead Kindly Light…

Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead me Thou on! The night is dark, and I am far from home, Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step is enough for me. I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that Thou shouldst lead […]

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God is Our Refuge

Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;though its waters roar and foam,though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,the […]

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Lamb of God…

Agnus Dei,quitollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis.Agnus Dei,quitollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis.Agnus Dei,quitollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,have mercy on us.Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,have mercy on us.Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,grant us […]

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Confidence In God’s Mercy…

Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God,    according to your steadfast love;according to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions.Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is ever before me.Against you, you alone, have I sinned,    and done what is evil in your sight,so that you […]

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“Still Waters”

The Psalms were originally meant to be sung – in fact they were written as words to songs. It is with this knowledge that we can “enter into the Psalms” and try to listen to the rhythms of these beautiful writings. Hidden within Psalm 23, lies beautiful imagery of the Lord as our Shepherd; tending […]

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Hope of The Sick

The Feast of St. Joseph This morning, I looked out from our back porch and there was a thick fog covering the view. It was a surprise because I did not expect to see this! Trying to see through the dense fog was quite impossible. I could only see a little way…and then the view […]

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